Saturday, November 17, 2018

Clinker – Dr Goon Phase (2018)




  • Indie pop/rock 
  • Ambient pop/rock 
  • Indie dance 
  • DIY 
  • Electro-indie 
  • Alternative pop/rock 
  • Psychedelic pop 
  • Art pop/rock 
  • Hypnagogic pop 
  • Synth-rock 
  • Electronic 
  • Alternative dance 
  • Krautrock

Comment: approximately 10 years ago I discovered such projects as The Hirundu, Clinker, fydhws, Joxfield ProjeX, Keshco, Two Lane Phonebooth, Tinyfolk, Hox Vox, Enrique Ramirez, SFIAS, iron like nylon and many many other DIY and lo-fi combos through lastfm of which template then was fairly satisfying because you could follow your own radio stations being created by the music you had enjoyed before and a particular search for music by following the tags. Furthermore, you could add tags to music you had been listening to and there were up fan groups for different styles, movements and combos. London, the UK-based Clinker (Reg Verney Trio, and Opera Dog are/were related projects by the membership) is a partnership between the Peter Jordan aka Pete Da Clinker (some of the issues are released under this moniker) and Tomoko Matsumoto whose music is an embedment of a wide scope of indie music, not particularly based on the whole thread of albums they have issued by themselves so far but also on albums as well. 16-track yet 40-minute only brand new one Dr Goon Phase is a good example of it veering away from psychedelic pop sensations and hypnagogic/dreamwave dodges (The Box Is Open, the favourite of mine comes out from these hazy pigeonholes) to doo wop voice centred ditties to more kraut-induced more or less electronic propulsions and even free jazz-y (at We Can`t Know, Know More), and exquisite bongo drum propelled chants (Lion in Wait). In truth, they do away with more (guitar) noise-intoxicated numbers though it may be disputable at Done By Three. At least it is an artsy and gentle krautrock-infused noise pop example. In a nutshell, the outing is a fairly one though the favourite of mine remains still Good Trip, Bad Trip (2011), a fascinating blend of space rock, art rock, and krautrock.
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