"matthew young’s genre-bending, acclaimed 1986 release ‘traveler’s advisory’ reappeared as a reissue on drag city / yoga in 2010 and quickly sold out. we now return to young’s first effort, ‘recurring dreams’, dating back to 1981 and the apex of the eno / berlin schools’ influence over myriad american followers.

young created eight ems / rhodes pieces subtly weaving in variable-speed revox manipulation of traditional rock instrumentation with the lightest of touches. as anyone who has heard ‘traveler’s advisory’ already knows, matthew young could never be a mere imitator. what all too often amounted to predictable shtick in the field of early 80s home electronica, young made personal, delicate, discreet and discrete.

wordlessly illustrating its titles - ‘version, inversion’, ‘the forest of lilacs’ and ‘mistral’ (a strong, cold, north westerly wind), young conjures vivid, progressive tones of the unknown. ‘recurring dreams’ requires repeat listenings to fully reveal its bonsai-like qualities. fans of erik satie, jd emmanuel, private-issue new age or the more placid side of minimal synth should take note of this one."


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