Great news! Cloud Nothings have made their loudest record to date! It's also one of their fastest. The Cleveland OH band have drafted in Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Earth etc.) to help replicate their intense and powerful live sound on this thirty-minute one-sitting-listen slab of racket churn.
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The next few weeks are going to be a nightmare for my ears. You see we have lost our regular churn expert Robin and so lost about 4346778965 words per week on releases like this from Really Noisy Bands I don't understand. Cloud Nothings proudly describe this as their loudest record yes and yes it's bloody noisy. Guitars are set to 5776 and the production is made of razorblades. It's skull fracturing but also tuneful ...which is nice. Opener 'On An Edge' certainly blew away any cobwebs I had this morning. The fact that at 3.15 it goes on about 2 minutes too long says more about it's racket than the general level of enjoyment it provides.
But on 'Leave Him Now' Cloud Nothings prove that they really are something like 2018's answer to the Grant Hart side of Husker Du. It's fast, catchy and has a nice little chorus. Frontman Dylan Baldi has a strangely strangulated voice here as if he's got something caught in his throat. Perhaps because, unlike 85% of the rest of the album he's not screaming is having a strange affect on his voice. The band mix standard post hardcore rackets like 'In A Shame' with more subtle efforts like 'Offer An End' where the calmness and melodiousness works in their favour. Remember, the Lemonheads were once a hardcore band and Cloud Nothings show that they, too might be content to just write songs for people to enjoy.
But for the moment they are making as much noise as possible and, yes, it's generally pretty enjoyable. Everything is short sharp shock except for 'Dissolution' which goes on for an unprecedented ten minutes but generally they marry their noise with a plaintive tunefulness nicely.
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