Tom Clark – Scorpio – Highgrade065
With this new EP Tom Clark makes an impressive return to the Highgrade
release program. Following a collaboration with Marcus Schatz and most recently with Benno Blome, he now comes back as a solo artist. After only a few beats, you’ll be sure to recognise his signature sound. Tom needs surprisingly few elements to build a unique atmosphere and his matchless grooves.
On the title track “Scorpio” we find a deep, rolling bassline and a slightly orientally influenced vocal, combined with the typically unique Clarkish synth leads, and we’re ready to go. It’s a track that continually keeps the excitement moving while never letting the cat out of the bag, and more than deserves the A-side. Then we come to “Albino”, also featuring sparkling synths and rolling drums that create an impression of fluidity and an unhurried beginnings, but we also end up in a waterfall… Who would have known!? In conclusion comes “Sand Flea”, as lively as a box of fleas, but not nearly as aggrivating! Mister Clark is again at his best, with a love for detail, an innate sence for strange sounds and an a significant quantity of leisurely energy, this tune also really hits the mark.
This is not the work of a newbie who produces an aggressive sound to prove his talents. The result is the feature of this EP: Seldom has an understatement sounded so fresh. + Digital-only bonus track “12 notes”!
label: highgrade records
artists: Tom Clark
format: 12″ maxi single
cat no: highgrade065
releasedate vinyl: 31.08.09
releasedate digital: 14.09.09
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