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All Music Guide - Fred Thomas
Minnesota-based indie large ensemble Cloud Cult deals in huge, sweeping gestures and epic productions. Love is their ninth album, a glossy and ornamented affair following eight other albums that are, for the most part, equally over-the-top expressions of extreme emotions. The band has moved from its Beck-ish beginnings into the ever-climaxing kind of life-affirming, celebratory, indie rock made popular by the Arcade Fire, Polyphonic Spree, or Danielson. Singer/principle songwriter Craig Minowa guides his large group arrangements through both sparkling, spare, strings-heavy ballads like "You're the Only Thing in Your Way," and yelpy singalong rockers like "Complicated ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Fred Thomas
Minnesota-based indie large ensemble Cloud Cult deals in huge, sweeping gestures and epic productions. Love is their ninth album, a glossy and ornamented affair following eight other albums that are, for the most part, equally over-the-top expressions of extreme emotions. The band has moved from its Beck-ish beginnings into the ever-climaxing kind of life-affirming, celebratory, indie rock made popular by the Arcade Fire, Polyphonic Spree, or Danielson. Singer/principle songwriter Craig Minowa guides his large group arrangements through both sparkling, spare, strings-heavy ballads like "You're the Only Thing in Your Way," and yelpy singalong rockers like "Complicated Creation." The production is crisp and booming, stuffing dozens of instruments and counter melodies into concise, crystal-clear end products. Whether it's the sound of a room full of people shouting over Neutral Milk Hotel-style marching drum, or the glistening Belle & Sebastian-esque trumpet moments of "Good Friend," everything is in perfect focus, broadcasting Minowa's searching compositions in the most luminescent way possible. The majority of the songs deal with general life affirmation and an optimistic looks at life's cycles of joy and pain.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/5/2013
  • Label: Rebel Group
  • UPC: 615493050120
  • Catalog Number: 501
  • Sales rank: 57,871

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cloud Cult Primary Artist
Craig Minowa Bass, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Digital Drums
Sarah Elhardt Trumpet, Accordion, French Horn, Background Vocals
Shawn Neary Banjo, Trombone, Glockenspiel, Background Vocals
Shannon Frid Violin, Background Vocals
Arlen Peiffer Drums, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Greg Calbi Mastering
Cloud Cult Composer, Producer
Craig Minowa Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, Orchestration, Percussion Arrangement
Sarah Elhardt Arranger
Shawn Neary Arranger
Jeff D. Johnson Engineer
Scott West Artwork
Shannon Frid Arranger
Cody York Band Photo
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2013

    Simply brilliant. From the construction of the melodies, to the

    Simply brilliant. From the construction of the melodies, to the instrumentation, to the lyrics, this album is a work of art that truly touches the heart - time and time again. My applause to Craig Minowa and all the members of the band for such an outstanding musical collaboration. There are layers of sounds, beautiful transitions from whispers to roars, and words that include all of life. Like poets and artists from all ages, the band found a way to embrace the more of life in amazing ways. I've never purchased a indie band CD - never thought I would. I'm so glad I did. Thank you for the insight - the words - the music.

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