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Star Searchers – Avatar Blue (Avatar Green Tape Version)

Earlier this century Spencer Clark created a sound phantasy with Skaters and after that he pursued a new alchemy under various aliases (Charles Berlitz, Fourth World Magazine, Monopoly Child, Typhonian Highlife, etc.) and projects (like Egyptian Sports Network, Tarzana or The Temple Defectors). He’s back with a new album under a new name, Star Searchers, a futuristic eco-friendly record. It’s life on earth as you never heard it.

The story goes like this: Spencer Clark wanted to do a soundtrack for the yet to be made Avatar 2. And if you know Spencer’s work, you’ll know that he engaged on this mission reading material that influenced the rich and crazy imaginary world of Avatar. If you think about it a little bit, something like Avatar could have really come out from the mind of Spencer Clark. But it didn’t. So, he dwelled around the idea of that soundtrack, working on what is now known as Avatar Blue. The record we now release is a selection he made from the 2CD released last year on his own Pacific City Sound Visions.

Like many of Spencer’s other alias or incarnations, Star Searchers introduces the listener to a new world. Besides making sounds/soundtracks for alternative realities he cares about making a world for his music to live in. It’s never superficial or dedicated just to the act of imagination, Spencer creates sounds that sustain the reality he imagined. That’s why they’re so rich and consequential in the realisation of music as a medium.

Avatar Blue is music but also literature. And cinema. Star Searchers’ sound creates an absorbent sound about what’s happening in aquatic life. It goes beyond the perception of what we’ve seen or what we’ve known, it’s a neo-future aquatic life, with a world building structure and sounds and narratives that go along with it. All done with a sound-aesthetics that could be described as slowed-down-trance, that fits 1980s synth nostalgia and dreams of sci-fi to come.

Spencer Clark

Spencer Clark (The Skaters), is using top-of-the-line music imaging keyboards from the 80s and 90s to produce hallucinations of Past and Present Juxtaposed Eras, Far-OFF exotically composed tropical maladies, and wondrous inner-outer Ouspensky driven Fourth Dimensional Landscapes. He has recorded albums with a host of young modern musicians including Ducktails, Jan Anderzen of Kemialiset Ystvat, and Orphan Fairytale. His label Pacific City Sound Visions has ejected tape cassettes, Lp's, and Private Movies for the past 8 years.  Performing at Cafe Oto, will be the new album 'Pinhead In Fantasia', an injection of modern monsters into the realm renaissance. A frolicking and delightful musical aire combined with an aggressive alien monster backwards vocal hype, that will stun and awe and defrock.

"One of the darkest trawls through basement desire and alternately-visioned worlds of Spencer’s catalogue to date, absolutely dazzling, highly recommended!" - Volcanic Tongue, review of 'Pinhead In Fantasia'

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