Beginning Of The End: The Spectral Sound Singles
by Matthew Dear
Released: May 2008
Label: Spectral Sound
Before Dear the cyborg crooner, and before Dear as Audion the minimal monster, there was this young, underground dude in Detroit who made a slew of 12-inch dancer jammers mainly with the city's warehouse-whatever scene in mind. These folks only freak for the best techno and house in the world, so stuff like "Irreparably Dented" and "Versus You" is exactly that. Here we have pure rhythm and pure movement, and they bleed into your skin the minute you press Play.