ALBUM REVIEW: Clinic – Fantasy Island | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 22.10.21







A difficult ninth album? Oh no, certainly not these guys. Fantasy Island has many sounds that become curious and uniquely Clinic: 80’s electro pop in Fine Dining; 70s glam pop in Take A Chance; liberal space drums and no wave vocals in Refractions and not forgetting Floydian fever dream, white-out paranoia that even Syd would be proud of in Dreams Can Come True.

Here they are shimmying into a future fear disco referencing the ludicrous present – Things To Come by H.G, Wells, tribal fluidity of Marshall McLuhan and the naive surrealist poetry of Richard Brautigan. They’ve created a funky sonic groove reclaiming instruments from the past, sheltering in a new generation’s ghost town, chilling in a distorted lizard lounge.


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