Cloud — Live at Kulak's Woodshed
(Bandcamp Audio Antihero no#, 2019, DL)
by Henry Schneider, Published 2019-11-05
Kulak's Woodshed is a live recording studio / venue in North Hollywood, CA. Live at Kulak’s Woodshed is brief but breathless audio and video recording from Cloud (Tyler Taormina, David Yorr, and Jonathan Davies). Recorded on April 27, 2018 during the Plays with Fire period, this three piece recording sees Taormina perform “Happer’s Laugh” and “Comet Happer” alongside powerful stripped down renditions of tracks from Comfort Songs: “Authorless Novel” and “Mother Sea.” The whole set lasts 28 minutes with one song seamlessly segueing into the next. Unlike Plays with Fire with its discrete songs, Live at Kulak’s Woodshed feels like one long melancholic wall of feedback, melodic reverbed guitars, and vocals that at times resembles Godspeed You! Black Emperor. There are moments of inspiration as the band explores improvisational jams. This performance was in front of a small intimate group who really enjoyed the show. The high point is “Comet Happer” with its moody Pink Floyd atmosphere. Overall, quite a tasteful psych / singer-songwriter live recording.
Related artist(s): Cloud (Tyler Taormina)
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