Audion Announces First Album in 10 Years; Shares First Track
The prolific DJ-producer previews his next full work, out June 10 via !K7.
Audion—the menacing techno alter-ego of Matthew Dear—has announced Alpha, his first full-length since his acclaimed debut in 2005’s Suckfish. Dear’s techno endeavors blossomed organically from his move to Detroit as a teenager, where he became enamored with the city’s most notable dance music export. He also taps the energy, culture, and sounds of European clubs, which he cites as the central influence in”Mouth to Mouth,” a track that garnered him international praise after Richie Hawtin released it in his closing set at the 2006 Detroit Electronic Music Festival.
Since cofounding Ghostly International in 1998, Dear has graced the now-legendary label with numerous Audion releases and made stops at some of the most storied clubs around the globe. Alpha will represent the closing of the first chapter in his artistic trajectory, one that endowed him with the ability to blend the relentless with the sophisticated in ways that few in his position can. Hear the fervent bass and twisted synth leads of “Destroyer” on Boiler Room, the first peak at the album’s ambitions.
Alpha is scheudled for release on June 10 via !K7.
01. A1 Dem
02. There Was A Button
03. Gut Man Commeth
05. Celestial Antibody
09. Bob The Builder
12. Zunk Synth