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We present our guide to music of Chris Clark

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  1. Herr Bar (“Body Riddle” Warp, 2006)
  2. Frau Wav (“Body Riddle” Warp, 2006)
  3. Growls Garden (“Growls Garden” EP Warp, 2009)
  4. Bruise Animations (“Ted” EP Warp, 2007)
  5. Look Into The Heart Now (“Totems Flare” Warp, 2009)
  6. For Wolves Crew (“Turning Dragon” Warp, 2008)
  7. Holiday As Brutality (“Empty The Bones Of You” Warp, 2003)
  8. Primary Balloon Landing (“Totems Flare” Warp, 2009)
  9. Talls (“Totems Flare” Warp, 2009)
  10. Vengeance Drools (“Body Riddle” Warp, 2006)
  11. Sun Of Temper (“Totems Flare” Warp, 2009)
  12. Creamtion Drones (“Ted” EP Warp, 2007)

Mixing computer-generated crunches, pops, and clicks with organic synthesizer tones and heavily processed sounds, U.K. native Chris Clark creates tense electronica that struggles between a sense of natural wonder and exuberance and dark, foreboding undercurrents. Clark, who lived in Bristol and Brighton before settling in Birmingham, debuted on Warp wih the wintry Clarence Park, released in May of 2001. Recorded while he was still at university, it was a promising first record, full of cold, terse synths and big beats. The Ceramics Is the Bomb EP followed in May of 2003, but it was on Empty the Bones of You where Clark proved to be one of the most original laptop musicians working. With fully tweaked sounds and disorienting textures overlapping with lulling synths, Clark constructed a buzzing and organic world of sound. Two more full-lengths for Warp — Body Riddle (2006) and Turning Dragon (2008) — followed, both of which were preceded by EPs.

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