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(Matthew Dear -AUDION)
mid the maelstrom of aliases adopted by Detroit’s prodigious and prolific Matthew Dear, Audion is undoubtedly the grittiest. Alternately demonic and playful, the Audion sound rides a wave of raw sexual energy; the sense of tension, release, lust and doom create a vortex of psychological and visceral elements. One gets the sense of conversing with a rambling, incoherent psychopath who could lash out at any moment. The threat is the intrigue. The debut singles “Kisses”, “The Pong” and “Just F*cking” seemed to come from nowhere in 2004, bringing untamed synths and raucous beats into a devastating melange. The Suckfish
LP followed and solidified Audion as one of the most powerful voices in techno. It wasn’t until 2006 that the world would know Audion, and it took the epic “Mouth To Mouth” to do just that. A 13 minute experience, Mouth To Mouth would go on to be one of the most well known techno songs of the decade, no easy feat for an instrumental. “Noiser” and “Billy Says Go” followed in 2007 and 2008 respectively, ensuring a legacy of individualism and distinctiveness would be maintained alongside a searing live set which has circled the globe many times over.