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If you're into beat music with that slow, heavily textured, California-esque groove to it..I highly recommend this. the whole album, especially "International", is simply fantastic.

not sunrise luminescence but okay

still think the best song he did is "sunrise luminescence" it was like the underground Buddhist hippie "whip my hair" from Thailand of 2010 before whip my hair was concieved. This along with Ruby Suns "eerie Lake" and Hudson Mohawks "Yonard" pretty much are the best electronic unknown undanceable tracks of 2010/09. "Motion Trouble" and "Know you're not alone" are I think his 2nd and 3rd best respectively. This album seems to be more of a wall of sound type direction.

Headphone Commute Review

Outmind descends upon your waking ears with a suffocating density of Los Angeles morning smog. Matthew David McQueen produces captivating lo-fi leftfield beats that fall somewhere between the mysterious ambiance of Boards of Canada, the exotic selection of Demdike Stare and the esoteric rhythms of Flying Lotus. Somewhat psychedelic, a little hungover, and a tad blunted, the shuffling sound is packed through a never-ending corridor of effects, making the music sound old and worn out. The above mention of Flying Lotus is not purely accidental. Steven Ellison indeed noticed the beauty in Matthewdavid and signed him onto his Brainfeeder label, home to many like-minded west coast beat masters like Teebs, Lorn, and The [motha-bleepin'] Gaslamp Killer. Picture yourself walking on a beach in Santa Monica and accidentally kicking up an abandoned cassette tape. The label is gone, and the plastic housing has melted from the hot sand, but the magnetic tape looks to be intact, even if a bit chewed up in places. So you go home, and spend an hour carefully removing the screws from the casing and transporting the reel into a brand new housing, just so that you can hear the contents. And when you finally press play, all of that hard work pays off. Beneath the sounds of stretched out tones and the over dubbed rumbling bass, you instantly fall in love with the music… This is the sound of Matthewdavid. I first discovered Matthewdavid’s sound when I heard him play live at the Seattle’s Decibel Festival. His live performance followed the experimental glitch of Oval and the blissed out ambient drones of Christopher Willits, and I don’t think I was prepared for his unique sound. Yet Outmind is not a debut release for McQueen – in 2008 Plug Research published a digital only EP, Spills, and in 2009 McQueen formed his own label, Leaving Records (along with a visual artist Jesselisa Moretti), on which he later released a cassette collaboration with Sun Araw titled Livephreaxxx!!! (2010)… The bad news is that many of these limited editions are long sold out! The good news is that Matthewdavid is only getting better, so there will be plenty more to buy!


Genre: Electronic

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Co-owner of Leaving Records, where artists like Ras G, Jonwayne, and Odd Nosdam have released their avant beats, L.A.'s Matthew David McQueen is also a solo artist, recording and performing under the name Matthewdavid. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, he was a mainstream hip-hop fan before getting turned on to the left-field beats of labels like Plug Research and Stones Throw. An internship at the former meant a move to L.A. and in 2008, a debut release on the label with the Matthewdavid EP. Leaving Records...
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