Release Date 07/21/2007
Matthew Dear's Asa Breed finds the Detroit-based electronic artist achieving new artistic heights - it's more robust, more accessible, and yet still undeniably Matthew Dear. Incorporating his uniquely crafted textures alongside rhythmic influences from Brian Eno & David Byrne's classic My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, plus a lyrical storytelling element from his Texas upbringing, Asa Breed is a completely unique musical experience.Since his debut at the decade's beginning, Mathew Dear has been championed as North America's brightest new electronic talent. His 2003 debut, Leave Luck To Heaven, garnered unequivocal praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, Spin and Entertainment Weekly, and in the period since, Dear has conquered the international techno scene under the alias of Audion. But when it came time to return to his roots, there was only one path to take.With each track on this album, Dear tells a unique story about life and human relationships with his rich baritone voice and fusion of live and electronic instruments. In sum, Asa Breed represents a new feeling and a more expansive look into the psyche of an artist coming into his own.