Lockdown took its toll on Clive. Not the isolation or sense of impending doom – that was normal – but specifically the worldwide marmite shortage in April. On the verge of a ‘Driving to Dundee barefoot’ style meltdown, Clive found solace in his 20 year obsession with Alan ‘foot on a spike’ Partridge.
Taking Musique Concrete to its textbook conclusion, Clive has made music only using sounds from TV series ‘I’m Alan Partridge’. Over 100, mainly foley samples were repurposed into the two title tracks of the Alan EP.
Alan A is a raw yet melodic, big plate of House. Containing everything from drawer slams to air bass, cereal destruction to Black Beauty, this orchestra of found sound makes for some unique and exciting rhythmic textures. Grab a cup of beans and enjoy.
Things take a dubby turn for Alan B. Late night broken beats and sultry bass worthy of Alan’s Deep Bath. Featuring Lynn on jungle time-stretched vocals.
The EP is bought to a close by off-kilter acid-tinged synthwave nugget, Linton TT. It doesn’t follow the Partridge sampling rules but needless to say has the last laugh.
Bonus Easter egg for the vinyl heads is a “Dan!” locked groove at the end of side A. Cook a cat!