13 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Chris Clark is the quintessential Warp Records artist; his electronic palette wanders between melodious piano loops and abrasive synth squelches, pummeling techno and eerie ambience. His eponymous seventh album may be his most virtuosic work yet. The caustic throb of "Unfurla" gives way to the metallic ambience of "Strength Through Fragility." "Snowbird" is an arrhythmic collage of chirps and chimes, while "Beacon" is one long, raging arpeggio, a live wire showering sparks. For a record this peripatetic, it's surprisingly cohesive, conjuring visions of a sci-fi future full of machines on the fritz and sunsets tinged with industrial smog. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

Chris Clark is the quintessential Warp Records artist; his electronic palette wanders between melodious piano loops and abrasive synth squelches, pummeling techno and eerie ambience. His eponymous seventh album may be his most virtuosic work yet. The caustic throb of "Unfurla" gives way to the metallic ambience of "Strength Through Fragility." "Snowbird" is an arrhythmic collage of chirps and chimes, while "Beacon" is one long, raging arpeggio, a live wire showering sparks. For a record this peripatetic, it's surprisingly cohesive, conjuring visions of a sci-fi future full of machines on the fritz and sunsets tinged with industrial smog. 

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
31 Ratings
31 Ratings
MylkiOne ,

Most Important EDM Artist Right Now

Firstly, if you want regressive, repetitious and familiar fair, buy Silvered Iris and move on. You can leave the rest of the genius of this album for those who crave progression; the fans who lie in wait for greatness in the shadows bemoaning sameness.

Clark shines on this effort which leans to a harder, darker sound reminiscent of minimal techno and garage beats. However, every Clark album will be indelibly tinged by an idiosyncratic flavor of hyperkinetic rhythms and off-center notions.

This could very well be his greatest work. It flows with a continuity not yet seen in previous releases and, if not completely listener friendly, defies the odds that predict an EDM artist must wallow in traditional patterns of similarity in order to be recognized.

Cheers to Clark...More please!

Bubs1994 ,

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interesting...

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