Release Date 07/23/2007
Since his debut, Matthew Dear has been championed as North America's brightest new electronic talent. After his breakout 2003 debut Leave Luck to Heaven paired icy beats and engaging vocals, it's safe to say people have been anxiously awaiting the proper follow up--which finally lands this year, entitled Asa Breed. Forgoing his recent pillaging of the techno scene under his Audion guise, Dear works again here under his birthname to bring his atmospheric production to the music he first started producing--vocal pop. "Deserter" is the first single, an elegant marriage of effects and melody--blue dawn music, submerged in a warm gauze of synths and hum, with a Four Tet remix and exclusive B-side to boot. All Clean. We like all tracks.