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Cloud Becomes Your Hand: Rocks Or Cakes (Northern Spy)

Drawing on personnel from the Downtown NY scene, both improv and rock, including CACAW, Sunshine Soldier, and VaVatican, Cloud Becomes Your Hand plays exuberant and complex music that focuses as much on instrumental as vocal music while surprising and delighting.

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UPC: 081159198978

Label: Northern Spy
Catalog ID: NC-SD 051
Squidco Product Code: 18597

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded in 2012 and 2013 at Roulette, Secret Squirrel, and at home by Stephe in Brooklyn, NY.


Stephe Cooper-guitar, voice, synths

Hunter Jack-violin

Weston Minissali-synthesizer

Sam Sowyrda-Malletkat, mallet percussion

Booker Stardrum-drums, percussion

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Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"The spirit of discovery has made heroes of mountain climbers and deep sea divers. We rally around it with undaunted belief that one day aliens will be our best friends, if we can just push deep enough into space. Cloud Becomes Your Hand reminds us that this magic of new worlds isn't just on the edges of civilization; it is all around us. Like a children's show on PBS, depicting urban life with a frenetic jazz of togetherness and purpose, theirs is the sound of exploring your own city. It is the sound of meeting all the surprising people around you. Surrealism, Dada, psychedelia; these are just fancy words to describe the simple thing this group has done. They've collected a bunch of exciting sounds and tied them together with the exclamation, "We're all here, living these wild lives with each other!" It is a sentiment explaining the joy and wonder in a child's eyes. A sentiment Cloud Becomes Your Hand reminds us is for everyone, forever."-Northern Spy

Alslo available on vinyl LP.

Artist Biographies

Track Listing:

1. Felt Beetle 3:26

2. Sand of Sea 3:59

3. Theme from Baby Age 4:06

4. Rat Jumps 3:06

5. Waste Park 3:54

6. Bees Going Postal 3:57

7. Bay Shamps 6:14

8. Glimpse of Hot Glove 2:30

9. Nuclei Spinoffs 2:17

10. Peanuts In A Celluloid Bag 1:35

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Rock and Related
Improvised Rock
Improvised Music
NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv
Song Based Music
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New in Rock Forms

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