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Album Review

The Behind the Mirror 12" received a fraction of the attention given to the 12" released around the same time on Richie Hawtin's Minus. Quality-wise, the two releases are practically equals. Released on M.I.A. and Falko Brocksieper's Berlin-based Sub Static label, these two tracks only reinforce the producer's reputation — even though neither one can be considered on the level of "Typerope," "Freedom Engine," or "She Is He." "Behind the Mirror"'s synthetic tendrils merely tap their tails on the watertight bass drums; it's another one of Mathew Jonson's swift, bumping concoctions. "Folding Space" is, fittingly enough, spacier — but it also incorporates a synth melody that could've been copied from a disco hit. If one were to compile eight or nine of Jonson's best tracks to this point, the result would be just as significant as Luomo's Vocal City or Metro Area's self-titled album. It just so happens that Jonson bridges the two sectors of dance from which those albums come from — steely microhouse and bouncy left-field house.


Born: Vancouver, British Columbia, Cana

Genre: Dance

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Mathew Jonson's path to becoming one of the most revered techno producers of the 2000s began, strangely enough, in a bagpipe band. Seven years old at the time, he played marching snare drum behind his adult counterparts. Through high school in his native Vancouver, he was enrolled in jazz and classical classes. At some point after graduation, he attended school for recording engineering but found it draining and dropped out. During the late ‘90s, he was immersed in drum’n’bass and DJ’d through the...
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Behind the Mirror / Folding Space - EP, Mathew Jonson
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  • $1.98
  • Genres: Dance, Music, House
  • Released: Jul 15, 2004

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