Monday, 19 November 2012

Melodic Grit

Hey guys, know it's been quiet lately and I'm sorry about that, I have to write blogs for university and it's kinda hectic. To make up for it have some bits from a Clark EP I got with my fancy new reissue of his Clarence Park LP!

It's a shorty but it's got some good stuff on it, it came bundled with the reissue 'cos originally you could only get it with pre-orders Body Riddle and Clark thought it deserved to be heard by more peeps. CC himself calls it the "Faster, Ravier brother of Body Riddle" and I have to agree with him there. Check it out for yourself on early highlight Lady Palindrome.

Clark - Lady Palindrome [click to download] |HTML5|

Movin' on, we have a slightly more heavy track in Friday Bread. Aside from the drums it doesn't really sound like anything Clark's put out before, and it's only about a minute and a half long which is a bit of a shame I'd like to have seen what he made of it if it were full length. Regardless, he covers a lot of ground here in a short time frame and it's pretty much all good.

Clark - Friday Bread [click to download] |HTML5|

Proper Lo-Fi is one of my choice cuts from Clarence Park, so I imagined this to be a re-tooled version of that. And it is sort of, its the "ravier brother" all right, chopped up from here to London and back. It's a pretty good track to start off with, but like so many others before it the break sealed the deal. From there on it only gets better, the last minute or so is pure synthesized heaven to me.

Clark - Proper Mid-Fi [click to download] |HTML5|

In the middle we have the perplexingly titled 820689. It's another short one, but in the vein of the interludes from Clarence Park. It has some very interesting sounds and while it's not the floor rattlers from earlier on the EP it is still certainly an interesting listen to go with that interesting title.

Clark - 820689 [click to download] |HTML5|

I can't go posting the whole EP, so instead I'll let it show itself out with the final track; Mother McKnight. It's another little ambient bit with little growls and clatterings in the background to keep you on your toes. Aside from a couple pure ambient bits on Clarence Park I haven't heard Clark do much of it. And if this track is anything to go by he certainly should do more, because this is lovely.

Clark - Mother McKnight [click to download] |HTML5|

Knight Night,
- Claude Van Foxbat