Mathew Jonson ‎– Decompression EP

M_nus ‎– MINUS24, M_nus ‎– minus24
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP


A Decompression 10:49
B Ultraviolet Dream 6:49

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Issued in a company sleeve with a sticker on the protective outer plastic.
Track durations are not mentioned on release.

(P) 2004 Minus Inc.
(C) 2004 Minus Inc. (SOCAN)

Made in USA.
Jacket printed in Canada

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A side run-out): MINUS-24 A1 Ⓤ NILZ - THE EXCHANGE
  • Matrix / Runout (B side run-out): MINUS-24 B1 Ⓤ NILZ - THE EXCHANGE

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MINUS24, minus24 Mathew Jonson Decompression EP(12", EP, TP, W/Lbl) M_nus, M_nus MINUS24, minus24 Canada 2004 Sell This Version


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July 16, 2018
Why is there nowhere a digital version available? Or do I miss something?


January 12, 2018
Hi . I m looking for some serious help. I own this 12 but mine offers a totally different version on the A side and not the one linked to on the youtube video. The version I am having on the A side even has vocals like " DEE Ba DEE BA DOOH, DA BA DA BA DAHH " being a deep tribal minimalistic version of Decompression. Can someone tell do I have a wrong press, or are there different presses of this out there ? thx a guy called c h o o


August 11, 2012
I am gobsmacked - this track is absolutely devastating! A deep, claustrophobic groove that just keeps pulling you under. One of his best!


February 11, 2012
I'm pretty sure my ears pick up a processed sample of Mister Monday's 'Future' (Open) on 'Decompression' running all the way through the cut....


December 22, 2011
Wow this has NOT aged well folks...


April 25, 2005
edited over 14 years ago
This is one of the 2 matthew jonson 12"s I dont have, the other being IIWII 001 which i would pick up if i could find. "Decompression" on the other hand, is left out of my collection by choice. I can understand the hype behind him, memorable minimal melodic techno is a good thing! The bassline on "Decompression" almost sounds like modern drum and bass, which is not a good thing, at least for me. He strays from that limited formula his best work is inspired by and it's definitely for the worse.


January 30, 2005
edited over 15 years ago

I have to say for the moment Mr. Jonson can do no wrong. His SH101 tuned basslines almost gives this a modular system feeling like it was produced on an early moog. These bass tones dominate most of his production and simply put, "I am addicted!" From his amazing "typerope" release on Spencer's west coast, "It is what it is" label this release proves to be a step forward. "As I think with most of his releases, they are well worth every penny!" - soultek


December 21, 2004
edited over 15 years ago
Although upon first listen, this release may seem monotonous, there are sublte shifts in the sound sculpting. To really appreciate this release, it must be heard on a massive sound system. Decompression's bassline is just devastating - for the listener and the dancefloor.


September 15, 2004
edited over 15 years ago

Someone's got to say this amid all the hype surrounding this artist: this particular release at least, is pretty tepid and hardly worthy of all the plaudits. Side A is one long boring groove albeit with interesting elements. It doesn't change and it's probably too slow. Side B? I can't remember. There is a lot of talent in this chap make no mistake and it's right to expect great things from him. But I for one will be keeping a sense of reality.