Drittes Album von CLOCK OPERA - "Carousel" inklusive der gleichnamigen Single. “one of the indisputable masterpieces of British pop … rare sonic ambition and scope” - The Sunday Times. “a bar-raiser – an album of intelligent synth pop bubbling with humanity” - Clash.
Clock Opera release their long-awaited third album ‘Carousel’ on 7th February 2020 on League of Imaginary Nations / !K7 Collective. ‘Carousel’ is a unique and intimate look at the emotional challenges faced when becoming a father, a search for new identity and an examination of what you need to surrender in order to change.
Inspired by sci-fi soundtracks (Jóhann Jóhannsson, Jerry Goldsmith, Mica Levi), experimental theatre scores, unpredictable electronica & futuristic pop, ‘Carousel’ was self-produced at their South London studios. Drawing from the deep artistic wells of Shawn Everett, Homogenic by Bjork, Roy Orbison and ambient Eno recordings, the album was written in a sequence of intensive bursts in hideaways from Peckham to LA. Nic Nell’s wild synth improvisations, driven through a collection of idiosyncratic 80’s delays became a huge part of the ‘Carousel’ sound, drawing from the experimental electronic palette of his Casually Here recordings. As ever, Che Albrighton’s furiously energetic drums power the whole operation relentlessly to its target, with spontaneous detail and featherlight touch.
Mixed by Kristofer Harris at Squarehead Studios in Kent, in the same room that their sophomore album ‘Venn’ was made. This creative continuity has resulted in a beautiful and accomplished record, simultaneously vulnerable and triumphant, immediate and