Clark, “Unfurla”

Louis Pattison

By Louis Pattison

International Editor
on 09.15.14 in Listen to This

Aphex Twin isn’t the only Warp veteran back with a new record. Chris Clark is one of the label’s less visible names, his take on textured, atmospheric techno a sophisticated thing, devoid of gimmickry. But “Unfurla” — taken from Clark‘s forthcoming eponymous album — confirms him as one of dance music’s more underrated craftsmen, evolving through passages of stark kickdrum propulsion, cascading piano and bassy, operatic chords. “More Berghain than Guggenheim,” reckon Warp — although based on “Unfurla,” Clark should comfortably be able to inhabit both.