Following the quick to sell out success of our Traveler's Advisory reissue, Drag City and Yoga now proudly present Matthew Young's very different but equally wonderful and quietly perfected all-electronic first album, Recurring Dreams.
This entirely homemade, crystalline debut utilizes EMS and Rhodes synth and variable-speed Revox manipulation of rock instrumentation. Recurring Dreams is certainly one of the greatest American private ambient albums ever recorded.
Meg Baird on Traveler's Advisory:
"Traveler's Advisory makes quick work of kneejerk compulsions to distinguish between technology and handcrafted music. And the thoughtful hammer dulcimer and Casio instrumentation make a wonderful early example of a new kind of home studio parlor music. It's not social, but domestic and personal.
"Over the past few years, I've taken the sight of this record kicking around a house as a key sign that it's truly ok to get comfortable. I am so happy to know that there are 500? 1000? or more safe spots like this out there."