Posted October 15, 2018 by Mike Mineo in Psychedelic Folk

John Clark – “Coma”

“Coma” is an adventurous track from John Clark, touting a neo-psychedelic approach with ample tonal variety. The initial showing is barebones, with nothing more than a twangy guitar lead and ardent vocals. Percussion seeps in subtly, the melodic progression from 01:20 onward giving off some enjoyably Radiohead-esque vibes, a la “A Wolf at the Door“. The two-minute mark sees an added kick to the vocal performance alongside the entry of psych-friendly electric guitar. A Todd Rundgren-like psych playfulness is embraced in the second half, with a series of squealing and catchy synths accompanying the initial guitar twang. “Coma” is a journey of a track, and one that shows Clark’s chops as a songwriter well.

“Coma” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of October 2018’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

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