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Finger Playlist: Matthew Dear

Matthew Dear

has created a nuanced body of work under a variety of guises (Jabberjaw, Audion, False etc.) over the last ten years or so, but revealed little of himself. Until his album «Asa Breed» in 2007 he focused on faceless dance floor orientated minimal techno and electronica. Now the Texan electronica polyglot steps into the shoes of Arthur Russell and David Byrne to transform dance tracks into pop songs – could be described as «avant pop».

a song that reminds you of school

LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out

best Beatles song

The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows

your boozed up anthem

Depeche Mode - Everything Counts (Live)

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed

John Prine - Great Compromise

perfect anthem for Detroit

MC5 - Kick Out The Jams

record you were looking for the longest

Everything on iTunes.

a record you fell in love to

Brian Eno - 1/2

first record you remember

Hokey Pokey

the song to be played at your funeral

I haven't written it yet...

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life

Arthur Russell - Calling Out Of Context

your ultimate heartbreak song

Townes Van Zandt - When Your Dream Lover Dies

first record you bought

Tone-Loc - Wild Thing

a song that reminds your friends of you

Aerosmith - Dude Looks Like A Lady

a song you would use as a ring-tone

Dog Days

your sunday morning song

Kris Kristofferson - Sunday Morning Coming Down

best video clip you ever saw

Herbie Hancock - Rockit

a song you wish you'd written yourself

The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever

If you were stranded on a deserted island you would...take these three books along:

Philip K. Dick: «Flow My Tears, the Police Man Said» / Kurt Vonnegut: «Sirens Of Titan» / Joseph Heller: «Catch 22»

take these three CDs/records with you:

Talking Heads - Remain In Light

Arthur Russell - Another Thought

Radiohead - Kid A

take these three DVDs along:

Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt (by Margaret Brown) / Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (by Terry Gilliam) / Cast Away (by Robert Zemeckis)

take these three games along:

Deck of Cards / Scrabble / Yahtzee

start to learn these three things:

building fires / rafts / huts

subscribe to these three newspapers / magazines:

Deserted Islands of the World / Decorating with Coconuts / The Sand and Sea

miss these three things the most about living in a city:

Noise / Bumps in the Night / Drugs

invite these three persons for a weekend:

lover / lover / lover

get these three pets:

Monkey / Hermit Crab / Volley Ball

learn these three songs by heart:

The Beatles - Help!

take these three tools with you:

Guitar Tuner / Guitar / Guitar string cutter

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