Friday, May 27, 2011

The Clientele: Two Unreleased Tracks

According to their website, the Clientele are taking a break to work on other projects; let's hope they don't spend too much time out in the wistful wilderness. In the meantime, lead singer and guitarist Alasdair MacLean is playing with Lupe Núñez-Fernández of Pipas as Amor de Días.

I don't know much at all about Hinoter Magazine, other than that it's based in Taiwan and features music and fashion and, in issue #42 from September 2010, a compilation CD with a couple previously-unissued Clientele tracks. The first is an instrumental demo of Strange Geometry's short-story-with-backing. [If you like this sort of thing, see this post of mine.] The other track, another demo, is called "Still See Your Face", and sounds like Nick Drake except for the unhinged backwards guitar solo; it is not the same song as "I See Your Face" on the Amor de Días record, which I have yet to hear in full. Given the uniformly excellent body of work issued thus far by the Clientele, it will be worth a listen. You can get it from Merge.

The Clientele, "Losing Haringey Instrumental (demo)":

The Clientele, "Still See Your Face (demo)":

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