Chris Clark, Casino Versus Japan, Jan Jelinek & Andrew Pekler | Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park | Dance | Chicago Reader

Chris Clark, Casino Versus Japan, Jan Jelinek & Andrew Pekler Free All Ages Early Warnings (Music) Soundboard Recommended

When: Thu., June 7, 6:30 p.m. 2012

British producer Chris Clark, who records under his last name, has been one of the more schizophrenic figures to emerge from the IDM scene—since his first album in 2001, he's jumped from hardcore to glitch to drum 'n' bass to post-Aphex Twin fantasias and beyond. He's skilled at just about all of it, though I get the sense from the way his music changes with passing trends that he's too often looking to his contemporaries for inspiration. Clark's latest album, this spring's Iradelphic (Warp), is as restless as anything he's done—there's almost proggy noodling on "Tooth Moves," gentle acoustic guitar pop with guest singer Martina Topley-Bird on "Open," reverb-washed guitar on the knotty "Ghosted," introspective piano on "Black Stone," and spaced-out ambience on "Broken Kite Footage." If you don't like one song, you'll get something different on the next. —Peter Margasak Jan Jelinek & Andrew Pekler and Casino Versus Japan open.

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