Cloud - Mantra One (Clash Magazine Premiere)

Long Island based artist continues to progress...

Tyler Taormina didn't arrive at his Cloud moniker by accident.

The name was purposefully chosen; matching his hazy productions, the name has a simplicity, an evocative nature which is difficult to ignore.

New album 'Zen Summer' is forthcoming, and builds on the aesthetic success of debut LP 'Comfort Songs'. Once again returning to his Long Island practice space, the songwriter is able to push things on just a little further.

Out on April 7th via Paper Trail Records, the producer has offered the following introduction: "After 'Comfort Songs' I was in a dark place; but I always knew that when it ended, a really uplifting and bright time was going to come. When it inevitably did, the lightness I experienced turned into a really strange period of transition, culminating with me leaving home for Los Angeles."

"While 'Comfort Songs' was written to bring some peace to those going through heartbreak and sadness, Zen Summer was written to help those experiencing the anxiety associated with a state of flux. I wanted it to envelop the listener completely, and for them to realise that things would be alright in the end."

Clash is able to premiere 'Mantra One'. Reminiscent of Panda Bear or Toro Y Moi, the gentle arrangement is matched to a delicate vocal which hints at something darker.

Check it out now.