Clinic | WIG261 | Released: 02/10/10
Bubblegum, Clinic’s sixth album, is a rewiring of Clinic’s trademark hyped up sound. In place of churning riffs and wired vocals is a dream state of harpsichord, dulcimers and strings. Melody and softness combine with the band’s unique internal logic to produce a record of pop beauty.
Bubblegum is Clinic throwing us a curveball. Alternating between lost soundtracks to exploitation films: "Liontamer", "Un Astronauta En Cielo", watery pop-psych: "Bubblegum", "Linda", "Forever (Demis’ Blues)" and ping-pong symphonies: "Milk & Honey" and "Another Way Of Giving", this is a very different and very singular Clinic.
Produced by John Congleton (Bill Callahan, St Vincent) and recorded at Elevator Studios in Liverpool, Bubblegum is a high water mark in Clinic’s career to date.