My top twenty albums of 2009 — part one

It is the end of the year. I like music. That can only mean one thing: a run-down of the music I have bought this year, arranged into vague order of how much I enjoyed them. In this twentieth anniversary year of Warp Records, it has been a stonking year for the label in my […]

Clark — Ted E.P.

First CD review in a while. Hope you don’t mind. It is short though. I won’t say much about this, but I will say that I am as disappointed in this EP as I was in his last album. After ‘Ted’ itself we are presented with Bibio’s remix of ‘Ted’. I don’t think I’ve ever […]

Clark — Body Riddle / Throttle Clarence

Warp’s hype machine went into overdrive for the latest release from Chris Clark. This hype included a very odd email that began: I want to write something different to the usual shrill “Buy it it will make you better” fare. Something free of the ‘Stunning! *****’ corporate blandishments that have been born out of the […]

Chris Clark — Throttle Furniture

Chris Clark’s first album, Clarence Park, was one of the albums that really grabbed me when I was first getting into Warpy electronic IDM whatever music. He seemed to be an exciting prospect, but I didn’t quite fully get into the EP and album he released in 2003. Well, now Chris Clark has finally re-emerged […]

Tone deaf?

I’m quite disturbed by this. There’s a CD in my collection, ‘Clarence Park’ by Chris Clark, that I’ve had for a few years now. I had the urge to listen to one of the tracks this evening. ‘Bricks’ was the track. And it now sounds different. I can’t explain this. There’s nothing wrong with the […]