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Preacher's Sigh & Potion: Lost Album
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Turns out the mainstay electronic producer and musician Matthew Dear always had something of an alternate history up his sleeve. Preacher's Sigh & Potion: The Lost Album captures Dear in 2008 and 2009, when he was working on guitar-centric tunes as he alternated between Detroit and his home state of Texas. Over a decade later, Dear has finally released the project, which blends his established techno skills with his creative takes on space rock, alt-country, and acoustic ballads alike.
Between Kraftwerk's austere approach, where a song either makes the record or is deleted, and Underworld's 5CD reissues for a single album, there lies a vast swathe of artists with scattered bits of material in the vaults, some of which is more beloved by them than the music for public consumption. With Preacher's Sigh & Potion: Lost Album Matthew Dear has decided to release a collection of tunes from 12-13 years ago, focusing on rootsy grooves and simple yet charming song ideas. Muscle Beach starts as the record means to go on, a twangy guitar loop accompanying Dear's gravelly tones in military cadence.