Gaz Cloud

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Music has always been my whole life – from the age of 5 and my love for Simon and Garfunkel, through discovering Prince and my awakening sexuality at 11, the intellectual stimulation of ambient aged 12, the illicit thrill of acid house at 13, the delight of London’s glam indie scene in my early 20s, right through to this week’s latest promo, club gig or vinyl trawl. Discovering new music is a passion I’m keen to share with others, be it through writing, broadcasting or DJing.

I’m one half of Cloud & Owl, an organic electronic duo who create music that mixes earthy beats and airy soundscapes. Alongside our passion for producing music, we’re also DJs and broadcasters, equally at home rocking a dancefloor with esoteric techno as we are introducing audiences to alternative sounds via online radio. I love to collaborate, and can often be found playing violin and/or bass guitar with other acts, from the industrial psychedelia of Patricide to a host of guitar bands. I joined Echoes and Dust to write about the music I love, with a focus on electronica and progressive rock music.

 

 

Articles by Gaz Cloud

Reasons for optimism: Vincent Cavanagh from Anathema

Ahead of the band’s appearance at Be Prog! My Friend on Saturday, Gaz Cloud spoke to Vincent Cavanagh about art, brotherhood and Anathema’s tour and new album.

Be Prog! My Friend 2017 Preview: Juan Antonio Munoz

As Be Prog! My Friend gets closer, Gaz Cloud grills Juan Antonio Munoz, the festival founder and organiser, on what makes his event so special.

Be Prog! My Friend 2017 Preview: Leprous

Einar Solberg’s Leprous will be playing a special “request show” at this year’s Be Prog! My Friend. Gaz Cloud asked him some questions.

Be Prog! My Friend 2017 Preview: Jardín de la Croix

Ahead of their appearance at Be Prog! My Friend in Barcelona this summer, Gaz Cloud caught up with Jardín de la Croix bassist Nacho Hernandez.

Be Prog! My Friend 2017 Preview: Caligula’s Horse

Gaz Cloud talks to Jim Grey from Caligula’s Horse about his plans for the band’s upcoming appearance at Be Prog! My Friend.

HRH Prog V

HRH Prog V is a resounding success, with headliners Gong, Hawkwind and Wishbone Ash all turning in superlative sets.

Israel, Palestine, Peace and Performance: David Broza and Muhammad Mughrabi

Ahead of a rare London performance on 27th April, Gaz Cloud talked music and coexistence with Isreali singer-songwriter David Broza, and Palestinian collaborator, refugee and hip-hop artist Muhammad Mughrabi.

Transcendence: The Last Days of Robert John Godfrey in The Enid

Robert John Godfrey has made way for a new generation in the band he formed 43 years ago. In a feature piece containing an extended interview and gig review that takes in three key performances, we look back at his last days in the band and forward to see what the future holds for The Enid.

HRH Prog V Preview: Here’s Jonni!

With less than a month to go until HRH’s Prog V kicks off in North Wales, we present the first of our pre-event features: an interview with Chic Festivals charismatic and outspoken CEO, Jonni Davis.

The Orb

The Orb’s risk-taking approach to live performance surely loses the band fans from time to time. This evening, it’s safe to say that the band have converted more curious onlookers than they’ve disappointed fans favouring a more conservative strategy.

MonkeyTrial – Comma5

MonkeyTrial make spacey, ambient electronica with guitars interwoven into their sound… a far cry from ambient music’s more experimental offerings, instead offering rhythm and harmony as key components of a dynamic sound.

Echoes of the Future: Jose Macabra

Gaz Cloud gives us an introduction to the weird and wonderful world of techno experimentalist Jose Macabra.

Paul Draper – EP One

Draper can and will do better. Here, it seems the EP’s running time is an obstacle to be surmounted. Draper is here, bereft of ideas. It is inevitable that the album will amount to more than this taster, and here’s hoping that Steven Wilson’s involvement on that record is more emphatic than on this one. What we have here is a fine EP, just one that further underlines that Six was a one-off, whose creator doesn’t understand its own genius. By Gaz Cloud

Live Review: Mercury Rev – Oval Space, London

“The band are masters of illusion – capable of creating powerful, mesmeric soundscapes without ever losing the human touch that made them so appealing in the first place,” by Gaz Cloud.

HRH Prog 2016 Preview: Von Hertzen Bros

Ahead of this year’s HRH Prog festival, which starts on Thursday, we sent two of our resident progheads, Charlie Gardner & Gaz Cloud, out to talk to some of the bands on the bill. In this episode, they talk to Mikko Von Hertzen.

HRH Prog 2016 Preview: Messenger

Ahead of this year’s HRH Prog festival, which starts on Thursday, we sent two of our resident progheads, Charlie Gardner & Gaz Cloud, out to talk to some of the bands on the bill. In this episode, they talk to Jaime Gomez Arellano from Messenger.

HRH Prog 2016 Preview: Empty Yard Experiment

Ahead of this year’s HRH Prog festival, which starts on Thursday, we sent two of our resident progheads, Charlie Gardner & Gaz Cloud, out to talk to some of the bands on the bill. In this episode, they talk to Bojan Preradovic from EYE.

HRH Prog 2016 Preview: Caravan

Ahead of this year’s HRH Prog festival, which starts on Thursday, we sent two of our resident progheads, Charlie Gardner & Gaz Cloud, out to talk to some of the bands on the bill. In this episode, they talk to Pye Hastings from Caravan.

HRH Prog 2016 Preview: Soft Machine

Ahead of this year’s HRH Prog festival, which starts on Thursday, we sent two of our resident progheads, Charlie Gardner & Gaz Cloud, out to talk to some of the bands on the bill. In this episode, they talk to Theo Travis from the legendary Soft Machine.

HRH Prog 2016 Preview: The Fierce And The Dead

Ahead of this year’s HRH Prog festival, which starts on Thursday, we sent two of our resident progheads, Charlie Gardner & Gaz Cloud, out to talk to some of the bands on the bill. In this episode, they talk to bass demon and Honey Monster look-a-like, Kevin Feazey, of The Fierce And The Dead.

HRH Prog 2016 Preview: Crazy World of Arthur Brown

Ahead of this year’s HRH Prog festival, which starts on Thursday, we sent two of our resident progheads, Charlie Gardner & Gaz Cloud, out to talk to some of the bands on the bill. In this first episode, they talk to the legend that is Arthur Brown.

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