Cloud Repair // ‘Phantom’, 2020 (EP)
Phantom is the second release by Cloud Repair. Clocking in at just under 20 minutes, this is like a short story or short film—-something that can be done in one sitting like having a cup of coffee and a cigarette. With Phantom, I tried to prioritize sound building equally with story telling. I think the album really benefitted from this added focus on narrative. I wanted more drama! I tried to imagine I was writing a movie script or play—-something with a visual element. I remember when I first wrote the beginning of ‘Fantasy’…. right when I came up with that baseline, I just listened to it over and over again feeling like I had struck gold. When coming up with riffs and rhythms for this album, I made “dancing” a sort of litmus test; if I couldn’t dance to the groove then it didn’t make the cut. I tried to make the songs alive, so I felt like they had to be able to make me move.
Released March 13, 2020
(hopefully one day, I will be able to do a larger scale printing of the vinyl version to share with you!)