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CLEVIS was founded in 2005 by bassist Ken Moore and drummer John Enke who had been in various other bands before working together. In 2006 they relocated from Baltimore, Maryland to Los Angeles and began establishing themselves. CLEVIS's debut EP "Subliminal" was released in November, 2006 on As Is Records. Strictly a bass/drums duo, Moore and Enke have no qualms about doing a purely rhythm-based rock music. "CLEVIS is a band stripped of all filigree. It is an orchestra without winds or strings, a jazz band minus a brass section and a rock group sans the singer. At the core of every musical group is the rhythm section".

"Subliminal" is a raw but clean recording of melodic grooves, math aspirations and Prog rock-funk flavors, and was one of the most unadorned instrumental offerings of 2006 with popping numbers like 'Obliverate', the catchy swings of 'Bird on the Brim' and jazz of 'Crocodilian'.

Straight-forward and infectious, CLEVIS are rhythm and nothing else, relaxing the harsh arithmetic of bands like ORTHRELM into more listenable and inviting tones.

- progismylife (Ben)

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With a warm, groove-based style, CLEVIS is helping to define the contemporary sounds of rhythm rock with less tech and more soul.

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Review by progismylife

— First review of this album —
4 stars This is a new band that came to the music scene not too long ago. The idea of a duo is a very interesting idea, even more so since it is bass and drums only. This idea appeals to me not only as a bassist but as music listener. The former is obvious because I am a bassist and there is very superb bass playing on this album. The latter is not so obvious because I could not think of a way to make the whole band just the rhythm section. But in these 14 short minutes I learned that this is possible. Clevis does a very good job of keeping a balance of rhythm and melody. This EP contains 14 minutes of crazy rock music that is less groove orientated but heads in a math-rock direction. To me this is much like Hella but a bassist instead of a guitarist (though in the last song you could have fooled me).I would recommend this album to almost anyone. 4/5 stars.
Thanks to Atavachron for the artist addition.

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