Beams - GHOSTLY INTERNATIONAL
FILTER Grade: 84%
By Kyle Lemmon on August 29, 2012
Matthew Dear owned the night on 2010’s Black City and earlier this year with his Headcage EP. The techno-house artist slices through some of the carnal grime and aural murk of earlier releases with fourth LP, Beams. It’s an incandescent release that places a heavy emphasis on subterranean bass, as emphasized by the celestial surf-punk jam “Earthforms” or the manic electro slinker “Overtime.” Recorded at Dear’s home studio, that very DIY spirit oozes into its earworm-y arrangements.