“The retro sound of Mikko Singh aka Haleiwa from Stockholm is really pretty stale and yet so pleasantly contemporary. Cloud Formation (Morr) is a super-likeable blend of very late and definitely not minimalistic Dark Wave and Shoegaze”. Nice Cloud Formations review by Groove Magazin.
Swell is a part of the covermouth CD in the latest edition of the great Gonzo Magazine. Thanks!
Cloud Formations at More Records in Japan.
“Suitably presented as a shoegaze beach album. Cloud Formations confirms the oxymoron in a gallery of Balearic postcards, which also maintains the anchoring in an oblique pop lexicon very evident, interpreted with dreamy lightness and taste of experimentation. SUNBATHING POP-WAVE”. Great review by ROCKERILLA!
Tracklisting “Ze mix”, Radio RapTz, 12th July (12-1PM)
Farai National Gangsters (Lyzza Remix)
91Drama Silver Smashing
Drahla Gilded Cloud
Heavy Lungs Jealous
Asthmatic Astronaut Hello Sunshine
Beak> We Can Go
Is Bliss Belong
Thank Think Less
Black Midi 953
Temple Of Angels Breathless
Delicate Boys Big Shot
Death Bells Life Stands Still
Salami Rose Joe Louis Cumulous Potion (For the Clouds to Sing)
“…he delights us with kraut and a kind of lo-fi that makes you relax and listen”. “He tried a lot: punk or indie, he did not shy away from anything, but now he gets stuck in a smoky-melancholic lo-fi sound with elements of kraut. That’s how Cloud Formations is designed, with little vocals, but many sounds make the listener drift off into a cloudscape into which one can dive and sink. Psychedelic and intimate is his third album, which has convinced our music editor this week. Surf the clouds with Mikko Singh and enjoy the melancholy!”.
Thanks for the nice review Campusradio Jena!
“My sunlight’s blocked/My ears are locked/One step forward and two steps back/Trying to feel good but I’m misunderstood/As always/It’s foggy again/Inside my head/Like most days” – ‘Foggy’, Cloud Formations.
Exciting analysis of Cloud Formations by NEØLYD! Google translate from German to English gives me this: “Crossroads” is somewhere on the border between Modern Psychedelia Spotify hit and meditative silence, tearing up the musical poles of the album – it’s an interplay between something more pleasing, well, “hits”, and scruffy, leisurely, sometimes canny, bulky meditations, that go into the more spherical areas of Surf / Kraut / Psychedelia”. Read the full review in German here.