Following on from his 2020 release, ‘I Used To Be Sad And Then I Forgot’, Mr. Alec Bowman_Clarke returns with a new E.P. entitled 'A Place Like Home'. It's an appropriate title for a collection of songs that were largely written and recorded during 2020 when the artist, like the rest of us spent a long time in Lockdown.
As you would expect from his work, the music is a sonic treat. Eccentric, low-fi intriguing arrangements, underpin his dead-pan vocal delivery. Worthy of note on this occasion is the larger part that Josienne Clarke’s vocals and wind instruments play in the recording process.
The introspective and reflective nature of ‘A Red Light In A Darkroom’ and ‘The Ghost Of Mistakes’ speak to the many who found themselves with free time in 2020 to re-evaluate their lives. As with previous releases, Bowman_Clarke’s songwriting can be both ironic and witty, as perfectly demonstrated on ‘Speaking of Guns’.
Much like ‘I Used To Be Sad And Then I Forgot’, ‘A Place Like Home’ further enhances Bowman_Clarke’s reputation as a songwriter of note whose company is worth spending time in.