Clark

Clark - Clark
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2014 Ratings: #61 / 845
User Score
Based on 142 ratings
2014 Ratings: #118
November 3, 2014 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warp / Label
IDM, Techno, Electronic / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Drowned in Sound

There’s a lot going on here, more than is apparent on early listens, but Clark’s synthesis of intelligence and listenability is close to flawless across the thirteen tracks on offer here.

90
Exclaim!

At times luring you in with misty salvation, at others forcing you to take cover from a blitzkrieg of caustic textures, Clark is anomalous but deeply rewarding. 

83
Pitchfork

The album adds a fresh layer of grandiosity that hints at festival-sized dance music or even Trent Reznor’s churning soundtrack work while never bowing down to any type of current trend.

80
AllMusic

The producer applies singular touches, from unpredictable changes in course to treated field recordings ... that help yield the kind of depth and richness that typify so much of his previous output.

80
PopMatters

Clark unleashes an uncompromising downpour of ideas collapsed between eroded rebar and concrete. 

Skaut
90
Definitly one of my favorite electronic albums. Experimental, standout tracks and just overall a fun listen.

It is has a fine line between repetitive and fresh sounding tracks, mixed with some cool ideas, culminating in the best electronic/IDM album of 2014 (I'm aware of Flying Lotus, Caribou and Kiasmos). Starting off heavy with 'Winter Linn', 'Sodium Trimmers' and 'Banjo' and almost gently going in to a more ambient sound till the last track, 'Everlane', which is exclusively ambient. Instead ... read more
gradys_kitchen
85
For all the reasons I loved (love) Amon Tobin, Clark creates an electronic puzzle of sounds new and old, hinting at the dance floor but never going all in.
Caleb
100
Masterpiece.
amygoodall
63
good
holsgr
84
( ☆☆☆☆ ) sublime/outstanding record
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Track List

  1. Ship Is Flooding
  2. Winter Linn
  3. Unfurla
  4. Strength Through Fragility
  5. Sodium Trimmers
  6. Banjo
  7. Snowbird
  8. The Grit In the Pearl
  9. Beacon
  10. Petroleum Tinged
  11. Silvered Iris
  12. There's a Distance In You
  13. Everlane
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