Ghostly International founder Matthew Dear lays down the foundations of expectation for his forthcoming LP Beams with the elasticated delights of "Her Fantasy". Typical production idiosyncrasies from Dear are evident throughout, as the track quickly fills the stereo expanses with a multi-layered backing for the producer's distinctive vocal swagger and endlessly twisting synth arpeggio to bounce over. A jubilant accordion line provides the musical ingenuity on "Crimewave", shifting in and out of focus as the track dips and weaves with rhythmic drama, and the entire B Side is dedicated to remix of the title track from Tornado Wallace. The Australian Simpsons expert does a fine job in teasing out the clomping possibilities of the percussion while introducing a searing electronic synth lead that mutates with prowess as the track progresses.
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