Released: Apr 2012
Label: Warp Records
Chris Clark came up on Warp during IDM's heyday, but the British producer's music was never reducible to glitch clichés. On his sixth album in 11 years, he proves again how little genres matter, combining '60s-riffing pop, Radiophonic Workshop warble and contorted breakbeats. At his most melodic, he recalls label-mates Broadcast and Bibio, but he frames his ditties in Krautrock-y swathes of electronic and electro-acoustic sound. Despite its complexity, this is profoundly easy listening: a wash of organic colors that, on closer inspection, gives way to Fibonacci swirl.