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Clark - Death Peak

Clark Death Peak New Album

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#1 Joyrex

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 10:22 AM

While the Death Peak topic in New and Upcoming Releases is lively, this album is too damn good not to have it's own topic in the Clark forum.

 

My personal two pence: Death Peak is turning out to be Clark's best yet - so many songs on here are instant classics and I've had the damn thing on repeat all morning long!

 

What's your thoughts?



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Posted 10 April 2017 - 10:44 AM

This album is so bonkers.  Kinda reminds me of OPN.  Not in terms of the pallette, but the slightly schizophrenic arrangement.  So many disparate elements but still hangs together as a piece really well.  Not a fan of the first track or Aftermath, but the rest is pure gold and there are some moments of absolute beauty on here.  Really, really enjoying this!



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Posted 10 April 2017 - 10:59 AM

Slap drones sounds like a ravey 4/4 empty the bones

Which is amazing

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 01:10 PM

So far, Slap Drones, Catastrophe Anthem, and Hoova are my top favs, but overall the album is really, really good.



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Posted 10 April 2017 - 01:24 PM

what's more boring ? this album or people dissing on clark's new shit while posting a Kin Griff video saying these were the good old days ?

 

is what I would have said if I didn't try to listen to Death Peak again after hearing it for the first time on my headphones while going to work, preparing for a hard day and only wishing for bangers. I wasn't in the mood to appreciate it. But yeah, when I put the album on again back home it really felt amazing. The harmonies and chord progressions on this are probably the prettiest he's ever written.

Butterfly Prowler and Catastrophe Anthem are my favourites so far. Slap Drones is AMAZING and its sound design really feels confident but it's kind of ear-fatiguing at the same time. That's what you get when drones slap I guess. Hoova and Un UK are messy though, not really in a good way. They do groove alright but their structure don't serve them well at all imo. Un UK's intro would have made a brilliant song itself... But the rest sounds a bit meh and cheesy :/

 

I don't get the bad comments on the kids' singing in Catastrophe Anthem. They're great! I thought music had the right to children :(

 

tl;dr It's a fucking good album



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Posted 10 April 2017 - 01:31 PM

an album so good, discussion needs to be split into 2 different threads

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 07:19 PM

Still confused as to the hate. His best stuff since Body Riddle.

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 08:23 PM

Noticed this on the runout, i guess someone at mastering was also excited about this release

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Anyway, at the moment my favorite thing is these fleeting hoovers amongst the wreckage of Un U.K.



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Posted 10 April 2017 - 10:55 PM

"We are your ancestors." 



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Posted 11 April 2017 - 03:25 AM

the artwork kinda sucks but the music is intense! definitely his best work since Totems Flare.

why does he insist on having his face on every cover at the moment?

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 03:57 AM

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 07:35 AM

the artwork kinda sucks but the music is intense! definitely his best work since Totems Flare.

why does he insist on having his face on every cover at the moment?

Because being that handsome in this genre is uncommon, he wants to make it a primary selling point



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Posted 11 April 2017 - 07:51 AM

Wait actually i just found an article on the exact thing

 

https://www.creative...ath-peak-cover/

 

 

Clark admits he felt a little uncomfortable about being photographed for the album’s cover

Awww he's no idm personality anomaly after all



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Posted 11 April 2017 - 07:56 AM

the artwork kinda sucks but the music is intense! definitely his best work since Totems Flare.

why does he insist on having his face on every cover at the moment?

https://www.creative...ath-peak-cover/

well this answers the question.

edit: posted at the same time lols

Edited by QQQ, 11 April 2017 - 07:57 AM.


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 08:07 AM

^ ayy lmao, it's a really good article



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Posted 11 April 2017 - 08:11 AM

Clark has unusually large hands.

 

I guess pushing yourself around in a wheelchair really builds them up...



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Posted 11 April 2017 - 08:27 AM

^ lol

 

his cover photos are in the vein of earlier IDM musicians fucking around with their image - RDJ of course is a perfect example but he's not alone. Arca, 0PN and even Vsnares have done this on recent covers.

 

 

This album is so bonkers.  Kinda reminds me of OPN. 

 

Catastophe Anthem / Living Fantasy especially.

 

Whole album is great, little slow before the third track but it's a build up nonetheless. Seems to balance his older stuff with his more 4/4 techno style well.



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Posted 11 April 2017 - 08:31 AM

i thought it was decent. from hoova on is pretty cool. sounds like an awesome album to drop acid and listen to in the car (like body riddle). deep as fuck



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Posted 11 April 2017 - 08:44 AM

http://www.theskinny...e-perfectionist

 

 

 

If you see me play, my hands are all over the place

 

Someone's fixated..........



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Posted 11 April 2017 - 10:12 AM

thought I'd give this a whirl (on the second track)

 

his last album was pretty forgettable in my most humblest of opinions, hopefully this will fare better

 

third track sounds fantastic



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Posted 11 April 2017 - 10:49 AM

As forgettable as ever.

 

Sorry.

 

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 10:50 AM

pretty cool first run through


Edited by beerwolf, 11 April 2017 - 10:52 AM.


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 10:54 AM

Worst album 2017

Worst album 2017

jk haven't heard it yet. Have very low expectations based on the bleep snippets but most here seem to love it so I'll give it a go.


Edited by Bulk VanderHooj, 11 April 2017 - 10:56 AM.


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 11:15 AM

this is seriously fantastic. i want to see how these translate live!



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Posted 11 April 2017 - 11:19 AM

this is seriously fantastic. i want to see how these translate live!

Seems to be a polarizing release!

 

I don't see many saying "it's alright", seems to be either "it's awesome!" or "it's terrible".

 

I'm looking forward to it, hope to get my hands on it by next weekend.  :happy:





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