Audion’s album Alpha is a most welcome return from Matthew Dear’s techno alter ego following a decade-long album absence. Hailed as an much-needed injection of fun and authenticity into the genre’s crowded landscape, the album has been steadily blowing up dance floors and headphones since its release in June.
This week, two new remixes have surfaced from an upcoming double-sided single for album tracks “Gut Man Cometh” and “Destroyer.” First up, electronic music legend and longtime !K7 collaborator Matthew Herbert delivers a devastating deconstruction of “Gut Man Cometh,” stripping the track down to its component elements and building it back up again. Next up is “Lean Tape Version” from Aus affiliate FOLD, layering jazzy synth chords on top of the propulsive percussion to give the track some added warmth.
Alpha is the first album from Matthew Dear’s techno alias Audion in over a decade, and it couldn’t come at a better time. Dear’s work as Audion captures what we love most about techno: propulsive rhythms, infectious basslines that morph with the track’s progression, and a sense of fun that is missing from all too many productions.
Before the full album drops on 10th June, Dear has shared one of the album’s many dancefloor weapons “Timewarp” for an advance stream. “‘Timewarp’ was made for my live set at the legendary festival of the same name,” Dear explained in an email to The FADER, who premiered the track. “I started it in a hotel and tested at the festival. It worked well, and I returned to the studio later that week to finalize it.”
Alpha arrives 10th June on CD, LP & digital formats. Pre-orders are available now.