acloudyskye simply launched top-of-the-line albums of the yr, no exaggeration
Last year when we were finishing our Top 40 Artists To Watch list in December, we came across something acloudyskye and his song “Empty Space”. Based on pretty much that song, we added it to the list. Little did we know then that he would soon be releasing an album so incredible that it not only confirms 1000% of our pick, but also puts him in the competition for this year’s list of top albums.
Blood rushing through a power line like electricity is definitely a sip, but it’s the most satisfying umami your ears will ever experience.
The album starts with “Apologies”. acloudyskye sings on many tracks on this album and this is our first introduction to his voice, an experience that comes to God. It’s soft and muggy, it’s honest and wonderful. But it’s also contained in an envelope of truly heartfelt production.
And this is a subjective observation, but the entire album feels very Sufjan Stevens-esque in its pace and even in many instruments. It’s quirky but always has a deep emotional direction and intent behind every song and note. With acloudyskyes singing also in the mix, the comparison becomes even clearer.
Especially with songs like “Empty Space” and “Heliov”, the two singles released before the album, the interpolation of intense sounds and coarse-grained synthesizers against the delightful melodies, Acloudysky’s songwriting skills become infinitely more unmistakable.
As I read about this album, I saw someone on social media who mentioned something similar: “I’ve had three moments when this is my favorite song on the album and I’ve just finished track 3.” This album is special in that each song is incredibly good individually, but the sum of its parts is still incredibly profound. Only when you can listen to the album in its entirety can you get a feel for the tempo, themes, and immense beauty of it all.
With Blood Rushing Like Current Through A Powerline, acloudyskye really did something remarkable. Listen down below and let yourself swim a little in the sounds.