It's Full Of Blinding Light

Release date: July 27, 2009
Cat No: SPC-77
Barcode: 804297997711
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The third release in Audion_s slow-drip of new music is a devastating trifecta, a trio of tracks that hit hard and leave a mark. With each taste of the new Audion, it becomes clear that Matthew Dear_s dancefloor alias is deeper, darker, and more nuanced than ever before, while maintaining a lose-your-mind edge that_s impossible to resist. The It_s Full of Blinding Light EP begins with the title track, a playground game of kick the can gone horribly wrong. The beat-a polyrhythmic mishmash of clicks, clacks, and distant children_s voices-moves at a clip until a fleet of synthesizers swoop in, buffeting the track with wave after wave of brain-draining electronic noise. What doesn_t kill you makes you stronger, though, and by the time the track reaches its conclusion, “It_s Full of Blinding Light” shines like a New York City sunrise. “Jukebox Hero Final Loop” is the EP_s passive-aggressive middle sibling, keeping up a facade of soulful 808 claps while a pack of unruly computers quietly lose their shit in the background. “On My Way to the Center” closes things out in menacing style, honing its beef-slap kickdrum into a deadly weapon as the walls close in. Even though the vocal sample keeps repeating “on my way to the center,” Audion_s clearly got his sights set on the outer limits.
The third release in Audion's slow-drip of new music is a devastating trifecta, a trio of tracks that hit hard and leave a mark. With each taste of the new Audion, it becomes clear that Matthew Dear's dancefloor alias is deeper, darker, and more nuanced than ever before, while maintaining a lose-your-mind edge that's impossible to resist. The It_s Full of Blinding Light EP begins with the title track, a playground game of kick the can gone horribly wrong. The beat-a polyrhythmic mishmash of clicks, clacks, and distant children_s voices-moves at a clip until a fleet of synthesizers swoop in, buffeting the track with wave after wave of brain-draining electronic noise. What doesn_t kill you makes you stronger, though, and by the time the track reaches its conclusion, “It_s Full of Blinding Light” shines like a New York City sunrise. “Jukebox Hero Final Loop” is the EP_s passive-aggressive middle sibling, keeping up a facade of soulful 808 claps while a pack of unruly computers quietly lose their shit in the background. “On My Way to the Center” closes things out in menacing style, honing its beef-slap kickdrum into a deadly weapon as the walls close in. Even though the vocal sample keeps repeating “on my way to the center,” Audion_s clearly got his sights set on the outer limits.