WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL

Clinic | DNO035

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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, the third album by the Grammy nominated, scrubs-wearing quartet from Liverpool. Described by a source close to the group as having "a deranged party feel with several mellow Bread freak-outs," Winchester Cathedral is a complex piece of work, a glance over the shoulder and onto the horizon ahead at the same time. Side A (we can still say that right?) is very much a distillation and refinement of the Clinic sound: rhythms that are sometimes frenetic and sometimes exotic, tense guitar lines, spacious melodica and mysterious lyricsm. Phase one ends with the stomping barnburner "WDYYB" before a new door opens - soul, jazz and pyschedica all come to the fore.

The adventurous first US single is "Falstaff," a dreamy Motown-inspired ballad that would make Smokey Robinson smile, quickly followed by the swirling klezmer waltz of "August." It all concludes with the insistent instrumental, "Fingers" and some interesting new terrain on the music horizon for Clinic.

CD

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CD-DNO-035 | Out now

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  • 01. Fingers
     
  • 02. Thank You
     
  • 03. August
     
  • 04. Falstaff
     
  • 05. The Majestic
     
  • 06. WDYYB
     
  • 07. Home
     
  • 08. Vertical Takeoff
     
  • 09. The Magician
     
  • 10. Anne
     
  • 11. Circle of Fifths
     
  • 12. Country Mile
     
 
 
LP

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LP-DNO-035 | Out now

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  • Side A
    01. Fingers
     
  • 02. Thank You
     
  • 03. August
     
  • 04. Falstaff
     
  • 05. The Majestic
     
  • Side B
    06. WDYYB
     
  • 07. Home
     
  • 08. Vertical Takeoff
     
  • 09. The Magician
     
  • 10. Anne
     
  • 11. Circle of Fifths
     
  • 12. Country Mile
     
 
 
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