DOTW: Mathew Jonson, When Love Feels Like Crying

It’s almost incredible that Mathew Jonson is releasing only his debut album after 10 years behind the machines. The Vancouver born, Berlin-based producer has never left audiences wanting for his lengthy, melodically sophisticated tracks, keeping busy with a rash of releases for Itiswhatitis, M_nus, and his own Wagon Repair imprint. But listening to Agents of Time, you can tell Jonson’s been waiting until the material met his specifications and the time was right to unleash his long-playing manifesto. “When Love Feels Like Crying,” our Download of the Week, first appeared on Jonson’s 2009 Walking On the Hands That Follow Me single but it feels just as vital today. Contemplative and rather sedate with only sparse percussion, Jonson turns a striking melody over and over like a drunken jellyfish, occasionally loosing plucked strings that bubble up like escaped air pockets from the deeper parts of the mix. In some ways it evokes later work by Ricardo Villalobos, but its concentration is all Jonson. Our thanks to Mathew Jonson and Wagon Repair for sharing this spellbinding track.

Download: Mathew Jonson, “When Love Feels Like Crying”

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Blaktony  on June 18, 2010 at 10:49 AM

Sounds like i’m day-dreaming, having a coffee in a Berlin pub, getting my chill on. Thanx Mathew 4 taking me there.

Will C.  on June 18, 2010 at 3:26 PM

This is an awesome track – probably the best you’ve posted since the Kyle Hall remix. Definitely makes me want to seek out more of Mathew Jonson’s music.

Le K  on June 19, 2010 at 11:25 AM


Pete Srdic  on June 20, 2010 at 1:04 AM

His new album is fantastic ! Highly recommended and not one filler track (one dud, but that’s only coz I don’t like disco). All up, superb stuff. Wagon Repair are killing it at the mo’.


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