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Spectral Sound
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October 4, 2005

"Audion's on a velvet glove tip, wrapping iron-fisted beats in plush sounds that rub you all the right ways -- and leave you red with welts. No wonder so many of the track titles reference sex. Acid lashings, stilleto stabs, and knotty, knotty sub-bass -- this is the sound of giving in and letting go." -Philip Sherburne (The Wire, XLR8R, Pitchfork)

Amidst the maelstrom of aliases adopted by Detroits prodigious and prolific Matthew Dear, AUDION is undoubtedly the grittiest -- a dark representation of Dear's id and a brain undone. The singles Kisses,The Pong and Just Fucking have earned immense praise for their serrated approach to heavy 4/4 techno, bringing untamed synths and raucous beats into a devastating melange. With Suckfish, Matthew Dear frees the psychic energy from its social underpinnings and allows a new voice to prevail, permitting the music of his birth name to reach further into the electronic pop realms he carved out on 2003's widely acclaimed Leave Luck to Heaven. By integrating the vital spirit of Detroit techno with a tangible sense of tension and release, Audion forges an indelible new path for heavy machine music.

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