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Minnesota-based indie large ensemble Cloud Cult deals in huge, sweeping gestures and epic productions. Love is their ninth album, a glossy and ornamented affair following eight other albums that are, for the most part, equally over-the-top expressions of extreme emotions. The band has moved from its Beck-ish beginnings into the ever-climaxing kind of life-affirming, celebratory, indie rock made popular by the Arcade Fire, Polyphonic Spree, or Danielson. Singer/principle songwriter Craig Minowa guides his large group arrangements through both sparkling, spare, strings-heavy ballads like "You're the Only Thing in Your Way," and yelpy singalong rockers like "Complicated Creation." The production is crisp and booming, stuffing dozens of instruments and counter melodies into concise, crystal-clear end products. Whether it's the sound of a room full of people shouting over Neutral Milk Hotel-style marching drum, or the glistening Belle & Sebastian-esque trumpet moments of "Good Friend," everything is in perfect focus, broadcasting Minowa's searching compositions in the most luminescent way possible. The majority of the songs deal with general life affirmation and an optimistic looks at life's cycles of joy and pain.

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Product Details

Release Date: 03/05/2013
Label: Rebel Group
UPC: 0615493050120
catalogNumber: 501
Rank: 165038


  1. You're the Only Thing In Your Way
  2. It's Your Decision
  3. Complicated Creation
  4. 1x1x1
  5. All the Things We Couldn't See
  6. The Calling
  7. Love and the First Law of Thermodynamics
  8. Good Friend
  9. Meet Me Where You're Going
  10. Sleepwalker
  11. It Takes A Lot
  12. Catharsis
  13. The Show Starts Now

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cloud Cult   Primary Artist
Craig Minowa   Bass,Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Digital Drums
Sarah Elhardt   Trumpet,Accordion,French Horn,Background Vocals
Shawn Neary   Banjo,Trombone,Glockenspiel,Background Vocals
Shannon Frid   Violin,Background Vocals
Arlen Peiffer   Drums,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Cloud Cult   Composer,Producer
Craig Minowa   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,Orchestration,Percussion Arrangement
Sarah Elhardt   Arranger
Shawn Neary   Arranger
Jeff D. Johnson   Engineer
Scott West   Artwork
Shannon Frid   Arranger
Cody York   Band Photo

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