British electronic producer Clark has announced a new EP titled Flame Rave that splits the difference between solitary, headphone zone-outs and rave exaltation. He shared some of his thoughts about the new songs today along with our first taste of the project, “Silver Sun.” It might have a bright name, but there’s almost a Victorian-era darkness to the track, like climbing a windy staircase that lead to an attic full of hidden mementos. I love the way it builds from airy exploration to revelatory chimes and hysteric percussion.
Here’s what Clark had to say about the new EP:
I started making these ravey tunes to play out at gigs, but they gathered a momentum and gradually formed this E.P. I came back to it again and again – it seemed to work in clubs but also as a sneaky, immersive headphone listen. I love the feel of an almost overwhelming percussive violence being suddenly flooded with heartache and melody. I find that dynamic exhilarating. I really wanted this E.P. to capture that. I hope you enjoy listening to it!
Listen to “Silver Sun” and check out the tracklist below. (You’ll notice “Springtime Linn” corresponds to a track he put out last winter.)
Flame Rave tracklist:
01 “Silver Sun”
02 “To Live And Die In Grantham”
03 “Springtime Linn”
04 “Unfurla Cremated”