Artist: Matthew Dear
Album: Black City
Tags: deep house, retro 80s, avant pop, cowbell, my gang rotw
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One of the tracks that will define the summer of 2010 will be this one from Matthew Dear - Little People (Black City).
At over nine minutes long, in three sections roughly divided into three minutes each, it is a highlight from a near perfect album.
Black City is darker and poppier than earlier work, taking it away from dance floor fillers to appeal to the wider world. Weird catchy little hooks, unexpected words in strange lines and otherworldly imagery typify the new direction. His vocals are deep and mannered, recalling the style of many artists of the early 80s, who in turn were inspired by Bryan Ferry. …