Clark [2 x 12"] (LP)


Clark

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Amoeba Review

11/03/2014

Chris Clark has been releasing impressive music under his surname throughout the 2000s, so it’s a curious thing that he gives his latest album the self-titled treatment. Oftentimes, that move can be construed as a redirection of sound, or a renewed bid for attention. In Clark’s case, it signifies perhaps his strongest work to date. Beginning with the throbbing “Winter Linn” and moving into the high-minded, melodic “Unfurla,” Clark immediately hits hard and keeps you engaged for the duration of its 47 minutes. From “Unfurla’s” horror movie synth stabs, the creeping “Banjo” and the stormy “Sodium Trimmers” to the scenic “Strength Through Fragility,” whose piano lines seem to wash into the sea, Clark incorporates a variety of highly evocative sounds. His ability to weave these sounds into the mix while keeping his work eminently listenable is part of what makes it so special. As you dig further into Clark, more dynamic pieces like “The Grit in the Pearl” and the extended and simply marvelous “There’s a Distance in You” grip you with their dynamism. Though he’s not reinventing the wheel soundwise, Clark is an incredibly strong album that does re-establish Clark as a singular talent in the world of electronica.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Ship Is Flooding
Clark 01:08
2.
Winter Linn
Clark 03:09
3.
Unfurla
Clark 05:26


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Strength Through Fragility
Clark 02:18
2.
Sodium Trimmers
Clark 03:39
3.
Banjo
Clark 02:40


Side C Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Snowbird
Clark 04:06
2.
The Grit In The Pearl
Clark 04:48
3.
Beacon
Clark 02:57
4.
Petroleum Tinged
Clark 01:38


Side D Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Silvered Iris
Clark 03:32
2.
There's A Distance In You
Clark 07:07
3.
Everlane
Clark 04:49

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