Wow! That will be one’s first reaction after hearing the title track from Clark’s “Fantasm Planes” EP. It’s a menagerie of sound. It has the odd sort of mathematical asymmetry of, say, Plaid, but with Clark’s tendency of crafting minor suites of music. It’s proof that there’s no shortage of creativity emanating from the British musician.
Clark is billing “Fantasm Planes” as a counterpart to the recently released LP “Iradelphic,” featuring new variations on three key album tracks heard in his recent live shows and three brand new tracks.
“Ian Brown has always loved the sound of trumpets. I’ve occasionally liked the sound of flutes. And bass. Analogue bass and psychedelic melodies to trip out to on the dance floor. No hippy s**t though,” said Clark of the new EP. “This EP is more about conjuring the full mind-distortion that you get when you hear this music on loud sound systems, that’s sort of what Fantasm Planes is about. Refocusing the album into the context of metric rave gear, but with those full, saturated textures of Iradelphic still playing a vital part.”
Stream “Fantasm Planes” below and listen to the incredibly beautiful “As The Circle Closes” off of Clark’s Iradelphic Sessions.