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There’s not much you can find about Cloud online. The thing is, Cloud is actually the artist name for New Yorker, Tyler Taormina. He’s an up and coming musician that creates wonderful and enchanting music simply by singing and playing drums & piano simultaneously. This talented, young singer may not be a big name yet, but just by listening to his debut record; he’s definitely got something up his sleeve.

The compilation is composed of 11 tracks that incorporate indie pop rock and a hint of 80s synth sound. The record easily captures raw emotions and fleeting circumstances.¬†Perfect for quiet moments or times when you just want to take a breather from everything around you. This is a nice album that’s worth looking into. Go ahead, take a listen and fall in love with this artists’ sound.

Almost all of the songs are worth listening but there are a couple of standout tracks that you need to notice when listening to the Elephant Era. One of the best cuts in my opinion is the mellow pop affair, Appalusion. The beautiful vocals and the simple yet very engaging rhythm is just soothing. Cloud incorporates witty lyrics making the song even more endearing. This makes you want to listen to whatever it is that the artists is singing about. The shouty parts also provide a nice contrast to the otherwise lofi melody.

On the other hand, title-cut, Elephant Era opens with an elongated yet beautiful piano work. ¬†It then progresses into gorgeous singing from Tyler. His vocals are perfect for the song and makes the otherwise simple track very intriguing to listen to. By the end part, you get a chorus of people singing “it’s always been you” over and over again.

There’s no doubt that this is one compilation worth checking out. Hopefully, we’ll hear more from this artist. For the meantime, go ahead and take a listen to this sweet lo-fi indie pop rocker.

Related Links:

Cloud on Practice Room Records
Cloud on Myspace
Cloud on Nope Folk This Blog