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Cloud Cult delivers cathartic, emotional climaxes and transcendent orchestrations 

Wednesday, May 7 2008

Much like fellow indie chamber-rock groups the Arcade Fire and Polyphonic Spree, Minnesota-based Cloud Cult delivers cathartic, emotional climaxes and transcendent orchestrations. Principal songwriter Craig Minowa has unleashed a flood of intricate miniature symphonies as a form of creative therapy since the 2002 death of his infant son. Cloud Cult's latest, Feel Good Ghosts (Tea-Partying Through Tornadoes), further explores the band's unusual intersection of heartfelt existentialist lyrics, lush arrangements, and glitch-heavy beat programming. With Minowa planning an indefinite hiatus for the group following its current tour, fans who want to experience Cloud Cult's soaring melodies and unique live show (complete with onstage painters and screen projections) should hightail it to Bottom of the Hill on Tuesday, May 13, at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $10; call 621-4455 or visit

Cloud Cult - Everybody Here Is A Cloud

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