Clark ‘To Live And Die In Grantham’

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Taken from Clark’s new ‘Flame Rave’ EP on Warp Records, the intense ‘To Live And Die In Grantham’ has been visualised by Chris Hewitt in a “rave ritual” short film shot at the Bel Air Chalet Estate, Seawick, Essex.

Chris Hewitt: “The track is a banger. It reminds me of my old rave days. Its also the perfect piece of music to convey different energy states through imagery and action. The fierce first half is all about energy and aggression whereas the latter half is about euphoria and transcendence.

It got me thinking about the archaic, almost tribal nature of a nightclub and how best to tie this into the track. Even though I believe we’re about to see a resurgence in archaic revival, I think as people we’ve kind of lost a lot of the traditions in what make us human. The rights of passage is a big one for me.

The Natives would send out their teenage tribe members into the wilderness. They’d have to fend for themselves over days, alone, without shelter and food, constantly being stalked by the animal kingdom. This ritual would instil patience, self reliance and a centre mind, qualities that would develop you as human being in all the positive ways.

The film for Clark is a modern take on that ritual, maybe a twisted take on it.”

Released this week, ‘Flame Rave’ continues the majestic explorations laid out on his critically acclaimed self titled album of November ’14. A hugely kaleidoscopic listening experience filled with warmth and subtle, unpredictable shifts in mood, ‘Clark’ saw the Warp producer attain a zenith in his output, chiseling his vision of techno into a boldly experimental yet memorable and melodic creation.

Having just played live to rapturous audiences at Convergence, Bloc Weekender and STRP Festival, Clark now heads out on a US tour with Nosaj Thing and a summer calendar that includes shows at Field Day, Latitude, Pitchfork, Roskilde, Movement and Melt international festivals.

Live Dates:
THU 26 MARCH Slingshot Festival 2015, Athens, GA, US
FRI 27 MARCH Big Ears Festival 2015, Knoxville, TN, US
SAT 28 MARCH Club Downunder, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, US
SUN 29 MARCH Bardot, Miami, FL, US
TUE 31 MARCH Terminal West at King Plow, Atlanta, GA, US
THU 2 APRIL U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC, US
SAT 4 APRIL Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, US
MON 6 APRIL Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA, US
TUE 7 APRIL Brighton Music Hall, Allston, MA, US
WED 8 APRIL Théâtre Fairmount, Montreal, QC, Canada
THU 9 APRIL CODA, Toronto, ON, Canada
FRI 10 APRIL Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL, US
SAT 11 APRIL 2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center, St Louis, MO, US
SUN 12 APRIL Vega, Lincoln, NE, US
MON 13 APRIL Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO, US
WED 15 APRIL Fitzgerald’s – Downstairs, Houston, TX, US
THU 16 APRIL Club Dada, Dallas, TX, US
FRI 17 APRIL Red 7, Austin, TX, US
SUN 19 APRIL Lowbrow Palace, El Paso, TX, US
TUE 21 APRIL The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ, US
WED 22 APRIL El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, US
THU 23 APRIL The Independent, San Francisco, CA, US
FRI 24 APRIL Electric Owl Social Club, Vancouver, BC, Canada
SAT 25 APRIL Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room, Seattle, WA, US
SUN 26 APRIL Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR, US
SAT 2 MAY Donau Festival 2015, Krems, Austria
SAT 9 MAY Les Nuits Botanique – Opening Night 2015, Brussels, Belgium
SAT 16 MAY Le Dièze, Montpellier, France
SUN 17 MAY Spring Attitude Festival 2015, Rome, Italy
SAT 23 MAY Festival Villette Sonique 2015, Paris, France
MON 25 MAY Movement Music Festival 2015, Detroit, MI, US
SAT 30 MAY TAICOCLUB 2015, Nagano, Japan
SAT 6 JUNE Field Day 2015, London, UK
SAT 20 JUNE Body & Soul Festival 2015, Dublin, Ireland
FRI 26 JUNE – SUN 28 JUNE Down the Rabbit Hole 2015. Beuningen, Netherlands
SAT 4 JULY Roskilde Festival 2015, Roskilde, Denmark
FRI 17 JULY Melt! Festival 2015, Gräfenhainichen, Germany
SAT 18 JULY Latitude Festival 2015, Beccles, UK
SUN 19 JULY Pitchfork Music Festival 2015, Chicago, IL, US
SUN 2 AUGUST Dekmantel Festival 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands
FRI 14 AUGUST Flow Festival 2015, Helsinki, Finland