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Philip Clemo

Clemo possesses the compositional vision to draw from a vast array of source material - from John Cage to electric Miles via Brian Eno - and create something both intensely personal and profoundly beautiful - Jazzwise

Described as mesmeric and completely addictive - The Wire, Philip Clemo's densely layered compositions reveal a process of negotiation across the boundaries of jazz, contemporary classical, post-rock and electronica. Instruments and atmospheres are in constant interplay, moving in and out of focus. His pieces are infused with a filmic sensibility - in the way time unfolds and compositional form melts into ambience, and in the evocation of landscapes and cultures through location recordings. All strangely visual, colourful somehow - supersaturated. His pieces are abstract, melodic, composed; and at the same time fixed to the everyday experiences of real times and places.

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This all adds up to pretty much a dream ticket. Clemo's ”compositions” meander into your peripheral auditory field and recede again with dreamlike nuance. It's beautiful, transcendent and yes, indefinable Chris Jones, BBC Online, UK

4/5 stars. Quietly mesmerising... [an] aura of bleak beauty... clusters of sounds coalesce and disperse over hypnotic rhythms... deserves a wide hearing John Bungey, The Times, UK

Ambiently atmospheric and, above all things, still... the centre of the music is the sound of musicians listening Nick Coleman, The Independent on Sunday, UK


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