Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Matthewdavid's 'Truss' Sounds Like Being Underwater

Posted By on Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 12:50 PM

mthwdvdweb.jpg

Now, I don't know for sure what sample is being used as the basis of the initial melody of matthewdavid's "Trusss." If I had to guess where the smooth guitar tones and vocal  utterances initially came from, I'd say it was an old-school D'Angelo or a Mary J. Blige track. Though, instead of allowing the buttery soul to loop unaltered, the LA-based producer submerges it all completely in water.


The track starts out sounding as if you dove head-first into a warm, crystal-clear pool. The swirling ambiance and wavering melodies follow your first dip and rise and fall from earshot, making you feel like you can hear the distant sound of small, popping bubbles. I can't think of another song that so perfectly conveys the feeling of floating underwater. Some people might call this beat music, some might think of it as another step forward in the future-boogie sound, but for me, this is just R&B for the year 2050.

Follow us @SFAllShookDown and @PatricFallon

  • Pin It

Tags: ,

About The Author

Patric Fallon

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook

Slideshows

  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"