Format: Album LP Label: Discrepant Year: 2020 Genre: Experimental Condition: Mint Sleeve: Mint Tracklist:
A1 Lightspots On a Sharkbody A2 Oxygen Injections / Seaspray Expressions A3 Freeswimming In Link Gel A4 Seaweed Covered Hi-Viz Aquanets A5 Stingray Motion FX Logo B1 Finspray Of Mako Shark B2 Z-Brushing Tidal Gold B3 Avatar Blue Logo 2 B4 Blue-Green Algae Shadings B5 Intertidal Shadezones B6 Banshee Foam
Spencer Clark is back with a futuristic eco-friendly record. It’s life on earth as you never heard it. LTD Edition vinyl.
The story goes like this: Spencer wanted to do a soundtrack for the yet to be made “Avatar 2”. And if you know Spencer’s work, you’ll know that he engaged on this mission reading material that influenced the rich and crazy imaginary world of “Avatar”. If you think about it a little bit, something like “Avatar” could have really come out from the mind of Spencer Clark. But it didn’t. So, he dwelled around the idea of that soundtrack, working on what is now known as “Avatar Blue”. The record we now release is a selection he made from the 2CD released last year on his own Pacific City Sound Visions.
Like many of Spencer’s other alias or incarnations, Star Searchers introduces the listener to a new world. Besides making sounds/soundtracks for alternative realities he cares about making a world for his music to live in. It’s never superficial or dedicated just to the act of imagination, Spencer creates sounds that sustain the reality he imagined. That’s why they’re so rich and consequential in the realization of music as a medium. “Avatar Blue” is music but also literature. And cinema. Star Searchers’ sound creates an absorbent sound about what’s happening in aquatic life. It goes beyond the perception of what we’ve seen or what we’ve known, it’s a neo-future aquatic life, with a world building structure and sounds and narratives that go along with it.
All done with a sound-aesthetics that could be described as slowed-down-trance, that fits 1980s synth nostalgia and dreams of sci-fi to come.