October 2014 Local Music Reviews

Local Review: Matt Nida – Explorer

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Matt Nida
Explorer
Hel Audio
Street: 07.14
Matt Nida = Corduroi + ODESZA

Immaculately produced and incredibly sharp, Matt Nida’s latest release, Explorer, pays homage to the cosmic gods with sounds and themes that reflect the deep, dark reaches of outer space. After the first listen, “The Jump” immediately became my favorite track. Its steady beat resounds deep into my soul. Its buildups grow and fade with flawless transitions, not to mention that the track itself is quite mixable. I can see it being used as either an opening track or sped up and featured in a heavier tech set, which isn’t an easy feat. In other words, it’s flexible. The entire album flows like some glitch new wave jazz masterpiece. Hel Audio is doing great things for our musical community, and I’ve been impressed with everything they’ve produced this year. I can’t wait to see what Nida comes up with next. –Kamryn Feigel