"Their second album, conceived by the band in France and Brighton and produced with former Cocteau Twin, Simon Raymonde. Singer Jason Pegg's incisive songs explore subjects rarely visited articulately in pop since peak-period Smiths -- madness, death, loss, self-loathing and self-healing among them. The outlook may occasionally be overcast but it's offset bby the tremendous therapeutic clout of gorgeous melody and forensically observed lyrics. Clearlake also boast an expanding palette of raw and evocative sonics: guitars that describe small orchestras of feedback, woozily-arranged strings, chiming antique pianos and rich, layered vocal harmonies all recorded with a garagey bravado."
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