The Belle Jar- Union Station
Mar 5, 2014
Cloud Nothings is 18 year old Dylan Baldi, who originally started recording music in his basement using a microphone and his computer, creating raw and intense lo-fi music that sends the blood moving through the body.
Turning On compiles what Cloud Nothings has released so far. What stands out are the summer-sounding jangly guitars with their wavy distortions and layered vocals that accompany them. With this distortion, however, it may take a while for it to fully grow on new listeners. But once it does, it is sure to be something that you will embrace and love. The title track “Turning On” has a distinct bass line that stands out from start to finish, while the opening track “Can’t Stay Awake” opens up with a powerpop, Superchunk guitar riff. Most of the tracks on Turning On are about three minutes long. Because the tracks are so short, it makes for a quick, easy listen and may become the next staple for a summer barbecue.
Check out the fuzzed-out "Can't Stay Awake":