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REVIEW: Cloud Nothings – Here And Nowhere Else

REVIEW: Cloud Nothings – Here And Nowhere Else


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A review of the Cloud Nothings album Here And Nowhere Else.


Cloud Nothings is the project behind singer and song-writer Dylan Baldi. He started making records out of this bedroom, taking the indie music scene by storm with his collections of lo-fi indie pop gems. Eventually, the indie pop sound left a little bit of the “pop” behind and turned into a tougher, more dynamic and angst-ridden blend of music. Their 2012 “album Attack On Memory was a new chapter for the project, now turned into a solid band with a vision.

The album, produced by Steve Albini, strikes for a collection of uncompromising and direct tracks. The band sports the instinctiveness of punk and the fondness for dissonance of bands like Sonic Youth.

The much-anticipated follow up,Here And Nowhere Else follows along the same lines: raw, unpolished recordings, relatively straight-forward songs that showcase a lot of personality; if not for innovative properties, definitely for the passion and honesty that drives each performance.

Although I feel the album lacks a bit of the spark that turned Attack On Memory into pure dynamite, this is still a great record with some songs to remember: “Psychic Trauma” is just so spot on with the sudden tempo changes, while, “I Am Not Part Of Me” makes me feel like I was 16 again, in the best possible way.


Cloud Nothings - “Psychic Trauma”


Cloud Nothings - “I'm Not Part Of Me”

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