By Ben Spier
January 26, 2007 at 05:00 AM EST
Jason Evans

Visitations

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Behind these Liverpudlians’ surgical masks lurks a knack for scalpel-honed rock that rises to near-hypnotic beauty in such masterworks as 2002’s Walking With Thee. On Visitations, Clinic’s fourth album, the quartet’s blend of minimalism and experimentation explodes into full-bore punk jams like ”Tusk.” By contrast, on ”Children of Kellogg,” Ade Blackburn’s nasal rasp bubbles under calliope and keyboard flourishes to craft a neo-psychedelic folk reverie. With its lushly forbidding soundscapes and enigmatic lyricism, Visitations bears repeated journeys. A

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