The Cloud

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Awake by The Cloud

Mike Mineo

The Cloud's "Awake" is a striking track that touts a futuristic feel projected by bustling cinematic percussion, melodic backing vocals (+ and a theremin-like reflection), and a slightly ominous grand piano backing. The track's use of percussion reminds me fondly of Jonny Greenwood's film scoring work, particularly how he utilizes percussion as a breathing structural force. The woodwind-like instrument that appears around the two-minute mark, and is quickly accompanied by an electric lead of sorts, injects an absolutely gorgeous Asian feel into the track that serves as my favorite moment. Excellent track. I have no criticisms at all, except I wish it was longer! Look out for a post on Obscure Sound in the near future. Also reach out to me at if interested in details (rates/success stories) regarding my PR servicing. -Mike

Max Schneider

I think this is a really cool song. I'll be honest, it took me a couple plays to get into it, but it has been steadily growing on me ever since. 
The drum beat which begins the song immediately grabbed me. It's different, but in the best kind of way. To be completely honest I am not a huge fan of electronic music in general, one of the main reasons being that so much of it, especially electronic drum tracks, sound the same. 
After this my criticism are very closely intertwined... I'll try and articulate it without being confusing.
This track definitely has an atmospheric sound to it with layers and textures comprising the sound as opposed to distinctly melodic parts. Yes, melodic lines are added as the song progresses, but as a listener I wouldn't seek this out for those elements. This atmospheric, textured sound is one which, although I am not a huge fan of this genre as a whole, I can appreciate and do actually listen to from time to time. 
This song does a good job in building these sonic landscapes, but I feel as though there could be more. I feel like the song is restrained if that makes sense. It's rare that I review someones music and advise them to lengthen their songs. In fact, usually it's the opposite. However, I would like to hear this song extended (and not just because I make more money listening to it :) ) and given room to breathe and build upon itself without being rushed. Whether or not that necessarily means getting louder or more intense is up to you as the artist, but I would certainly set the time aside to listen to an extended version of this song

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