Image by: CloudNone
Anonymous music producer CloudNone has shared his latest album Last Train Home via reputable record label Monstercat earlier this month. Let us just say that the ambient and dance music lovers are in for a treat as these two worlds of sound collide into one fragrant album offering. The music producer shared a flair for more alternative electronic sounds with previous songs ‘Dream Running’ and ‘Dopamine’, which both take a more minimal approach compared to your usual dancefloor soundtracks. The music producer is also known to be a skilful remixer and has reworked successful tracks from Gareth Emery and William Black in recent times.
We find out more about the mysterious act CloudNone in this exclusive chat with him.
Please describe your sound for us.
My music sounds like a dimly lit room with a little sunlight creeping in and a dusty record playing music through broken speakers in the corner.
How did it all start for you?
I had this growing sense that I had become disconnected from an important piece of my past like I was becoming this filtered out version of myself. I felt like I needed to begin creating something without thinking about it too much, just following my gut, and accepting the outcomes. So I did that and the songs that came out of that process became my first EP, called Welcome To London.
Which three artists would you say made you want to create your own music?
Moderat, Burial, Bonobo.
What is your go-to gear/equipment when creating?
I have a MacBook with Ableton and some extra plugins. I use the Roland Cloud plugins a lot as they have that authentically vintage character that I’m often after with my music. I also have found some really great free plugins on the Native Instruments Reaktor user library that have become a signature to my sound.
What are some of your key influences in your music? Whether it be the sound created by others, imagery, films or any kind of art form.
I’ve been very inspired by Fred Again.. recently. His workflow seems very quick, not allowing for the time to overthink or overly process things. I think that style of work leaves a lot of character on the music and it shows. I’m also very inspired by urban landscapes. I love photography and seeing how other creators may edit a natural scene into something a bit more surreal, and often darker urban imagery can be very inspiring to me.
Any new or upcoming artists on your radar?
Drinks On Me has been putting out a barrage of very consistent quality in his music these past few years.
What single night out has been the most memorable for you? As a performer? As an attendee?
Recently performing with ILLENIUM at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas was really incredible on both ends. Performing in a stadium was an absolute dream come true and though our music may not sound very similar on the surface, watching his performance was very insightful and I came to realize that we both value depth and emotion in our music. So I really got a lot of value out of watching him perform as well.
What can we expect from you in the near future? Any upcoming projects in the pipeline that you would like to tell us about?
I’m planning to shift to singles and remix work over these next few months. I’ve also been gathering song ideas for an eventual album, but nothing really concrete to talk about there yet.