by Walter Price
Sometimes things have to sit a while before it is the proper time to find their way into the open air. Clintongore (Christopher Crawford / Sierra Haager) have done so with a 7 track self-titled album (Breakup Records) that started life in 2013 and is now breathing fresh air.
Here is a strange situation. I hit play again this morning on this synth-rocker and somehow Martin Gore’s ’89 EP Counterfeit got in on the mix and what a mind blower. 26 years apart and they both complement each other better than anything I’ve come across in recent memory. Clintongore move from power-a-head fist in the air synth jams and sweet and deceivingly innocence drivin’ softer around the edges tunes made near perfect by Haager’s ability to unitize multiple personas and Crawford’s arrangements fade in and out of late 80s and early 90s in a fashion that excite the senses. In a cold rainy German August week this is the stuff dreams are made of.
Now check out this goodtime video for “Watch Out”….
Filmed by Phan Visutyothapibal and Mark Kleback
Edited by Luisa Covaria and Mark Kleback
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