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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

I kept confusing him with Clarence Clarity for some reason.

MarkoP, Tuesday, 4 September 2018 19:33 (one year ago) link

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

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

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

calstars, Tuesday, 4 September 2018 20:16 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

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

ufo, Friday, 7 September 2018 17:07 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

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

dynamicinterface, Friday, 1 February 2019 01:53 (one year 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 (ten months 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 week ago) link

actually this kinda sucks unfortunately

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

i loved this album, especially with the reason heat wave

nxd, Tuesday, 4 August 2020 14:00 (five days 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 (four days ago) link


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