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CLOUD CONTROL

“Zone”

(Album Review) – 01/09/17

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It took them three years to make but, boy, it was worth the wait!

Cloud Control have released their first self-produced album Zone on Friday, 1st of September. Following on Dream Cave in 2013, the band took the time in between to reinvent and craft a unique sound which from just by listening to their new album, they’ve totally flourished in it.

The album begins with a cloudy storm blasted into the stereos, as Zone comes on. With its eclectic mix of different sounds woven into the one song, it draws your attention and gets you into the zone.

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“All this atmospheric pressure, holding us together.” 

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Although the album had a mellow start the next few songs begin to pick up the pace as tracks such as Treetops and Panopticon put you in a groove.

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“I’ve got enough things to run from and to run to.”

Rainbow City reminded me of a jungle-My Morning Jacket track, with the use of natural and artificial creates this juxtaposition and yet an enticing combination of sounds all in harmony together. This is where you can really hear the psychedelic rock and soft electronic style they were trying to capture.

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“How would I know she’s gone? How would I carry on?”  

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Throughout this whole album, I really enjoyed all the bass lines that carried through track by track. Within every pulse, the bass thumped, giving the songs vibrant rhythms despite the mellow vibe that the album was portraying.

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“Don’t you wait for a man like you wait for a bus.”

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Goldfish was personally my favourite track. Sometimes when you listen to music, you want to be consoled and feel a connection to what you’re listening to. It totally sounded like the soundtrack to my love life. It was a nice crooner to get into and when the solo kicked it felt transformative as it went from a rock instrumental to a harmonica sound that experimentally sounded well put together.

Mum’s Spaghetti is an iconic song and not just because of its illustrious title. The song is funny and keeps you invested from the moment it echoes an interestingly sounded vibrato.

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“Maybe we should get a dog, I don’t wanna get a job.”

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The last few tracks in the album kept the mellow vibe which is necessary for moments when you need some deep contemplation. I really enjoyed the entire album. I admire how innovative and experimental the band went to produce the sounds on this record.

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Kudos Cloud Control, you got me.

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 “Find me in the water, the feeling of down, we can work this out.”

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Reviewer Details

My nickname is “The Amnplifier”. Why? Because around here my focus is on being a conduit for providing greater outcomes that people come here for. My day to day “work” is living in the moment, and I love helping others concentrate on finding their connection to themselves through their experiences.

Why start a music environment? The truth is I love music, I love writing, and I love life. I work with musicians every day, and I feel certain that I will be until they put me in the ground. I have been managing people in businesses of some sort for over thirty five years so along the way I have developed some “wisdom” from my regular and constant “observations”.

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