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Today on Ecléctico you're listening to the Tara Clerkin Trio, a group with an eclectic sound that draws from jazz, classical, trip hop, pop, and indie rock. It's charming, mellow, and intriguing music.
You'll go deeper with an excerpt from and a link to an article by Dominic Haley on Loud and Quiet.
"Hellenica" by Tara Clerkin Trio
2020 | Jazz-influenced chamber pop from England
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“You could say the Tara Clerkin Trio started mainly because everyone else un-joined the Tara Clerkin Band,” shrugs Clerkin while piecing together the transition from the big group to the small one. “A lot of the other members went travelling or had babies, so we’re basically the leftovers.”
For a lot of acts, a reduction in band members usually leads to a stripping down in sound, but in the case of the Tara Clerkin Trio, this new project has allowed the group to go exploring with a whole new territory of soundscapes and influences. Their debut seven-track LP, recently released on Laura Lies In, finds naturalistic psych-rock replaced with coolly executed electronics and evocative soundscapes. This new direction could loosely be defined as jazz, but it actually manages to cover a wide range of sonic touchpoints; from soulful acid jazz and blissful pop. That’s without mentioning the more avant-garde explorations, recalling the classic works of Steve Reich and Arthur Russell.