Clark, Body Riddle Press Release:
Shortening his name to Clark and channeling his always restless creativity into Body Riddle, his new longplayer, Chris Clark returns. By hijacking the conventional live instrumentation of rock, draping it in the cloak of electronic composition and running it through the kaleidoscopic filters of krautrock, sunburnt psychedelia and musique concrete Clark has created a force to be reckoned with.
Album opener "Herr Barr" is a curious bit of chunky mutant funk that explores what might have happened if Liquid Liquid played Dusseldorf in the early 70's using Kraftwerk's homemade synthesizers. "Herzog" takes the heavy yet melodic analog fuzz of new-jacks like Justice and Simian Mobile Disco and re-casts it as a sweeping prog-rock cloud. The damaged disco bounce of "Ted" will appeal to even the most timid of dancefloor crowds, despite its underlying bizarreness. "Vengeance Drools" twists driving post-rock that recalls Tortoise, This Heat and Silver Apples at their toughest.
undulating analog masterpieces to skittering melodic curveballs, Body
Riddle is far and away one of the most original albums of the year,
filling a void left in electronic music by the absence of true risk-takers.
A perfect balance of abstraction and focus, this record should place
Clark firmly among the ranks of maverick artists whose influence spans
oceans and genres. Recent tours and performances with post-rock giants
65daysofstatic and Tortoise have sent the clear message that like
these bands, Clark will not be pigeonholed.
to 17-18 Local industry types trying to jedi-mind trick me. Me loving
the fact that I was doing excactly what they told me not to do.
Cut to 21 in Bristol. Having a wicked laugh. Pissed of with student shit but fuck it I'll finish soon. Run out of money.Tracks now are...still punking away and stuff is going well. Re-organised stuff. Challenging myself more. Paying more attention to my computer and less attention to my personal hygiene. Not sleeping "properly". Nailing sounds with abit more accuracy then I was about 5 weeks ago. Trying to do the best that i can possibly do coz otherwise
((((to be continued))))