Clark, Feast / Beast

Sharon O'Connell

By Sharon O'Connell

on 10.26.13 in Reviews

At 29 tracks, Clark’s double remix album — where he is both makeover artist and subject — satisfies both elements of the title, but it’s more smorgasbord than sit-down banquet. His is a restlessly adventurous creativity that’s produced a series of startling records perhaps best described as baroque house, but here he’s aware of serving not only like minds (e.g. Nathan Fake, Amon Tobin), but also those from radically different worlds (Health, Depeche Mode, Maximo Park). Consequently, Clark has tempered his love of textured micro explosions, as the delicate dismantling of Glen Velez’s “Bendir” and the Looney Tunes minimalism applied to Letherette’s “D&T” attest.