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The ShortListen: Clock Opera (no. 196)

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Dave Fawbert
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Who? Clock Opera

What’s the story? It seems like an age since Clock Opera were around - their debut album was released in 2012 after years of producing great remixes for other artists as well as their own tracks. It's good to have them back, and this track - the first from their forthcoming new album and which can be downloaded for free here - eases them in gently, beginning with a sinister bell-tower sample which builds and builds to a dizzying conclusion while vocalist Guy Connelly employs his falsetto to excellent effect. This is nicely unsettling, yet powerful, getting better with every listen. A subtle and welcome return.

For fans of: Maccabees, LCD Soundsystem, Wild Beats

In three words: Sinister electro grower

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Dave Fawbert

ShortList.com staff writer Dave’s primary passions are pop, prose, punning and power ballads (and alliteration). A lower division football enthusiast and long-suffering cricket fan, he is one of only 110 people followed on Twitter by Chas Hodges from Chas ‘n’ Dave. Follow Dave on Twitter like Chas: @davefawbert

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