- 1. Redacted 4.28 62 plays
- 2. The Other Blow-Up [and Hidden Track: Magikarp Used Splash] 6.33 50 plays
- 3. Alpha Wolf 3.01 73 plays
- 4. Track 3 or OH MY GAWD, MIDI!!! 1.59 51 plays
- Download track Go to track Not Shine or I've changed my mind, I'm not naming this "Shine", 'cause Muse has a song called that1. Not Shine or I've changed my mind, I'm not naming this "Shine", 'cause Muse has a song called that 3.33 137 plays
- 2. ECBA or Everything Can Be an Acronym 3.46 66 plays 115.0 BPM
- 3. No Destination 2.09 41 plays
- 4. Interlude Insomniaque 1.15 40 plays
- 5. Colly Strings (Manchester Orchestra Cover) (Bonus Track) 5.09 62 plays
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This is the music of an angsty, genre-hating, self-disappointed cynic with a massive independence and do-it-yourself attitude that seems seems to contradict yet embrace the simplicity and complexity of music structure--the kind of stuff you can't dance to until you try.
With railing keyboard chords and sublime, seemingly on-going synth solos in attempts to “incorrectly” use instruments, Clarke creates delicious, awkwardly catchy Beatles-esque pop melodies with layers that blend together into a chiasmus much like the stick-clicking and three-part harmonies of Local Natives or the simple hand-clapped rhythms of Surf-Rock. Happily haunted desperation bleeds through the quietly sung bridges and clear structures reminiscent of Moby’s electronic sound, added to Weezer spunkiness, but with a phony self-proclaimed prejudice against guitars. Clarke expresses himself similarly to a seemingly triumphant, yet secretly self-ashamed Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse) through his carefully crafted lyrics that he explains as, “constant conversations [he] has with himself”.
Or, try picturing a spaceship piloted by a killed version of Muse, containing Moby and The Flaming Lips fighting to survive a handful of love-obsessed killer robots that will never understand love and everyone will die because the ship is on a crash course to a horrifying planet.
Here's how I make my music: I record (since it's just me alone making music) every 'layer' (as I call them) separately, completely live, and I mostly use first-take stuff because I think it's more genuine that way. I like to use found-sounds and I'm really into using synthesisers and I don't play guitar. I think STEREO sound is brilliant, adding several (if not infinite) more spaces to put sounds. It's emotional, it's real. It's really poorly recorded--it's music.