Posts Tagged ‘clinic’
as heard on radiospin on March 15th, 2013
under album, download, experimental, indie, preview
So it’s confirmed: Clinic actually don’t give a shit about anyone. Why else would you release an album that’s almost exactly the same as your last one, except with the tracklist reversed? Well, yes. Let’s be honest: not exactly the same. There’s a bit of reverb and some minor dub influences, which are quite interesting. And again: let’s say we want to see the glass as half full. Maybe You’re a massive Clinic fan, but you missed the release of Free Reign last year and you also happen to be a big fan of simple dub effects: then just buy Free Reign II and be done with it. Or perhaps you’ve never heard of Clinic and you really don’t like simple dub effects, but you are a fan of ambient LSD-infused droning: then just buy Free Reign and be done with it. Clinic let the choice to you: what you really don’t need, whoever you are, is both albums.
01. Sun and the Moon II [04:18]
02. You II [05:19]
03. King Kong II [03:12]
04. For the Season II [03:43]
05. Miss You II [05:35]
06. Cosmic Radiation II [02:54]
07. Seamless Boogie Woogie BBC2 10pm (RPT) II [03:35]
08. See-Saw II [05:34]
09. Misty II [06:04]
10. Done and Dusted II [04:14]
PREVIEW: Clinic – See-Saw II
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as heard on radiospin on October 22nd, 2012
under album, download, electronic, experimental, indie, preview, recommended
Free Reign is Clinic‘s release their seventh album. They recorded and produced it themselves in their hometown of Liverpool and mixed it with the assistance of Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never). Free Reign is an extremely adapt title for a particularly bold and assured new transmission from planet Clinic. In the fifteen years since they began they have delivered an exquisite masterclass in fearless singularity. Free Reign neither turns its back on the sound of previous albums nor seeks to recreate them. They continue incorporating simple melodies with their trademark propulsive rhythms.
01. Misty [05:09]
02. Seesaw [05:28]
03. Seamless Boogie-Woogie (BBC2 10pm – rpt) [03:37]
04. Cosmic Radiation [02:55]
05. Miss You [05:40]
06. For the Season [03:48]
07. King Kong [03:14]
08. You [05:36]
09. Sun and the Moon [04:08]
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as heard on radiospin on September 27th, 2010
under album, experimental, indie, preview, recommended
Bubblegum, the mind-blowing sixth album from Clinic, is exactly 40 minutes long. Usually, long-players by this most extraordinary British band clock in at a clipped half-hour: that makes an extra 33% of murky psychedelic/punk excellence. But there’s a little more to it than that: this one comes from another planet, baby. Bubblegum is a different bag of butternut squash. On one listen, it feels instantly warmer, lusher, less uptight: it glows like dusk in a balmy Indian Summer.
RELEASE DATE: October 05, 2010
TIME: 39:43 min.
01. I’m Aware [02:58]
02. Bubblegum [02:35]
03. Baby [03:59]
04. Lion Tamer [02:59]
05. Linda [02:43]
06. Milk and Honey [03:12]
07. Radiostory [02:12]
08. Forever (demis’ blues) [03:11]
09. Another Way of Giving [03:15]
10. Evelyn [03:50]
11. Un Astronauta En Cielo [02:14]
12. Freemason Waltz [03:27]
13. Orangutan [03:00]