Epic and euphoric in equal measure, it epitomises the band’s signature sound of looping samples, layered textures and soaring vocals and demonstrates yet again their skill in audio autopsy – deconstructing and reassembling sounds and words to startling effect.
Lyrically “Once and for All” recalls memories of being a teenager and the myriad complex and extreme emotions that we experience during those transitional years. Also included in the package is a remix by arguably one of the most devoted pioneers of experimental and electronic music, Mr Andrew Weatherall.
Watch the video for ‘Once and For All’ below
After recent releases of “Belongings” and “Lesson No.7”, “Once And For All” further cements Clock Opera’s growing reputation as one of the most innovative, original and exciting bands in the UK right now with 2012 looking to be their year.
Live they continue to go from strength to strength. After acclaimed performances on the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading and Leeds,Wireless and Field Day festivals, Clock Opera recently supported Metromony, Crystal Fighters and Chapel Club on their UK tours. They have also sold out both of their recent headline London shows at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen and Electrowerkz
Clock Opera’s debut album is complete and scheduled for release in early 2012. Full of romance and recollections, re-enactments and speculations, memory and mystery, machine generated mood and human thought, it will inevitably be one of next year’s must have records.
Clock Opera play the following live dates in January
13/01 – Eurosonic Noorderslag Festival – Netherlands [Venue: Simplon 00:30]
23/01 – Q Magazine Sessions @ XOYO – London
“…beautiful pointillist electronica” -Sunday Times Culture
“A shotgun marriage of the organic and the electronic” -Mojo
"One of London’s most creatively coherent new bands" –Time Out
"Sweet, scratchy synths and sense of twilit romanticism with some of the grandeur of 80’s synth balladeers" -NME