Majical Cloudz
Are You Alone?

AC116 | Friday October 16th, 2015
DD | CD | LP

Building off the solidly-laid visual and sonic foundation of the 2013 arrival Impersonator, the conceptual narrative of Majical Cloudz remains - simple yet emotionally forthcoming lyrics showcasing raw vulnerability, backed by sparse instrumentation and minimalist production. Principal songwriter and vocalist Devon Welsh delivers melancholic but melody driven vocals echoing off elemental tones, praising love and friendship, commiserating over heartbreak and sadness embodied by the lush, synthesized production of bandmate Matthew Otto. Written and recorded between Montreal and Detroit, Are You Alone? features drum, viola and piano support from Canadian composition genius Owen Pallett, known for his work with Arcade Fire, Grizzly Bear, Death from Above 1979, and Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys. Coming as no surprise, Welsh and Otto have created another soulful novella, continuing to contribute to the evolution of sound in pop, indie, and electronic music.


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