Clark is practically unpigeonholeable. If that isn’t a word, it is now. Each album sees the musician and composer tackle completely different ideas, sounds and music design. He is returning with his 9th studio album ‘Playground in a Lake’ which is due out on the 26th of March. This time around he is bringing a string orchestra with him and teaming up with Deutsche Grammophon. This may sound like a complete steer away from some of his electronica moments, new single ‘Lambent Rag’ shares a lot of DNA with the stunning album ‘Kiri Variations’. It also borrows from the folksy ‘Idradelic’ album too but this time around there is a feeling of placing instruments out of their usual comfort zone.
On talking of the new album, Clark says ‘I wanted the last half of this album feel like the listener was being cuddled by a venus fly trap’. That is a great way of explaining ‘Lambent Rag’ which is full of strings and synths all moulded into different forms. The music video is pretty damn fabulous as well although I’d be after a chewing gum sponsorship deal afterwards! Enjoy the video ‘Lambent Rag’ below. Clark’s ‘Playground in a Lake’ is available to pre-order too.
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