Debut full-length from avant-beatsmith Matthewdavid on Flylo's Brainfeeder label. Deconstructed beats meet thick, hazy ambience and dreamy soundscapes throughout Outmind. It is a sound that seems to ease the mind as well as elevate it (though being under some controlled substances would probably heighten the sensations created). There are definitely some moments where beat heads will be like "unghhh" (in a good way - see "Like You Mean It" and "Today, Same Way"), and other moments that are strictly ambient and recall the sounds of Eno or Harold Budd (see "Group Tea" with Flylo and ""Floor Music"). The album is a beautiful matching of both styles/moods - definitely worth repeated listens. 15 tracks, Recommended.
- music label: Brainfeeder
reviewed by Snackmaster 04/2011