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4th World Magazine III - Neoplatonic Aquatic Symposiums

4th World Magazine III - Neoplatonic Aquatic Symposiums

by Tom Ojendyk

Spencer Clark is an experimental musician who first came onto the scene in the early 2000s as part of the fine noise band The Skaters, and has been a prolific solo artist over the years, recording under such guises as Monopoly Child Star Searchers, Typhonian Highlife, Vodka Soap, and several others. His latest release as 4th World Magazine is an ambitious double album of expansive ambient and trippy electronics, which also comes with a 12-page magazine. Both relate to “a juxtaposition between the growth of ancient and modern Neoplatonism and the enlightenment of Holographic Theory.” While that subject or theme might seem academic, the music isn’t dry, and feels warm and blissed out. Perhaps the 4th World project name pays homage to Jon Hassell’s great works, and there are some similarities in the sounds, but everything is filtered through Clark’s unique and modern vision creating an engrossing and rewarding release.

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