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Majical Cloudz - Are You Alone? Album Review


Returning to the studio after their biggest tour to date, supporting Lorde through North America, Majical Cloudz bring their stark honesty back to the studio for their sophomore full length 'Are You Alone?'.

Majical Cloudz - Are You Alone? Album Review

As we've come to expect from the duo, the album is brutal in its simplicity and direct in its sentiment. Impersonator showed us just what Devon Welsh and Matthew Otto were capable of, but here we see them evolve into their sadness and truly intertwine their music with their emotion. This record is always about to implode with the urgency of Welsh's delivery as if he's getting something life-changing off his chest and the best part about Majical Cloudz is that they sound this way because that's exactly what's happening. 

This is music you feel in your bones. Welsh's baritone is the perfect mix of smarmy and deadly serious as he talk/sings, "I want to kiss you inside a car that's crashing and we will both die laughing cos there is nothing left to do and we will both die laughing while I am holding onto you." It's hard to regulate your emotions while listening to songs like 'Silver Car Crash' and when you add Otto's wildly interstellar programming into the mix these tracks become insatiably cathartic.

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