Author Topic: James Clarke  (Read 223 times)

Col Wolfe

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James Clarke
« on: August 01, 2020, 12:51:56 PM »
Very sorry to hear of the recent passing of James Clarke.

He was one of the first names I fiended for when I began this obsession with the mysterious, eclectic and surprising world of library music.
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Retronic

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Re: James Clarke
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2020, 01:05:54 PM »
I havenít heard about this.  Same here.  His KPMs were a big part of my introduction.  And his films were a treat too!  Expose, anyone?

Lord Thames

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Re: James Clarke
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2020, 10:15:34 PM »
Oh no, immensely sad news - what a nice chap he was.  A great composer and a fascinating life.

Hope you'll excuse the plug, but if there's anyone who's not heard it yet, here's the result of when my podcasting chum Eldiabolik and I went to the great house in Norfolk to chat about his music and career - still one of my favourite things I've ever done:  archive.org/download/JKCSpecial/JKC%20Special.mp3

longjohnsilver

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Re: James Clarke
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2020, 11:15:26 PM »
I would like to listen some albums of Clarke any recommendations?

Porn Library

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Re: James Clarke
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2020, 04:27:51 AM »
I didn't even hear about this. A great loss. Loved his music and his films. Hardcore (known as "Fiona" in the US) was my favorite of his films. May he rest in peace.

Col Wolfe

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Re: James Clarke
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2020, 06:03:48 PM »
I would like to listen some albums of Clarke any recommendations?

Standard have compiled a short list of lesser celebrated easier pieces.

h++p://search.standardmusiclibrary.com/#/featuredplaylist/65335cce71db8177

Admittedly, I was more into his, ahem, groovier recordings.
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Lord Thames

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Re: James Clarke
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2020, 06:42:39 PM »
The Standard playlist is lovely - his KPM material from the late 60s is in simlar vein, if you like that side of things (and I do!)

The 'Girl On The Beach' LP is absolutely gorgeous, and is also the only way to hear a number of his KPM tracks in stereo, as the tapes have long since disappeared.