George Clanton

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There's been some chitter-chatter about this guy in other threads but given his excellent new album Slide and the fact that even Pitchfork is paying attention I think its time he got his own dedicated thread. My introduction was the virtua.zip album he released under his vaporwave moniker ESPRIT 空想, which led to a really cool moment when I listened to 100% Electronica and realized that the dude was just sampling his own stuff, something that's gotta be pretty rare in this genre. Anyone else a fan???

frogbs, Tuesday, 4 September 2018 19:30 (three years ago) link

huge fan of both fenkadelic and porliament here

my dream is to never be a champion (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 19:32 (three years ago) link

I kept confusing him with Clarence Clarity for some reason.

MarkoP, Tuesday, 4 September 2018 19:33 (three years ago) link

Is he anything more than George Clinton in a Belfast accent?

Scottish Country Twerking (Tom D.), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 19:48 (three years ago) link

I'm a fan and I took the same route as you frogbs

calstars, Tuesday, 4 September 2018 20:16 (three years ago) link

I absolutely adore 'Bleed', and wish his other stuff gave me the same hit

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Friday, 7 September 2018 05:29 (three years ago) link

I really like the new album, some parts of it are so Loveless

ufo, Friday, 7 September 2018 17:07 (three years ago) link

here are two really great songs added to the Bad Dreams remaster. I get "Dance Yrself Clean" vibes from the first one. Though it's maybe a better song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OYNNilpjYs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYYFvZQFrY8

frogbs, Friday, 7 September 2018 17:49 (three years ago) link

four months pass...

man 200% Electronica is so good. maybe one of the most addictive vaporwave albums I've ever heard. this tune in particular has a real jaw dropping moment in it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-iVxBoX8Ec

frogbs, Thursday, 31 January 2019 15:12 (two years ago) link

I really enjoyed it the first time I heard it but it has paid diminishing returns for some reason. Probably listener error

calstars, Thursday, 31 January 2019 17:32 (two years ago) link

hah it was kinda like that for me, the 1st time I thought it was brilliant, then the next few times it felt a bit bland, then I shelved it for a month and when I came back it suddenly sounded amazing again

frogbs, Thursday, 31 January 2019 17:41 (two years ago) link

grew up with this dude. very cool to see him getting some attention.

dynamicinterface, Friday, 1 February 2019 01:53 (two years ago) link

seven months pass...

lmao he's collabing with the dude from 311 now

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8531401/311-nick-hexum-george-clanton-collab-two-singles

bring on the full LP this rules

frogbs, Thursday, 26 September 2019 19:59 (two years ago) link

ten months pass...

man how did i miss this news a year ago!!

horrible insomnia last night, just wrecked this morning at 5:30am killing a whole french press and then learning about this album's existence and feeling great, listening and now feeling even better

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Monday, 27 July 2020 19:18 (one year ago) link

actually this kinda sucks unfortunately

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Monday, 27 July 2020 19:36 (one year ago) link

I listened in full yesterday. His slowed down beats are really grating on me these days, even though I love a lot of the old Esprit stuff. Somehow the sound quality of the beats seems degraded in a way that I haven’t noticed in a lot of other slowed tracks by other artists. (The slide album also suffers from this...is it just me?)
I do like the Topanga state of mind track and Time of Wandering, can kind of take or leave the rest.

calstars, Monday, 27 July 2020 20:18 (one year ago) link

i loved this album, especially with the reason heat wave

nxd, Tuesday, 4 August 2020 14:00 (one year ago) link

Love what he does, can’t stomach more than two songs of his at a time. I don’t think I’d play a full album of his ever but in small doses I love it.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 09:24 (one year ago) link

grew up with this dude. very cool to see him getting some attention.

― dynamicinterface, Thursday, January 31, 2019 5:53 PM (one year ago) bookmarkflaglink

wait we let Zoomers post here?

lukas, Wednesday, 12 August 2020 04:43 (one year ago) link

huge fan of both fenkadelic and porliament here

― my dream is to never be a champion (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, September 4, 2018 2:32

irl lol

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 12 August 2020 05:04 (one year ago) link

lol was just gonna quote that again. every time I see the thread title I think of that post and giggle.

popeye's arse (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 12 August 2020 05:40 (one year ago) link

Love what he does, can’t stomach more than two songs of his at a time. I don’t think I’d play a full album of his ever but in small doses I love it.

his albums are all pretty short, in fact there are a couple which fit on one side of vinyl

frogbs, Wednesday, 12 August 2020 13:39 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

one cool thing about the vinyl is that it's meant to be played at 45 RPM but if you play it at 33 you can hear the vaporwave remix version

Somehow the sound quality of the beats seems degraded in a way that I haven’t noticed in a lot of other slowed tracks by other artists. (The slide album also suffers from this...is it just me?)

yea I can't figure out if this was intentional - sometimes it feels like his music is meant to be heard blasting out of a 24" Panasonic TV

I like the new album a lot. Doesn't feel groundbreaking or important in the way Slide did but its a fun summer disc that captures a really cool vibe...its kinda what I expect some of my old CDs to sound like when I revisit them

frogbs, Thursday, 3 September 2020 13:58 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

the nick hexum album sounds so much better now that the summer is over

calstars, Sunday, 8 November 2020 19:05 (eleven months ago) link

The album is still cheesy af but GC does a good

calstars, Sunday, 8 November 2020 19:10 (eleven months ago) link

Aghhhh

calstars, Sunday, 8 November 2020 19:12 (eleven months ago) link

'crash pad' is so fun

nxd, Monday, 9 November 2020 10:25 (eleven months ago) link

I really love "King For a Day" but the whole album is great. "Shouldn't Have Done That" maybe the best track

frogbs, Monday, 9 November 2020 14:04 (eleven months ago) link

eleven months pass...

huge fan of both fenkadelic and porliament here

― my dream is to never be a champion (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, September 4, 2018 3:32 PM bookmarkflaglink

Gardyloominati (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 23:01 (two weeks ago) link

I made a meme about this

https://i.imgur.com/Y107cLO.png

frogbs, Thursday, 14 October 2021 03:03 (one week ago) link


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