About Todd Clouser

A young, genre-defying guitarist, composer, and writer, Todd Clouser is an accomplished musician across the creative music spectrum, leading a unique path to recognition as an act to watch, finding his own voice performing with musicians from Keb Mo to "downtown" NYC jazz legend Steven Bernstein. Clouser's impassioned performances run from piano balladry to dense jazz and groove, exciting audiences with an approach meant to bend the rules of artistic labeling. "A Love Electric" documents Todd's most aggressive ensemble yet, an energetic group based in the stylings of 70's era electric musics. The February 2013 release of The Naked Beat, Clouser's third album of the year, marks the first record to feature his wildly engaging vocals. Think Zappa meets Burroughs with the songwriting sensibilities of Beck and Hendrixian guitar heroics. Clouser is an original, always evolving, and always honest to the spirit of the imagination. In addition to Todd's website, you can find him on Twitter and YouTube.

Jazz and the Money Jungle


The same thing happens everywhere
Money Jungle is perfect, of the skin, maybe the pulse
On the night no one talks about
A day before New Years, in Panama City

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Music and Sleep

photo copyright http://www.sxc.hu/profile/dlritter

Shot in the eye
Pistol dust
This is our city
Victor says hello
In an undressed Mexican accent
As I pass with my guitar
All the cement
Underneath us
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The Naked Beat

The Love Electric

The Love Electric’s new video was filmed in New York City, Lisbon, Berlin, and Woodstock.

You can get “The Naked Beat” here.

About A Love Electric

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Observations on the Cynic

image via sxc.hu

Cut up by it, imagination
Strangled by stripes of shame
Painted poorly but purposefully by the kind of artist
whose arrows are shot before they are aimed
It burnt the …{read more}

The Art of the Statement – Be the Mule

Graham Lambkin / 1999 Mules / 50watts.com

I found humanity through music. I lose focus and grow cynical at times, but if I am honest as a listener, and remain receptive, the chance of transcending my emotional …{read more}

The Time that John Lurie Called Me

The Time John Lurie Called Me by Todd Clouser / photo credit: Stephen Keates http://www.sxc.hu/profile/Indie9999

My artistic, maybe even my personal, aesthetic had me identifying with the music of John Lurie the first time I heard his compositions on record. Close to a bunch of …{read more}

Remember When You Have A Son

photo credit: http://www.sxc.hu/profile/uttecht

remember when you have a son nothing is erased
words get stamped upon the letters that will fall from his full grown mouth
that the window he sits before is …{read more}

Todd Clouser’s A Love Electric “Wake and Shake Your Heart” Video Premiere

News is good, and it is you we owe. Relix Magazine decided to take on our humble handheld operation and premiere our new video to the world.

The world premiere …{read more}

An Essay on the Arcana Series

arcana - john zorn

I sat down to write this as a commentary on the series of books edited by John Zorn, all of which are entitled Arcana. The series comes in six …{read more}