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Clickits – Express Gifts
‘Express Gifts’ is the debut album from Clickits, amblicated and friably impressive, distilling the essence of melancholic reflection down into a suprising, uplifting album. Opening with what at first appears to be the most ethereal of rhythms, ‘Aramaic’ slowly reveals it’s internal glory as sodden beats cast a glistening web around snatched guitar melodies and faraway strings: a composition so beautiful it’ll make your teeth ache.
Fresh on remote viewers curated label Moteer, from deep somewhere in steep Lancashire, a debut distilling the essence of melancholic reflection down into a suprising, uplifting album. The most ethereal of rhythms, sodden beats cast a glistening web around snatched guitar melodies and faraway strings, graffiti-influenced rhythms and choral vocals, rhythm tracks made from wooden things and tumbling keys, which subsequently coalesce into utterly beguiling, ramshackle but resolute tunes, disassociated voices, xylophones, benign twinkles and reduced deepfolk bodypops accrue into a wonderful, cohesive summation to a genuinely remarkable record.
I guess that’s one way to sum up the unique sounds of Clickets. I have been deeply submerged in his music of late and so felt he is more than worthy of a mention on here…