Various Artists Fabric 27: Matthew Dear as Audion
- Words: Justin Hopper
- Label: Fabric
In Matthew Dear's hands, every record is deconstructed to an elemental status: Bubbling water, crackling flame, resonating stone, rushing wind. For his alter-ego Audion's Fabric mix, Dear claims he attempted to recreate the winding corridors and conflicting sounds of a multi-room party at the London club-and he's succeeded with aplomb. Tracks don't so much mix in as approach the disc in a sort of Doppler plod, and by the time Seth Troxler's bad-trip "Backclap" gives way to Ricardo Villalobos' "Chromosul," even the brightest afternoon will have you punching cab-company numbers into your mobile in a happy daze. Fabric 27 is one of the most original mixes of late, and a must-have for Dear fans and fans-to-be alike.
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