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Chemical Clock: Bad Habitat

Read "Bad Habitat" reviewed by Dave Wayne


Here's another example of music that's devilishly complex, a bit bizarre and full of diverse influences (avant-classical, IDM / electronica, jazz-rock, video game music, and disco-funk, just for starters) which manages to come across as a really warm, human, celebratory listening experience. It's been a couple of years since Chemical Clock issued their eponymous debut album, and though these guys are among Seattle's busiest young musicians, Bad Habitat's monumental heaviness shows that they haven't glossed over or sacrificed any aspect ...

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Chemical Clock: Chemical Clock

Read "Chemical Clock" reviewed by Dave Wayne


Yet another band arising from Seattle's embarrassment of avant-jazz riches, Chemical Clock is an aggressive and determined young band with a lot of good ideas and more than enough chops to pull them off. Led by keyboardist and composer Cameron Sharif, the quartet's self-titled debut CD EP is a brief and refreshing blast of post- everything avant fusion. Keep in mind that the word “fusion" is a bit loaded. Fusion, to Sharif and his colleagues, means something very different than ...


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