Audion Alpha on 2LP
First Album in 10 Years from Matthew Dear Side Project!
Matthew Dear's Audion project stands proudly at the intersection between art and hedonism, realized 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 off 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 first artist album in ten 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 defining 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 realized by Will Calcutt, Matthew Dear's long time collaborator, who has a visual plan for the music that matches the sonic vision, completing the final critical piece of the puzzle.