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packs a punch
on October 13, 2003
In 30 short minutes, Chris Clark kicks and screams his way into the ranks of IDM heavywieghts like autechre, squarepusher and aphex twin. The only fault I could find with Clarence Park is it's length. It's so short and so good, you find yourself drooling like Pavlov's dog for more. That's not a bad thing. Chris Clark densely packs more scattered beats, staccato percussion, eerie piano melodies and weird sounds in those 30 minutes than aphex twin, autechre or squarepusher can do in a full length disc. Not to discount those IDM greats or to say Chris Clark is better, there is isn't anything new here that hasn't been done better by the above artists. However it's simply amazing what he can achieve with a minute long track. The mood and atmosphere he can create within that space is the mark of a true electronic genius. 'lord of the dance' is a really good song but the simple and short 'chase' is my favorite off this release. you should definitely consider buying this if you're into any of the above IDM artists or if you're looking for something a little bit crunchy, a little bit scary, not too experimental yet purely perfect.
listen with headphones. listen very loud.