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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.


fits. Samuel L. Clarke, Pleasant Grove, United States

  • Credit Soundtrack Music for Native Intruders 1 track, 3.23 fits. on August 07, 2013 23:22

    1. 1. Vinyl Record (High Score!!) 3.23 64 plays
  • redacted - EP/. . . Train Station - EP 4 tracks, 16.03 fits. on June 04, 2013 03:51

    1. 1. Redacted 4.28 62 plays
    2. 2. The Other Blow-Up [and Hidden Track: Magikarp Used Splash] 6.33 50 plays
    3. 3. Alpha Wolf 3.01 73 plays
    4. 4. Track 3 or OH MY GAWD, MIDI!!! 1.59 51 plays
  • Robomance - EP 1 track, 4.40 fits. on May 12, 2013 22:17

    1. 1. Robomance III (I Like Nice People Too Much) 4.40 43 plays
  • A French Radio Host in America - EP 5 tracks, 15.54 fits. on January 24, 2013 02:37

    1. 1. 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. 2. ECBA or Everything Can Be an Acronym 3.46 66 plays 115.0 BPM
    3. 3. No Destination 2.09 41 plays
    4. 4. Interlude Insomniaque 1.15 40 plays
    5. 5. Colly Strings (Manchester Orchestra Cover) (Bonus Track) 5.09 62 plays

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