C L N K / Black Ecstasy
All music by C L N K
Vinyl Mastering by Giuseppe Ielasi
Artwork by Mihai Grecu
Error Broadcast Collective
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Distributed by Alpha Pup / Kudos Records
"C L N K neatly sidesteps questions of nostalgic wallowing with a distinctly modern production palette, allowing everything to suspend in a strange, illusive hyperspace as though we're witnessing some flickering simulation in action."
"Cavernous bass blasts and ripping static that emerges as a resounding, textural slab of techno meant to overwhelm the senses, but somehow manages to never sound overcrowded."
"The world knows very little about Silviu Badea a.k.a. Montgomery Clunk, now simply C L N K. Might be partly because of (relatively) remote Bucharest location, partly due to his recent re-branding of his own sound from the ambient hip-hop influenced beats to Actress-like dark techno inspired soundscapes."
"For all the dense texture and dexterous handling of scale, it is the naive keyboard melody that floats in and out that provides the perfect counterpoint to the deathly chaos that swims below."
C L N K is the latest musical incarnation of Silviu Badea a.k.a. Montgomery Clunk. Error Broadcast published two EPs with the enigmatic Romanian producer but following the release of ‘Mondegreen’ early in 2012 Badea went through a series of changes. We lost touch for a bit. Then, late in 2012, he re-appeared and out of the vacuum of his temporary exile Badea presented the full-length album you are about to witness as ‘Black Ecstasy’.
C L N K, now, is different to what you might have heard from Montgomery Clunk. On ‘Black Ecstasy’ Badea explores the bat caves of techno. Primordial music for the jilted generation, ‘Black Ecstasy’ leans towards a variation of techno that directly stems from post punk and its electronic successors. After-hour cave man music that reeks of unwashed skin and dirty fingernails. However C L N K must not be limited to 80’s nostalgia. Badea spices his productions with shivers of acid house, rich ambient textures, and fathomless dub, making ‘Black Ecstasy’ a quintessential 2013 thing.
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180g 12" disc in full-color sleeve. Black labels on black 33 rpm vinyl.