Brainfeeder reveal release of Matthewdavid LP
Brainfeeder’s de facto New Age guru and all-around production guy, Matthewdavid, returns with a sophomore full-length for the label, an all-inclusive Mindflight entitled In My World. Unlike prior LP Outmind, which was a largely ambient and inward journey, In My World expands exponentially to a multitude of lavish sound worlds ranging from the lush, vaporous pop dub of the title track, ethereal love jams like “Cosmic Caller” and “Next to You Always,” uncharacteristic IDM breakbeats on “West Coast Jungle Juke,” and a languorously crystallized cover “Perpetual Moon Moods”. Every densely atmospheric track is liberally punctuated with Low End Theory-approved doses of speaker-rattling sub-bass.
“In My World” begins with some quick scratches— a nod to Matthewdavid’s origins in hip-hop, however the following material is anything but. From its title track — “We can rap or sing; don’t matter to me.” Or take the lyric from mid-album highlight “Artforms”— “I’m feeling all the artforms start to blend together.” Whether embellishing his recordings with handmade visual accompaniments or synthesizing musical styles, Matthewdavid’s work revolves around diverse and compelling combinations. Rapping or singing, the producer’s vocals are pushed forward as the centerpiece of this album. Rightly so— with a freshly minted marriage and the recent birth of his first child, the Los Angeles-based dublab resident and head of Leaving Records has an abundance of wonders to vocalize.
1. In My World
2. Cosmic Caller
3. The Mood Is Right
4. Perpetual Moon Moods
5. House of Horus
6. Next to You Always
8. Singing Flats
9. West Coast Jungle Juke
10. Birds In Flight (feat. the Light of Love Children’s Choir)
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