Guy Connelly is clearly a believer in the saying ‘when opposites attract’.
“Ways To Forget” brings Clock Opera’s sensational live capacity of florid harmonies along with all manner of opposing features to a bustling studio album. The album opener ‘Once and For All’ leaves a nervousness, an anticipation for something special yet we never truly feel this. ‘Belongings’ (toping up this expectation) along with ‘Lesson No.7’ demonstrates this ability to create poetic lyrics of human change around a storm of over whelming synths, shimmering electro riffs and bangs formed from all manner of objects. The lyrics are powerful, the harmonies quirky and there’s enough thudding textures to make your ears bleed so it’s a fair attempt at a debut, yet beyond the key tracks there is something lacking. Clock Opera are now out there and they have left us yearning for more. Let’s hope we one day get it.
'Ways To Forget' is the debut album from Clock Opera, and it will be released in the UK on 23 April 2012 on Moshi Moshi/Island Records.