posted May 2nd, 2014

Matthew Young's genre-bending, acclaimed Traveler's Advisory was reish'd just a coupla years back by yours truly in conjunction with Yoga Records truly; at the time, critical ears took note and immediately grabbed all the fresh LP copies we could offer. Now Drag City/Yoga Records invite you to go deeper - back to Matthew Young's first solo album, Recurring Dreams! Dating back to 1981 and the apex of the Eno / Berlin schools' influence over a myriad of American followers, Young created eight EMS / Rhodes pieces solo, subtly weaving in variable speed Revox manipulation of traditional rock instrumentation with the lightest of touches. What all too often amounted to predictable schtick in the field of early 80s home electronica, Young made personal, delicate, discreet, and discrete. Wordlessly illustrating its titles -- Version Inversion, The Forest Of Lilacs, and Mistral (a strong, cold, northwesterly wind), Young conjures vivid, progressive tones of the unknown. Requiring the pleasure of repeat listenings to fully reveal its Bonsai-like qualities, Matthew Young's Recurring Dreams is an essential piece of the puzzle in the summer of 2014. Make your bed and get your headphones ready, Recurring Dreams fill your nights on July 22nd!

Artists in this story: Matthew Young