Everything by Ian R. Clarke (electronics, acoustics, voice, tapes)
Composed/recorded: 11/01 - 05/02
In His Own Words
Statement concerning the Third and Final Report of Perspects
In Desire and Efficiency the warnings were there. It was the soundtrack to our surrender to the uncertain velocities. The point where vigilance falls victim to comfort and the surface suddenly seems more real. Hoverculture was inevitable. Total seduction by surface. Songs became empty signifiers efficiently packaged for consumption. Anesthetic and disassociative, it hadn't entirely worn off when the panic hit. Now the power mad have seized control and are steering us into a crash. Now we are taking hits to the fragile framework of finance and energy that sustains us. Never have we been more aware of our mortality than right now. This is why the Third and Final Report is necessary.
Air of Finality:
The rocker. Out of a menacing, restarting intro emerge goose-stepping synths and bullhorn voices to set the paranoid tone of the album. An analysis of mass quiet panic set to sleazy, eighth-note punch & crunch.
My current favorite. Sparse, eerie synths and claustrophobic vocals record the final moments of a modern man as he decides to capitalize on the acceptance of his fate.
Just what it says. Doomsday disco that suggests a human stampede, and other chaotic descents.
The popsong. The line: "were accumulating" refers to both consumers losing control and corpses piling up. Subtle differences in the two verses create a cause/effect dialogue that supports this. You can dance to it too.
Perspects : Shouldn't you be paying attention?
Perspects :: Utterly Unique and Timelessly Classic
Perspects is the primary project of Detroit-based musician, producer and multimedia artist Ian Clark. Following some initial formative development at the local art college, various bedrooms, warehouse parties, and art dives, his first official releases appeared through Detroit's influential Ersatz Audio label. First as Lesseninglesson, then as a founding member of Le Car, and finally Perspects.
After making appearances on a variety of labels - such as Clone, Suction, Ghostly International and others - and a brief collaboration with vocalist Mark Erwin, Perspects came to rest at longtime friend BMG's cult label, Interdimensional Transmissions.
Perspects utilizes the human voice, tapes, electro-acoustic percussion and analog sequences to create a dense, propulsive music perfectly attuned to the pains of a culture which has outgrown its body.
More information at perspects.com.