Clock Opera are from London. They make what can only really be described as pop music. It is not the kind of pop you’re likely to hear on Capital FM, Radio 1 and the legions of other popular stations. This is a band who are making music that deserves to be listened to by people who are into house-y stuff, ballads, electro, indie… The list goes on. Having recently signed to Moshi Moshi they’ve released the song ‘Belongings’, which is a slow build to an ending that, frankly, you wished didn’t end.
Clock Opera – Belongings [Buy]
In contrast to this we’ve got the Clock Opera remix of one of my favourite songs of the year, Architecture In Helsinki’s ‘Contact High’. It starts off all Four Tet and then drops in to something delightfully techy. The chorus, so strong on the original, is wonderfully reconstructed here and it turns a song that is quite staccato and jerky into a smooth dancing jam.
Now on to another remix by Clock Opera, this time of Au Revoir Simone. They are also signed to Moshi Moshi in the UK and their new label-mates have turned this song into something that made it on to a fair few ‘Best of 2010’ lists.
We’ll finish up with the Little Loud remix of ‘Once And For All’. I’m really enjoying the stuff that Brighton’s Little Loud is making at the moment (keep an eye out for a great song of his coming up soon) and this is keeping my appetite whetted. If that’s a word. The long introduction gets more and more engaging as we move into the song and as the lyrics start to come in you’re just wondering how the song is going to drop. It does not disappoint. 80’s and glittery and little bit kitsch, which all adds up to a sterling second half of the song.