Watch Hamburg trio Cloud Management perform live


Cloud Management’s self titled debut has been a favourite here at Cyclic-Defrost-by-the-river. As the Melbourne winter fades and we enter spring, it is one of far too many excellent new releases that has overflowed our inboxes. The album’s seven tracks slowly unfurl like a fern in the warm sun, with an ever zooming fractal of detail.

Recalling the heyday of German kosmiche in the early 1970s but with a grittier percussive backing, Cloud Management’s debut is out December 2 on Leipzig label Altin Village & Mine. But until then, check this performance of the tracks Zielgroup and Cosmoposition.


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Seb Chan founded Cyclic Defrost Magazine in 1998 with Dale Harrison. He handed over the reins at the end of 2010 but still contributes the occasional article and review.