Cloud Becomes Your Hand: Rest in Fleas (Northen Spy, 2016)

May 10, 2016 at 9:03 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Cloud Becomes Your Hand: Rest in Fleas

Cloud Becomes Your Hand: Rest in Fleas

Second proper album from a Brooklyn indie-prog band who have played here in Ann Arbor at Far House. Quite fun and creative. Kind of cartoony melodies sometimes, but it doesn’t seem jokey or novelty-like. It also doesn’t seem overly cutesy or “quirky” or “whimsical”, but it’s still lighthearted and playful and serious-but-not. Violins, colorful percussion, woodwinds, synths, new wave, RIO, etc. “Bridge of Ignorance Returns” is kind of a screwy Krautrock song. “Aye Aye” has a hint of country-ish slide guitar. “Other Suns” is a short moody instrumental, and is one of the album’s only calm moments. “Garden of the Ape” is kind of a demented fractured surf-ish song. The whole album is pretty short, about 30 minutes, but it packs a weird, squishy punch.

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