I say this often about the releases here at Somewherecold and I mean what I say. This year has been a banner year for releases. The quality of releases has been top notch and every single album should have sold out by now. That said, autodealer adds another masterpiece with the EP Interims. The joy I had in listening to these tracks when they first came in is indescribable. Watching an artist bloom is the best part of being a label owner and autodealer keeps delivering better and better music as time goes on (that’s not to say his back catalog isn’t epic. It is. But we all know progression is inevitable for the greats).
About the EP:
“So there’s no way around it; it’s been a difficult, albeit productive, year for autodealer (Matt Richter). This year began with the release of Circuit Dreams the Signal, his 5th full length and first with Somewherecold, a record he’s still very proud of (and still available via Somewherecold!). The positivity continued with the debut release by Transverse, his collaboration with The Corrupting Sea (also available through Somewherecold!). But then Covid reared its ugly head, and the rest of 2022 would be shaped by it, both personally and professionally. It wasn’t until September that autodealer really began to get back on his feet, and was thrilled to learn that Bandcamp Fridays were returning. Not only that, but he realized that the Bandcamp Friday in October landed on his birthday. If that wasn’t a sign, then I don’t know what is. Interims is the product of a difficult year, and serves as a bridge to the next chapter of autodealer. With two very different, related records coming out in 2023, Interims works as both a Cliff’s Notes version of the autodealer sound so far, and an introduction to the new direction that the sound is taking. Once again mastered by Jason Lamoreaux, and featuring the artwork of Jen Cleary, Interims is autodealer’s 6th release since 2020, and his third with Somewherecold.”
The EP is digital only and available today on Somewherecold Records!