RIYL: Rufus Wainwright, Nick Cave, Jobriath
Label: Behind / Universal
For a lot of¬†folks in the states last year, Benjamin Clementine’s experimental baroque pop slid into their consciousness after his collaboration with Gorillaz on Hallelujah Money.¬† A Mercury Prize winner in 2015 for his debut album At Least For Now, nothing out there in our modern musical landscape sounded quite like him.¬† His background is also quite harrowing, living homeless for years on end, busking in London and France and writing music¬†all along the way.¬† Clementine’s alien operatic vocal style marries perfectly to¬†the vaudevillian symphonies that back him, a formula both¬†singular and timeless.
Clementine’s sophomore release¬†I Tell A Fly was one of my favorite albums of 2017 and, for many months, I couldn’t track down the mysterious limited clear vinyl variant.¬† Finally, I found a link to the sole French distro FNAC that carries the edition.¬† You’ll need to use Google Translate to get through the prompts and Paypal doesn’t seem to work well for this particular international order, but my debit card worked.¬† It’s pretty damn pricey after shipping pushing $50 total, but I think it’ll be worth every penny.¬† Check out the entire album below on Spotify and watch some of the album’s¬† music videos.
Clear vinyl edition.
2017 Behind, under exclusive license to barclay, a division of Universal Music France - LC00126 - Made in the U.E 578 012-2
Comes with Back to Black coupon for free mp3 download.
"Fnac exclusivit√© √Čdition sp√©ciale"
Listen on Spotify
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive