Context – winding down
Busy week is busy. Had budgets, schedules, and first week of the quarter nonsense to grapple with all at the same time. Glad that marathon is over.
I was hoping that the new Kendrick Lamar album would have dropped today, but instead I got new releases from Father John Misty and New Pornographers to burn through. Not a bad trade-off.
But before I get to either of those, I decided to keep up with the noises I don’t fully understand with Clark’s new album, Death Peak. Clark is a electro-something or another musician not unlike TOKiMONSTA or Four Tet who came onto my radar back in my undergrad days. His 2006 album, Body Riddle, is phenom-to-the-enal, full of sounds I hadn’t really considered for use in music. This was pre the mainstream adaptation of EDM and Dub-step music, so I loosely categorized him with the Industrial bands I was listening to at the time. I’m not saying I was right, just what helped me contextualize it.
This album is roughly what I would expect from Clark–nothing ground breaking, nothing shifting too dramatically from Body Riddle. Just some vaguely dancey, but a bit out there to fully groove to.
My brain is too tried to try to describe what’s going on in this album. I need a nap.
But who else is excited for this Father John Misty? Any takers?