Clark* ‎– Turning Dragon

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Tracklist

New Year Storm 4:05
Volcan Veins 4:05
Truncation Horn 2:19
For Wolves Crew 7:00
Violenl 3:43
Gaskarth / Cyrk Dedication 4:53
Ache Of The North 5:10
Mercy Sines 3:19
Hot May Slides 2:50
Beg 4:13
Penultimate Persian 5:01

Versions (7)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARP LP 162 Clark* Turning Dragon(2xLP, Album) Warp Records WARP LP 162 UK 2008 Sell This Version
WARPCDD162 Clark* Turning Dragon(11xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Warp Records WARPCDD162 UK 2008
WARP LP 162 Clark* Turning Dragon(2xLP, Album, W/Lbl) Warp Records WARP LP 162 UK 2008 Sell This Version
BRC-188 Clark* Turning Dragon(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-188 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
WARPCD162 Clark* Turning Dragon(CD, Album, Dig) Warp Records WARPCD162 UK 2008 Sell This Version
BRC-188 Clark* Turning Dragon(CD, Album, Promo) Beat Records BRC-188 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
WARPCD162 Clark* Turning Dragon(CDr, Album, Unofficial) Warp Records (2), M.A.D. Records (4) WARPCD162 Russia 2008 Sell This Version

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fabriknos

fabriknos

November 8, 2014
referencing Turning Dragon, CD, Album, Dig, WARPCD162

By far my favorite Clark release. Part of it is due to being the first Clark album I heard, but even after eating up the rest of his discography, I still come back to Turning Dragon the most. This is a monster of an album. Harsh, pounding rhythms, usually in a broken beat style but occasionally 4 on the floor. Glitches, squelches, distorted percussion, creepy fx and vocal slices chopped up and mixed together in an unsettling yet insistently danceable fashion. It's hard to stay still during this album; even if the track isn't necessarily club material, your body will still be forced to respond in whatever way it can. Angry, inventive, spastic, unrelenting, and an incredible ride. A must own.
SKX

SKX

April 20, 2014
referencing Turning Dragon, 2xLP, Album, WARP LP 162

hell of a step difference from Clark's previous albums. If you've been listening to Clark since the Chris was still their you'll instantly notice how different turning dragon is from the other albums. Its more of a hard hitting dance album but whilst still keeping the dark ambient parts of empty the bones of you. This is a fantastic album but it does take 5 to 6 listens before you actually get into it. If you've just started listening to Clark listens to his previous releases before giving turning dragon a try as you will learn to like it a hell of a lot more.
Headphone_Commute

Headphone_Commute

April 20, 2008
referencing Turning Dragon, CD, Album, BRC-188
Chris Clark is growing on me. In 2001 we got introduced to Clark through Clarence Park. In 2003, we saw him evolve with Empty The Bones Of You. Body Riddle was the 2006 release when Christopher Stephen Clark simply went by his last name. But in 2008, Clark is Turning Dragon. This is a much harder, slamming, compressed thud, that keeps the heart pumping, and the brain tweaking. Five years in the making (guessing by the fact that previous LP was simply an archive of earlier and unreleased material), Clark is the front-runner of the experimental drive merging dark IDM and ferocious beats, where the genre thrives. The first half of the album employs a welcoming onslaught of pounding 4/4 beats. Turning up the volume, I'm reminded of the early warehouse events where the bass slapped off the cold walls. But does four-to-the-floor formula immediately categorize as techno? Slapping the latter term may understate the complexity of the production - it is very far from minimal or repetitive approach. The detail may surprise even the fans already familiar with Clark's perfectionism. Further into the album, Clark breaks up the rhythm, and keeps on grinding. To share in the brutal intensity that hurts so good, Clark has offered an Album Sampler [see direct links below]. If you enjoyed the ride, seek out the December '07 vinyl, Throttle Promoter, or hit bleep dot com for instant digital gratification. Recommended if you like the darker side of Autechre, Funckarma, and AFX.
Headphone_Commute

Headphone_Commute

April 20, 2008
referencing Turning Dragon, 2xLP, Album, WARP LP 162
Chris Clark is growing on me. In 2001 we got introduced to Clark through Clarence Park. In 2003, we saw him evolve with Empty The Bones Of You. Body Riddle was the 2006 release when Christopher Stephen Clark simply went by his last name. But in 2008, Clark is Turning Dragon. This is a much harder, slamming, compressed thud, that keeps the heart pumping, and the brain tweaking. Five years in the making (guessing by the fact that previous LP was simply an archive of earlier and unreleased material), Clark is the front-runner of the experimental drive merging dark IDM and ferocious beats, where the genre thrives. The first half of the album employs a welcoming onslaught of pounding 4/4 beats. Turning up the volume, I'm reminded of the early warehouse events where the bass slapped off the cold walls. But does four-to-the-floor formula immediately categorize as techno? Slapping the latter term may understate the complexity of the production - it is very far from minimal or repetitive approach. The detail may surprise even the fans already familiar with Clark's perfectionism. Further into the album, Clark breaks up the rhythm, and keeps on grinding. To share in the brutal intensity that hurts so good, Clark has offered an Album Sampler [see direct links below]. If you enjoyed the ride, seek out the December '07 vinyl, Throttle Promoter, or hit bleep dot com for instant digital gratification. Recommended if you like the darker side of Autechre, Funckarma, and AFX.
millykid

millykid

March 14, 2008
referencing Turning Dragon, CD, Album, Dig, WARPCD162
Clark’s fourth album really stirs things up, almost every track has serious muscle behind it. ‘Turning Dragon’ is without a doubt a typical Clark album (breakdowns, shifts in rhythm, stuttering synths), only is it far more heavier than any other of the man’s releases. The seconds pound on with the occasional breather, only to pick up pace again. Some compositions bare resemblance to a crossbreed of early Luke Slater and µ-Ziq - covered in rich Clark gravy. ‘Turning Dragon’ stands for surprising skull-drilling that never bores and makes one curious of what else is up Chris Clark’s sleeve!
distonto

distonto

February 26, 2008
referencing Turning Dragon, CD, Album, Dig, WARPCD162
What I have to admit on opening is that Clark's previous album "Body Riddle" is a masterpiece and probably my all-time favourite record. I've always respected the man because of his both fantastic skills and ability to create haunting, eerie landscapes that know no music borders. While being obviously influenced by electronic kings (many of whom have recorded for Warp, too), Chris Clark definitely has his own, unique sound and is willing to evolve in any direction he feels like visiting. "Turning Dragon" confirms Clark's brilliance and openmindness. This is not a specific genre, but a jaw-dropping synthesis of many: minimal techno, rave, glitch, IDM ... There are even ambient and electro passages! Everything is nicely distorted, dysharmonic, dirty, noisy and at times intentionally detuned. But just beneath the dirty surface lies good old Clark, only changed. For better? If not, then certainly for other. Personally I admire "Turning Dragon", because it is as surprising as great. Dancing has not been this paranoid since ages!