Clark* ‎– Superscope



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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WAP363 Clark* Superscope(12") Warp Records WAP363 UK 2014 Sell This Version
WAP 363D Clark* Superscope(2xFile, FLAC, Single, 24-) Warp Records WAP 363D UK 2014
WAP363D Clark* Superscope(2xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Warp Records WAP363D UK 2014
WAP363DIG Clark* Superscope(File, MP3, Single, 320) Warp Records WAP363DIG UK 2014


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September 29, 2016
referencing Superscope, 12", WAP363
Anyone else's copy has the sides flipped? Mine has a label with track names as "This side - Superscope" but plays "Riff Through The Fog" and Other Side Plays Superscope. Doesn't matter to me whatsoever but just curious.


April 9, 2014
referencing Superscope, 12", WAP363

Superscope sees (Chris) Clark in confident mood after the success of his massive "Feast/Beast" collection.
What makes me say that? Well consider this. He has only ever released EPs - with the exception of promotional items and the RSD on-off split single "Baskerville Grinch" nothing has had a lower track count than four. Whilst representing value for money, or a smorgasbord of choice to the listener, there is a school of thought that says the EP represents that lack of confidence on the part of the artist in a certain track, and with all that choice comes the opportunity for disappointment in individual tracks if not perhaps the whole release.

Clark's sound has evolved and switched direction many times (in fact seemingly pursuing several directions at once) in his career, and long may that continue, but what seems to have happened here is that he has chanced upon a sound that unites a techno/IDM aesthetic with a hint of post-dubstetp/garage swing that is instant in its impact and in a way more accessible (not commercial) than a lot of his work. Crisp and clean on the A, somewhat fuzzier yet still powerful on the B, these are dance tracks, but not straight, formula ones.

Accompanied by brilliantly simple pair of video clips created using an oscilloscope fed everything from analog waveforms to clips of the track through to special signals reverse-engineered to create words and logos on the screen, and what you have is a two-track package that stands out a mile from his other work - not strictly on quality grounds, no there is something amazing on every release and great swathes of amazing-ness on F/B - but like I say as a _statement_ perhaps, stark in its black and green singularity.