released March 20, 2017
Stockholm over 2012
Photograph 2002: LB
Layout & Design: Leo Romanick
All sounds by cloudsound using:
guitar & pedal / rack effects to tape 4 track recording
PSI LAB review:
"i consider "INDIGO APPALACHIA" to be a reinterpretation of "rural psychedelia" as manifested by FLYING SAUCER ATTACK and lofted in spirit by WINDY & CARL to a shimmering ENO-inspired realm -- welcome to CLOUDSOUND -- time seems to stand still, at times sounding like STARS OF THE LID stretched out like taffy then sprinkled with lush frippertronics guitar moves, other times like FSA's early innocent interludes as revitalized by INSTRUMENTALS 2015 with flashes of american primitive esque guitar recalling ROBIN ALLENDER or MARISA ANDERSON, finding CLOUDSOUND's sound further honed and matured while striking that superb balance of loosely preconceived motifs and textures as he embellishes these warm water ambient frameworks with elegant reverb drenched guitar improvisation and some endearing analog trickery that makes me think of APOLLO and EVENING STAR with touches of early amorphous BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW atmospherics deserving of placement alongside the best and brightest that SEAN MCCANN's RECITAL PROGRAM has to offer."
Microphones In The Trees review:
Less is more! I always admired the ability to create pleasant atmosphere with seemingly minimalist and truly lo-fi sound. What Fluere Tapes boss Lee Boyd did on this tape easily falls into category of lo-fi drone, but the less you care about labeling, the more you receive in impression value. Actually, this tape can be a marvelous post-rock or shoegaze epic, simply recorded hundred of times from one old dusty tape to another. Yet, it has this unexplainable charm that wraps you like a cozy blanket, carrying away as a good old magic flying carpet. Massive layers of sound are hidden behind the surface of pleasant sound - same as the incredible amount of water looks like beautiful cloud from the surface. As the the artwork itself, this music is fused by light, an enormous cosmic nebula sending its glorious radiance light years away... Also I must admit that this particular album brought a lot of nostalgic moments for me, remembering those early psych/drone tapes by Deep Magic or Sundrips, feeling the awe in presence of those energies, such pure and sincere, like they are directly radiating from the artist's heart. Maybe I'm just too sentimental, but there is nothing in this world like Cloudsound. Absolute bliss.