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Clark - Iradelphic Album
Performer: Clark
Title: Iradelphic
Country: UK
Style:Abstract, Drone, Aboriginal, IDM, Ambient, Electro, Downtempo, Modern Classical
Released: 02 Apr 2012
Catalog Number: WARPLP222
Label: Warp Records
MP3 album: 2252 mb
FLAC album: 2428 mb
2The Pining Pt23:11
3Broken Kite Footage4:54
4Skyward Bruise/Descent2:00
5Tooth Moves3:19
6Black Stone2:03
7Henderson Wrench2:23
10The Pining Pt14:21
11Com Touch
Performer [Balloons] – Chris Jeffs, Mike Jefford
12The Pining Pt32:42
CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
WARPCD222PClark Iradelphic ‎(CDr, Album, Promo)Warp RecordsWARPCD222PUK2012
WARPCD222Clark Iradelphic ‎(CD, Album, Dig)Warp RecordsWARPCD222UK2012
WARPCD222Clark Iradelphic ‎(12xFile, MP3, Album, 320)Warp RecordsWARPCD2222012
BRC-330Clark Iradelphic ‎(CD, Album)Beat RecordsBRC-330Japan2012
WARPCD222PClark Iradelphic ‎(CD, Album, Promo)Warp RecordsWARPCD222PAustralia2012
  • DesignJulian House
  • ManagementGreg Eden
  • Mastered ByClark, Naweed
  • VocalsMartina Topley Bird (tracks: A5, A6, B4)
  • Written-ByMartina Topley Bird (tracks: A6)
  • Written-By, Producer, PerformerChristopher Stephen Clark
Balloons on Com Touch played in Tefelsberg

Published by Warp Music except Secret (Warp Music / Copyright Control)

Thanks to Aldeburgh Music & Hot Chip for Tools/Space

(P) 2012 Warp Records Limited
(C) 2012 Warp Records Limited

Made in EU

Includes free download code for 320 MP3 download at Bleep.

Released with printed inner sleeve.
  • Barcode: 801061022211
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Stamped): 91992 1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etched): WARPLP222 -A- -NAWEED-WHITFIELD MASTERING-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Stamped): 91992 1B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etched): WARPLP222 -B-
  • Label Code: LC02070
  • Published By – Warp Music
  • Published By – Copyright Control
  • Mastered At – Whitfield Mastering
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warp Records Limited
  • Copyright (c) – Warp Records Limited
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Reviews: (4)
According to Clark's spotify bio this album was co-produced by Bibio, but there doesn't seem to be any mention of him on here? I can definitely recognize some guitar that sounds like Bibio in the album, as well as Phantasm Planes and the Iradelphic Sessions, so I'm a little confused on why he's not mentioned. Very lovely releases regardless!
I’ve been listening to a lot of Clark lately. Although some may snicker at his latest attempt to disengage himself from associations with purely electronic music, it is an utterly welcome direction from my perspective. Hearing Clark take a further step from the digital-only cookie-cutter post-IDM production is something I always wanted to witness. Throughout the years Chris Clark has definitely attempted to fuse whatever instrumentation he found available at the time with his intricately designed atmospheric dark electro sound. His past catalog show such embraced diversions in albums like Body Riddle (Warp, 2006), Turning Dragon (Warp, 2008) and Totems Flare (Warp, 2009). But it is with Iradelphic that Clark has taken the greatest leap to establish himself as not only one of the finest electronic musicians around, but also as one of the non-electronic musicians nowhere to be found. For Iradelphic Clark steps away from his elaborately approached programmed sound and picks up a few acoustic instruments and even some vocals for a good measure. The audible difference of this resolution is unhindered, as is the unmeasurable source of influences that Clark has picked up along the way. In fact, it’s nearly impossible to put your finger in identifying anything concrete that has lended a hand in the development of the album. But what’s absolutely clear is that Iradelphic is without a doubt Clark’s very own sound, and more importantly, it is profoundly good. Yes, from the very first listen, I knew that this would be an album I would be coming back to over and over again, at different times of the day, in different moods of the year. And knowing that I could always rely on Clark to provide my soundtrack, is exactly what makes Iradelphic so great.For his sixth full length release on Warp Records, Clark is joined by Martina Topley-Bird (known for working with Massive Attack and Tricky) who contributed her vocals and even composed a piece. On one of the tracks, “Open”, I believe Clark is even singing himself. In unison with Topley-Bird, over post-trip-hoppy beats and synth arpeggios reminiscent of hypnotic patterns from Boards of Canada, the duo repeat over and over “…ebb and flow of a thousand lonely outlines.” Perhaps music has the right to children after all. But as the guitar and the 60s bossa motifs develop of the following track, “Secret”, the journey takes a turn on a less traveled road, with Clark as your trusted guide. Here are the bass drops, the synth growls and the entangled beats, that force the musical tourist to return to this landscape for another longer stay. On “Black Stone” Clark opens up with a beautiful piano progression that easily contends with some of my favorite solo-piano modern classical pieces. Then, switching gears, he dives into a three-part “The Pining”, which begins with lo-fi pads, moves into guitar strums, and then acoustic broken beats that juggle the rhythms and constantly mutating melodies until they all come together in one unbelievable opus. This particular sequencing reminds me of the good ol’ Orbital days when the beginning of the track only gave you a glimpse of the entire picture until it all slowly evolved and developed into one major masterpiece. And yes, I’m calling Clark’s Iradelphic exactly just that. Definitely one of the best albums of the year so far! Highly recommended if you like Bibio, Plaid, The Black Dog, Arovane, Daedelus and Four Tet.
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Great review! I'm very curious; to me 'Black Stone' is one of the most emotive songs I have ever heard. Would you mind giving me some recommendations on solo piano modern classical pieces? I can't get enough of this beautiful singular sound.