Mike Clark

Album Title: Darker Machines
Release Date: March 16, 2004
Genre: POP
Canadian indie music tends to have an open-road feel to it, and Mike Clark's Darker Machines is no exception. But unlike most Canadian indie music, it moves beyond the road and forays into a wide stretch of head space. And yes, as you may have guessed – it can be pretty dark. Especially on "Sick of You" which employs a children's choir to sweetly sing "Go Away" to whomever it is he's sick of. Kinda like having your lil' old Granny tell you you're a screw-up…somehow it's harsher that way.

But for all its dark territory, Clark covers it with an intensity and beauty reminiscent of Placebo's "Without You I'm Nothing." Something about Mike Clark's music will compel you to listen over and over again. The somber ethereal guitars? The intimate acoustic confessions? Maybe it's just that instead of describing his on the road experiences, Mike Clark is instead passing on it's harsh lessons.

Writer: Lindsay Bloemink

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