Nourished on electronica since his adolescence, Chris Clark has integrated various subtleties to establish a foundation for his own brand of music. At 21-years-old, this young Brit was propelled towards Warp; he’s considered one of the future stars of IDM by the musical press, who hail him as a new Aphex Twin. Judging by the title and design of his second LP Empty the Bones of You, we could almost believe that he was a black metal group; however, electronic music is certainly the genre within which Chris Clark exhibits his mastery. His troubling imagery corresponds nonetheless to a main aspect of his musical framework. He likes to create tension, making us linger on the aerial ambiences, causing us to grate our teeth on his furious beats, and relieving the pressure with strangely soothing melodies. Chris has recently taken a new turn by simply becoming known as Clark, a single syllable that strikes your ears just like his music. The name change is on par with a change in tone, seemingly more urgent and energetic. Consequently, his newly released EP Throttle Furniture yearns to take us in a new direction. Particularly, Clark crosses drum ’n bass, with jungle and breakbeats while keeping his trademark sound intact. Remaining ever versatile though, Clark certainly hasn’t exhausted his ability to surprise us.
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A meticulous infusion of computer-generated glitches, lulling synth tones, tweaked live drum samples, and lush ambient textures, enigmatic UK producer Chris Clark hasn’t yet exhausted his ability to surprise us. His signature brand of tense electronica is in constant flux, making us linger on the aerial ambiences, causing us to grate our teeth on his furious beats, and relieving the pressure with strangely soothing melodies. Since signing with Warp – the foremost authority on IDM and distilled abstraction – back in 2001 as a fresh-faced university student, Clark has delivered six acclaimed albums, while his alternately exuberant and sinister soundscapes have kept evolving in the most compelling, subtle ways. His bucolic new record Iradelphic finds Clark shifting away from a more abrasive panorama in favour of a soothing listen replete with harpsichords, looping guitars, orchestral drums, and a variety of recorded instruments.
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