Kendall Clark recently released his debut solo EP titled “Retro Future” on Gravitas Recordings. Covering a wide range of styles, Clark takes influences from future bass, tech house and drum and bass to create a sound that is vibrant and diverse.
Disco space odyssey “Retro Future”, takes you on a warp speed journey through the universe of electronic music.
The opening track ‘The City’ sets the stage for an ominous futuristic landscape scattered in technological decay, as you follow the rogue astronaut protagonist on his journey through an abandoned metropolis run by machines.
The second track ‘Space Ride’ takes you straight to the dance floor. A driving tech house beat accompanied by vintage bass and synth stabs melds into a disco groove the likes of Chromeo and Breakbot. This whimsical track tells of a girl getting rescued by a super suave space playboy who has traveled the span of the universe to find her.
The title track ‘Retro Future’ comes as an intercepted galactic transmission, warning of a colossal invasion. Blazing DnB rhythms and annihilating bass synths carry the apocalyptic anthem, “Can’t stop the Retro Future from coming”.
For live performances, Clark has teamed up with visual artist and label mate Jason Torres and together they craft a multimedia experience that is visually stunning and inspiring. Clark performs using a Live PA method making his performances organic and different from the recordings. With the addition of a microphone and live effects, Clark creates new remixes of his material every show making each individual performance a unique experience. Clark’s debut release ‘Beat Box’ was included on Gravitas Recordings compilation ‘Virtus In Sonus’. He also appears on the track ‘Slimy’ in collaboration with Jason Torres as Neon Black.
Other Production Work
During the sumer of 2011, Clark served as Director of Audio for the interactive audio-visual installation Synapse which debuted at Burning Man 2011. The brain child of Robin Arnott, Synapse uses a Microsoft Kinect camera to records the player/ dancer’s activity which then influences the music and visuals. Clark also scored the experimental indie film, ‘Codes of Awakening’ by Elijah Parker.
When not playing electronic music Kendall can be found playing drums with the instrumental indie chamber rock band Balmorhea. He also runs and produces tutorials and videos for the Ableton Live tutorial blog AbletonOp.com. Together, with colleague Steven Campbell, they write weekly articles on performance and production tips, Ableton Live news, as well as give away freebies ranging from synth patches to sample packs. Keep up with Clark’s and other Gravitas Artist’s future releases and tour dates at www.gravitasrecordings.com