Clinic | WIG144 | Released: 22/08/04
It begins with the ear-pricking sound of the Greenwich Time Signal turning into a smoke alarm - the perfect indication that Clinic's mutant-pop comprising the strangely familiar and the sweetly unsettling is about to arrive. Welcome to Winchester Cathedral. It goes like this: Country Mile - A primeval rhythm, a whip and some wind-chimes Circle of Fifths A pounding piano, a lonely clarinet, a deserted church social. Anne An arabesque for melodica and soul guitar. Anne has left her mark. The Magician Fuzz-frenzy with marimba. One persons recovery after 11 years in the wilderness to become a professional magician. Presto! Vertical Takeoff Filthy instrumentation, staggering guitars. Home The second mellow episode. The quest to get home. With finger cymbals. WDYYB - Punk inspired by Dr Eric Berne. Questions the human need for untrammelled negation. Like you do. With a pianola. The Majestic #2 - Psychotic barn dance round a harmonium. Falstaff A soothing girl-group reverie with jazzy triplets. August - Kletzmer-surf waltz. Mind how you go to this one. Thank You - A dirty sampler, a sneaky chorus. The psychedelic box to the fore. Fingers An instrumental summation of all the above.