Release Date: 10 June 2016
Format: LP Double Vinyl
|Audion Alpha Limited Vinyl 2LP Set
"Techno that tumbles towards ecstasy, courtesy of Matthew Dear." Pitchfork on Audion's 'Suck¬sh' 2005.
Matthew Dear’s Audion project stands proudly at the intersection between art and hedonism, realised over a decade long dedication to powerful and relevant dance music. Growing out of the vibrant DIY Detroit underground, Audion and his contemporaries were free to feed o the energy reverberating from UK and European dancefloors, but singular in their desire to create their own sound and spirit. An Audion release is techno in it’s purest sense - whether it’s pushing the bombastic limits, spinning the dancefloor out of control or elegantly toying with just a few sonic elements.
‘Alpha’ is Audion’s ¬rst artist album in 10 years and comes at the end of a period of fevered activity. The collective body of work standing as a marker in time and a de¬ning moment in the life of the artist. Drowning out the noise of the outside world, ‘Alpha’ was a puzzle pieced together sonically in the shadows and wildly brought to life in a matter of weeks. The artwork for ‘Alpha’ has again been realised by Will Calcutt, Dear’s long-time collaborator, who has a visual plan for the music that matches the sonic vision, completing the ¬nal critical piece of the puzzle.
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