Clark Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
Clark knocks out a heavy pair of homages - one to the honey badger, a fierce little mustelid famous for behaving as if it’s all out of bubblegum and one to the less exotic, more industrially-farmed pig. Though still of the gentler production style Clark has developed in the last few years, this material hearkens a decade back to the most muscular of his Turning Dragon period. Aggressively playful techno-IDM.
- Vinyl 12" (WAP410)
- Limited edition
England born, Berlin based producer Clark returns to Warp records with his 9th full length album with them. Remarkably difficult to pin down Clark offers an even further twist to his deconstructed and then pummelled pop leanings in electronica. With the occasional bow to melancholy but not to past extremes, there’s more of the glitchy joyous confusion.
- Vinyl Double LP (WARPLP282)
Following in the footsteps of his eponymous 2014 album Chris Clark aka Clark continues to establish his place as one of the pioneers of electronic avant garde music. Gradually formed from the bones of Clark's momentus live rave musical performances, ‘Flame Rave’ carries soulful, emotive melodies over an aggressively tense percussion in a beautifully dynamic juxtaposition that is at once heartbreaking and uplifting.
Electronics wizard Clark is back on Warp records. The Last Panthers picks up where his last self-titled album finished; mashing field recordings with precise electronic rhythms and drones. The major difference on this release is that it is the soundtrack to the series of the same name, meaning it is cinematic in scope and relentlessly ambitious.
- CD (WARPCD274)
- Limited edition
This looks like a good Record Store Day release. Three of Warp's best and brightest celebrate rave culture with a track each. Pritchard does a throwback jungle anthem, Bibio takes cues from 'A Badman Sound' and uses that 'yeah woo' sample and Clark makes laid back ambience like early Aphex Twin. Bound to be a winner on the day my lad.
Here is the new album by Clark (aka Chris Clark). It is entitled Clark after his name. He's made some good records so far and is one of those electronic pioneers who sits just under the radar. This could elevate him further into the public's conciousness with its billowing post rave techno and textural experimentation. Never afraid to throw a piano piece in there or something wholly unusual amidst the electronic constructions. If it is as good as his last album 'Iradelphic' I'll be happy.
This limited 12" contains two edits of tracks which also appear on Mr Clark's brand new album entitled, of course, 'Clark'. 'Sodium Trimmer's has been worked on by prolific techno producer Marcel Dettmann, 'Banjo' is contorted by Pariah. I've also found out that Clark lives in Berlin, joining 95% of electronic producers currently active. Comes on a 12" with 3mm spine, cut to the front if that is the clincher for you.
Warp present us with a nice, chunky collection of Clark’s remixes (and a couple of Clark originals given a going other by third-parties). Broadly speaking Feast represents the ‘tuneful electronica’ aspect of Clark’s oeuvre while the Beast half goes harder. Everyone from Maximo Park to Health are given a going-over by, while Bibio, Nathan Fake and Clark’s alter-ego Bear Paw Kicks reshape some of his original material. It’s an excellent collection, one that provides a comprehensive overview of the development of the producer’s sound since his emergence at the start of the ‘00s.
- Vinyl LP box set (WARPLP239)