I don’t often review music created by Dave Clarke simply for no other reason than it doesn’t fall into the genre’s I write about. Times change however as the suitably spikey attitude of his new albums title spells out something not to miss out on. In fact, The Desecration of Desire is a stunningly, brilliant piece of work not least all as connects me with my past care of the excellent version of Department S – Is Vic There? (feat. Louisahhh). The magic element of this album is I guess that there is no single defining element to it. Apart from say, Plasmatic the words pounding techno don’t make their presence felt much at all. Which for people like me means even the Jazzy, sound-tracking temptation of Dot Forty One feels sublimely tempting. The first rate and current single, I’m Not Afraid is included as are various guest appearances which I will leave you the anticipation of discovering for yourself. But back to the beginning and the opening, Exquisite which thankfully throws the rule book abruptly out of the window, as does the majority of the album, leaving a wealth of influences that come together in an explosion of the weird, wired and wonderful.
Release: October 27