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Clark - Sus Dog | Podcast

Recording his new album By Caro C
Published July 2023
Chris Clark aka Clark

Chris Clark, known professionally as just Clark, reveals how he got signed to Warp Records, his recording and production workflow, and how Thom Yorke ended up as a guest vocalist on his latest album, Sus Dog.

Show Notes


00:00 - Introduction
01:36 - Getting Signed To Warp Records
03:45 - Recording Workflow
05:08 - Updating Equipment
07:35 - Early Musical Influences
09:35 - Switching Over To Software
10:40 - Hardware Still In The Studio
12:37 - Limiting Plug-in Use
16:52 - Collaborating And Working Solo
19:21 - Sus Dog And Thom Yorke
23:33 - Live Performances
27:47 - Learning About Other Producers
30:07 - Additional Projects
33:49 - Preparing The Next Album

Clark - Biog

Chris Clark signed to legendary British indie label Warp Records at an early age and has to date released 13 albums, as well as a multitude of EPs and singles. His recent studio album Playground In A Lake for the legendary classical label Deutsche Grammophon, fused his trademark electronics with strings from acclaimed cellist Oliver Coates, violinist Rakhi Singh and the Budapest Art Orchestra. 

Following his 2015 debut score for Sky / Canal+ TV series The Last Panthers (John Hurt / Samantha Morton, dir: Johan Renck, written: Jack Thorne), he scored Rellik for BBC1 / HBO (Richard Lancaster dir: Sam Miller, written: Harry & Jack Williams) and breakout Channel 4 / Hulu drama Kiri (Sarah Lancashire, dir: Euros Lynn, written by Jack Thorne).

Recently he scored Apple TV+’s Lisey’s Story (Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, dir. Pablo Larraín) based on Stephen King’s novel, as well as Daniel Isn’t Real (Patrick Schwarzenegger, Miles Robbins, dir. Adam Mortimer) a psychological horror feature film by Spectre Vision, producers of cult Nick Cage hit Mandy. The film’s OST was also released by Deutsche Grammophon.

Chris has collaborated with choreographer Melanie Lane, scoring no less than 12 contemporary dance projects, including the performance of her solo project Tilted Fawn at the Sydney Opera House, and most recently Personal Effigies which won the Kier Choreographic Prize in March 2018 and WOOF for the prestigious Sydney Dance Company.

Chris’ extensive inventory of remixes for the likes of Thom Yorke, Massive Attack, Depeche Mode, Max Richter, Battles and Nils Frahm were collected in 2013 on the Feast / Beast double album.

Interviewer: Caro C - Biog

Caro C portraitDescribed as a "one-woman electronic avalanche" (BBC) and a "sonic enchantress" (BBC Radio 3), Caro has been making her own brand of sensual electronica since the late '90s, reared on a diet of black music, Warp Records and Björk.

Caro currently finds herself in ample musical mischief in the Manchester creative mycelium and beyond — making music, teaching, producing podcasts as well as being the instigator and project manager of electronic music charity Delia Derbyshire Day.
Twitter: @carocsound
Instagram: @carocsound

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