Clark – 05-10 (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 49:42 minutes | 526 MB | Genre: Electronic
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Warp Records
With the remastered edition of Clark’s seminal 3rd album Body Riddle comes a compilation gathering rare and unreleased material from an incredibly fruitful period of his career. Featuring tracks from his 2006 EP Throttle Furniture, as well as several throttleclark com releases and songs resurfaced from the archives, 05-10 adds another angle to the story of what is considered one of the highlights in Clark’s discography.
As much as 05-10 exists in companionship with Body Riddle, with its similarly unpredictable and unapologetically pounding drums, and lilting strings and melodies, it also stands on its own as a record of even more wide reaching explorations. From leftfield acid rhythms through frenetic drum and bass, to reflective ambient pieces painting internal landscapes, and a host of other genre-evading tracks, this compilation is a fascinating entry point into a 5 year period where Clark flexes his musical muscles and showcases his talents in pretty much any field, genre or tempo he touches.
Electrical signals trace hyper and ecstatic arcs in the opening ‘Frau Wav (Brief Fling)’, setting the scene for a number of dancefloor focussed tracks with incendiary energy. Harsh detuned rushes on ‘Re-Scar Kiln’ fold in on themselves, constantly recalibrating with complex rhythms latticed underneath. ‘Urgent Jell Hack’ comes with literal throttle as its bloated jet engine bass rages on to jagged, distorted beats. Calmness starts to trickle in further down the tracklist, with oneiric flushes of chords and ambience gliding throughout lurching drums on ‘Dusk Raid’, and the idyllic palettes of ‘Herr Barr (Improv)’, a live improvisation with Trish Keenan and James Cargill of Broadcast, giving a wondrous, otherworldly quality.
05-10 is a must-hear for any Clark fan who has been craving the experimental excitement of his Body Riddle era.
1-01. Clark – Frau Wav (Brief Fling) (03:11)
1-02. Clark – Re-Scar Kiln (02:33)
1-03. Clark – Urgent Jell Hack (04:12)
1-04. Clark – Dead Shark Eyes (05:20)
1-05. Clark – Boiler The Wick (03:16)
1-06. Clark – Dusk Raid (04:53)
1-07. Clark – Roller The Wick (04:56)
1-08. Clark – Herr Barr (Improv) (03:28)
1-09. Clark – Observe Harvest (05:07)
1-10. Clark – Sparrow Arc Tall (02:04)
1-11. Clark – Dusk Swells (06:26)
1-12. Clark – Autumn Linn (04:11)