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CLOUDS

NoSound

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.93 | 10 ratings

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UMUR
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4 stars "Clouds" is an EP release by Italian progressive rock act Nosound. Clouds was released though Burning Shed in 2007 between the release of Nosoundīs debut full-length studio album "Sol29 (2005)" and their second full-length studio album "Lightdark (2008)".

There are three tracks on the EP which features a total playing time of 22:32 minutes. All tracks are exclusive to this release. The EP opens with "Cold Afterall" which is a great atmospheric and melancholic track with vocals. Itīs the only track on the EP with vocals. "Cold Afterall" is in the trademark Nosound style somewhere between the spacy atmospheric rock of Pink Floyd and the melancholic and ambient pop/rock of Porcupine Tree (their most laid back and psychadelic tracks). The next track "Like the Elephant?" is a bit of an anomaly in Nosoundīs discography as it features quite a heavy riff and some toying with dissonances in the guitar solo. Nosound are usually very streamlined, melodic, and atmospheric. I enjoy the difference in sound on this track which shows that there might be a little more to Nosound than what you might think if youīre familiar with their regular sound. The last track is the 10:34 minute long "Clouds". Itīs an ambient track with only floating sounds made by synth. Itīs a very atmospheric track and while I probably wouldnīt enjoy a full album that sounded like this thereīs something special about the way Nosound create their most ambient tracks that make them enjoyable even to someone like me who usually donīt have patience for anything this ambient.

The sound production is majestic as weīre used to on Nosound releases. I greatly enjoy their clean sound which sounds like itīs recorded on top of a mountain or something like that. Just grand. "Clouds" is all in all another excellent release by Nosound. Fans of melancholic and atmospheric pop/rock with a grand sound are adviced to check this out. "Clouds" is as good an introduction to Nosound as their first two full-length albums are (even though itīs slightly more experimental). A deserved 4 star (80%) rating.

UMUR | 4/5 |

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