Matthew Dear (US)
Matthew Dear resides in Chicago and records under the aliases False for Minus and Jabberjaw for Perlon. Assimilating contemporary minimal techno, the composer presents a playful and resolutely rhythmic music. His compositions integrate a very personal and innovative investigation with powerful beats, rhythmic crackles, samples of truncated voices, and layers of crusty or muffled synths. Following the example of Akufen, Thomas Brinkmann, or Ricardo Villalobos, Matthew Dear digests, re-interprets, and offers a personal and innovative version of this genre, mining its unexpected creative potential. In the guise of False, Dear can be considered one of this year's MUTEK festival discoveries.