Here are seven facts about Warp stalwart Clark, whose ridiculously fun new album Death Peak was released this week.
1. The drum lie
The "linn" in Clark's Winter Linn is a reference to a snare sound he didn't use on the track. The joker. Source? This Vice article. Listen to Winter Linn here.
2. The loop
The first track on Clark's first album is only 100 seconds long but someone's looped it for 927 seconds. You can listen to that track on YouTube.
3. The doppelganger
Clark and Jeff Winger were separated at birth. (If you don't know Community, I can't help you.)
4. Cruelty to animals
Part of Growls Garden's bassline is made from a Kitten. (Don't worry - it's the name of a synth.) Source? This XLR8R piece.
5. Bad education
If Clark's music teachers had been better, his electronic music career might not exist. I've lost the original source for this, but it's well documented that he was discouraged to use a drum machine,
6. No sitting down
One of Clark's albums opens with the (processed) sound of a chair being scraped across the floor. Source? Dummy Mag.
7. The movie star
This is the big one. Clark has very clear thoughts about what kind of synthesiser George Clooney would be. Source? This Reddit AMA.
Them's all my facts, which I first spewed on the Twitter tag #ClarkDay. I hope we've all learned something here today - mainly, feed as many kittens into your music as possible, and don't listen to your teachers.
Further Fats: "No. No. You've still lost me. Could you rewrite it with just the facts and about 50% less nonsense." (2008)
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