Fresh from starting his own label Insult To Injury, Timothy Clerkin returns to Ransom Note Records later this month with the Knife Edge Heart EP! Three tracks of stirring techno for dark basements and warm hearts.
After cutting his teeth as one half of Eskimo Twins, Timothy launched his solo career in 2014 under the now-retired Heretic moniker. He’s since released on labels including Throne of Blood, Hard Fist and Days of Being Wild. Timothy’s last release on R$N was the Serenade EP, which brought us plenty of special moments last year - most memorably Andrew Weatherall closing out his Houghton quarry set with ‘Execute’.
The MVP here is the title track, an unabashed pop song whose shimmering exterior is cut through with flashes of steely darkness. Frequent collaborator Natalie Reiss’ glacial voice is held at the perfect level of remove, while Timothy allows his love of shoegaze to blossom with a guitar line that seems to extend like a ladder to the stars. With his debut solo album out soon on Phantasy, Gabe Gurnsey of Factory Floor stops by for a lurching, seasick remix that sounds like the onset of the robot apocalypse we’ve all been promised for so long. Listen below:
Knife Edge Heart tracklist:
A1 Knife Edge Heart (feat. Natalie Reiss)
A2 With You
B2 Knife Edge Heart (Gabe Gurnsey Remix)
Knife Edge Heart is out 27th July and you can pre-order it here. Vinyl to follow, more details soon.
The launch party takes place 2nd August at The Waiting Room in Stoke Newington, featuring live sets from Timothy Clerkin and Kalli Ma, and DJ sets from C.A.R. and a super secret special guest... Tickets available here.