Matthew Young
Recurring Dreams (1981)
Traveler's Advisory (1986)

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."

Get Recurring Dreams on vinyl
| Canada or Mexico
| Rest of the world

Get Recurring Dreams digital
| bandcamp | itunes

Traveler's Advisory vinyl is out of print
digital at bandcamp | itunes | boomkat

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