Warp Records / UK
* france only
Mixing computer-generated crunches, pops, and clicks with organic synthesizer tones and heavily processed sounds, U.K. native Chris Clark creates tense electronica that struggles between a sense of natural wonder and exuberance and dark, foreboding undercurrents. Clark, who lived in Bristol and Brighton before settling in Birmingham, debuted on Warp with the wintry Clarence Park, released in 2001. The Ceramics Is the Bomb EP followed in 2003, but it was on Empty the Bones of You where Clark proved to be one of the most original laptop musicians working, constructing a buzzing and organic world of sound. The albums Body Riddle and Turning Dragon, released in 2006 and 2008, as well as the 2009 set Totems Flare traced the ever-growing maturity present in Clark's music.
In 2012 Clark presented a dance performance called Tilted Fawn debuted at the Sydney Opera House and featuring his music. The remixes collection Feast/Beast, which featured collaborations with Massive Attack, Bibio, Depeche Mode, and HEALTH, arrived in 2013. Clark returned with new material in 2014 with a self-titled album that offered a tidy overview of his illustrious and shape-shifting career, bringing unique production elements and a keen ear for detail to the fore on techno bangers and bringing the new noise to the world with a live A/V show maximized for festival and dance-floor destruction. The 2015 EP Flame Rave continued in this direction. Also in 2015, Clark composed the score to The Last Panthers, a six-part crime thriller mini-series produced by Warp Films that utilized David Bowie's "Blackstar" as its opening theme song. Warp released Clark's score in March of 2016.