Clarence Clarity is from London, and you can hear it. On "Buck Toothed Particle Smashers," it's in the start-stop stomping drums, the garage funk spelled out in chopped samples, and the sharp angles of Clarence's enunciation. The visuals are edgy, too: a collage of symmetrical VHS projections in which bodies rock and writhe like something out of Strange Days. "I like to imagine this video/music marriage as the original creator coming back to see what he started—out of curiosity," Clarence tried to explain to FADER. "Peering into the depths with a God-sized microscope, they are horrified, disappointed, fascinated, surprised, aroused and filled with ecstatic joy all at once. But that's just me." Don't miss a second verse from Denmark pop outfit Kill J, and the last twenty seconds sneaks in an addictive toy piano loop that points to more from Clarence's NO NOW LP, available now on Bella Union.
London’s Clarence Clarity Debuts “Buck-Toothed Particle Smashers” Video
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April 21, 2015