Matt Popieluch is a West Coast troubadour known for playing with the likes of Cass McCombs, Papercuts, Glasser and Sky Ferreira, but performing as Big Search, his music boasts a satisfying semblance to sounds of an earlier time. Popieluch's tasteful blend of nostalgic and inventive makes a memorable impact upon listeners, one of whom was label head, Danger Mouse. The famed producer has said of his growing roster, "I'm not trying to shape the way these bands sound on the label at all. I'm looking for things that I like or that I connect with."
Conceptually, "Slow Fascination" follows Matt Popieluch through a period of nomadic insomnia to a landing point of existential mutiny. Each song vents an emotional process palpably human, with musicianship beautifully frenetic. Though best known as a talented twelve-string guitarist, Popieluch employed harpsichord, synthesizer and piano on the new album, cultivating an eclectic wealth of sonic experiences. Guest vocalists, including The Shins' James Mercer, Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste and Kacey Johansing further intensify the collection.