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Cloud Person

Seattle, Washington, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Seattle, Washington, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
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"Cloud Person-Monochrome Places"

Cloud person began as a solo project of Pete Jordan’s but has since developed into a great folk collective from Seattle who have released the fantastic Monochrome Places.

The album opens up with a couple of upbeat folk songs before going into some more pignant moments like the majestic Across the Boroughs. Old Demeter has a nice country feel to, accentuated by some great twangy guitars while clenched Teeth slows things down again. Cloud Person also throw a touch of bluesy rock in with the brilliant Same Old Totem before ending a great album with the aptly titled Men of Good Fortune.

Matt Hill - Impropaganda


"Quick Hits: Cloud Person / Cfit / Inner Outlaws"

Cloud Person‘s Monochrome Places mashes up Irish folk arrangements, Spaghetti Western drama, folk-pop melodies, and a dash of indie-pop flair to create a unique amalgam that is anything but monochromatic. From the Gaelic rhythms and sounds of “Robber Barons” to the ominous Western/Southern mash-up of “Old Demeter” to the Neutral Milk Hotel-ish “Lamppost Eyes,” Cloud Person never lets the listener’s attention wane.

Despite the variety of sounds, the albums hangs together: each part has its turn in the spotlight before all sharing the stage in triumphant closer “Men of Good Fortune.” It’s a full and fascinating album, showing off the significant songwriting skills of Pete Jordan. It takes a strong imagination to even conceive of a thing like this; it takes a humongous amount of work to pull it off with the seeming ease and easy confidence that Jordan and company do. Monochrome Places is a work that should be of great interest to those who like seeing boundaries pushed and disparate sounds integrated into a cohesive whole. - Independent Clauses


"RECOMMENDED: CLOUD PERSON"

If you like folk influenced bands like Mumford and Sons I highly recommend a six piece from Seattle called Cloud Person.

Cloud Person, as the name suggests, began as an innocent solo project meant to document songs that didn’t quite fit the mold of Pete Jordan’s music career. From solo project to trio to 6 piece musical communion, Cloud Person has taken their haunting blend of roots folk, classic rock, gospel, and psychedelia and is releasing their first full-length album, Monochrome Places. You can get the entire album at the band’s bandcamp.

The band is relatively young in Seattle’s music scene. And I bet that will change quickly. They had me with the opening track Lighthouse, a song I felt in love immediately and listen to on heavy rotation. If you want to do so, too, listen to it here: - Indie is not a genre


"Cloud Person – Monochrome Places"

Though frontman Pete Jordan might be the Cloud Person, Monochrome Places uses six people total and just as many instruments, and succeeds in blending indie-folk, ’70s rock and even psyche moments. Far from mono anything, the warm sounds are varied and constantly shuffling. Broaching classic rock as well as modern indie-rock, and adding some sounds that wouldn’t be out of place at Sunday mass, there’s a great contrast between quiet and loud, busy and stripped back. - Inforty


"THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC: Live music pours down on Inland NW"

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In the beginning, Cloud Person was just one. Pete Jordan started the now-six-piece outfit as a solo project. But soon he needed a violin and standup bass to fill out his acoustic guitar sound, then drums and keys. The Seattle band’s sound reminds thoroughly of Neutral Milk Hotel. And, just like NMH was, and is, Jeff Mangum’s band, Cloud Person is Jordan’s project — as seen on the new album Monochrome Places that was entirely mixed, recorded and written by him. Basically, it’s his cloud, he’s just inviting others to come and sit on it with him. Friday, Cloud Person with & Yet, Strangled Darlings and Tyler Aker will take on Mootsy’s at 9 pm. Cost is $5. - The Inlander


"Monochrome Places album review from Seattle Weekly"

Cloud Person, Monochrome Places (Aug. 22, self-released, cloudperson.bandcamp.com): It seems silly that an album with so much life, so many sounds, so much happening would include the word “monochrome” in its title—so silly that you can assume intentional irony. Regardless, the group’s full-length debut is a fully realized collection of folk-inspired stories and feelings, wrapped in a warm blanket of melodic sounds. (Thurs., Aug. 22, Crocodile) KEEGAN PROSSER - Seattle Weekly


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Still working on that hot first release.

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Cloud Person is a 5-piece rock band from Seattle that blends
psychedelic, garage, folk, and indie sensibilities into a unique brand
of their own.

At one point in the past, they were a 3-piece folk band and even further back CP was a solo endeavor.

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