1. The Lost Buoys
2. 11th Hour
1. White Noise (Django Django remix)
Clock Opera are steadily becoming one of the most exciting, yet credible, bands crossing over between electronic and cleverly executed indie pop. Following a Summer of well received live appearances, including Dot to Dot, we bring you a sneak preview of their next release, "The Lost Buoys", and give you the chance to get hold of a free download of a Django Django remix of their track "white Noise".
Clock Opera make music that is intensely euphoric with infectious rhythms and profound emotion. Rarely does an approach so fascinating in its methods and far reaching in its components result in songs with such universal appeal.
Producer, remixer and Clock Opera mastermind Guy Connelly seeks out his musical building blocks in the most unlikely places and with the most unlikely processes. Cutting and pasting with the most unfamiliar sounds, Guy also employs these techniques in his widely acclaimed remixes for the likes of Feist, Metronomy, Everything Everything and The Drums.
Che Albrighton (drums / samples), Dan Armstrong (keys / vocals / samples) and Andy West (guitar / bass) enter the fray and transform the disparate industrial elements into songs filled with euphoria and urgency by immersing them in warmth and humanity.
The universal emotion that holds all this together derives from faded memories and the inability to prevent change ('Once And for all', '11th Hour'), periods of transition and our future selves ('Move To The Mountains', 'Fail Better'), the intensity of the present moment ('White Noise'), the limitations of emotional baggage ('Belongings'), dependence ('A Piece Of String') and perception ('Lesson No. 7').
Clock Opera’s debut album is full of romance and recollections, re-enactments and speculations, memory and mystery, machine generated mood and human thought. Chopped and sliced, reassembled and repeated, these songs hold a mirror to the times we are living in.
"Ways To Forget" is the sound of human emotion in an age of machines.