The Clientele recorded their new album Strange Geometry with producer Brian O’Shaughnessy at Bark Studios, Walthamstow (UK). It features 12 new tracks of dreamy folk-pop, shimmering psych guitars and string arrangements by Louis Philippe. It is their third album to date following Violet Hour (2003) and their debut singles compilation Suburban Light (2001).
Strange Geometry is the first Clientele album to be recorded in a fully equipped, professional studio with an established engineer/producer. The results are stunning. Strange Geometry is a robust yet subtle recording. Songs are allowed room to breathe, yet never stray into indulgence. When not concerned with the chore of production - the twisting of knobs and the repair of faulty equipment - the band was free to focus completely on the music, achieving and expanding upon the sonic blueprint they had envisioned from the start. Mr. O’Shaughnessy’s experience and expertise helped the band deliver their most accomplished record to date, full of rich textures and enchanting melodies. As well, the contributions of the enigmatic and incredibly talented Mr. Philippe cannot be understated. His string arrangements are delicate but nonetheless powerful additions to The Clientele’s strongest collection of songs. Strange Geometry is the crowning achievement thus far of an already impressive career.
Originally from Hampshire and now based in London, the trio have fast developed a rabid fan base in the U.S. Signed to Merge Records just as the old century turned to the new, with each new release the band has enjoyed an intensifying groundswell of support from fans across the country. Sold out tours and rave reviews in the press have raised the band’s profile both here and in their native UK. Earlier this summer the band toured across the U.S. with Merge label mates Spoon, playing to the largest crowds of their careers. The stage is set. The foundation has been laid. Check out Strange Geometry today. You wouldn’t want to miss the show.