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As co-founding guitarist Dave Sommer battles a life-threatening illness, Cloud Minder perseveres to release "Solace".
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Together since 2005, Cloud Minder is a Philadelphia-based instrumental rock band that creates through adversity rather than destroys.  Cloud Minder refuses to be limited in sound just as they will not be limited by the frailties of the human condition; employing keyboards, electric cello, electronic loops, extended technique and video projection to create a universe out of a niche. After touring nationally and sharing the stage with established bands such as Earth, This Will Destroy You, and Film School Cloud Minder forged a hauntingly visceral live performance.  Five albums were hand-crafted with an obsessive focus, layers of music and visual media deliberately refined over hundreds of hours.  This progression continues today, despite December of 2008, which marked an incomprehensible change for the band when co-founding member Dave Sommer was initially diagnosed.

Cloud Minder, while separated by hundreds of miles and devastating illness, has created it's most recent album entitled "Solace". Having already recorded and mastered the album, we will need your support to physically distribute and press "Solace" to vinyl.  Cloud Minder has always been a DIY project, doing our own recording, screen-printing, artwork, and show-booking.  "Solace" represents a step forward for us, the culmination of years of work, yet is beyond our means for an adequate self-release.  Please help us to physically create "Solace", and achieve the goal we can't accomplish on our own.

sol·ace noun

1. comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or trouble; alleviation of distress or discomfort. 2. something that gives comfort, consolation, or relief: her visit was the dying man's only solace. 3. to comfort, console, or cheer (a person, oneself, the mind, etc.).  4. to alleviate or relieve (sorrow, distress, pain etc.).

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Cloud Minder guitarist Dave Sommer is seeking treatment outside of Atlanta, GA and therefore the band cannot play live or raise funds in any traditional sense. This Kickstarter project will enable Cloud Minder to create a physical release of the album Solace, which has already been recorded, mixed, and mastered.

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    A "Thank You" E-mail from the band, we really do appreciate all of your support!

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    3 song sampler (Digital Download) including a few of our favorite tracks from 2007-2010, includes a live take of "Casimer Effect" from our last tour that is not available anywhere else!

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    Digital Download of "Solace".
    Enjoy on your mobile device, portable MP3 player, at home or in the car.

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    Cloud Minder T-Shirt.
    Screen printed by Cloud Minder, custom designed by bassist Bob Stokes. Includes a free sticker and pin while supplies last.

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    Digital Download of "Solace" AND Cloud Minder T-shirt. Includes a free sticker and pin while supplies last.

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    "Solace" on Vinyl.
    It's large, it's beautiful, it sounds amazing, it's our crowning achievement, it's Vinyl! Custom illustrated cover painted by bassist Bob Stokes. You will also receive the Digital Download. Includes a free sticker and pin while supplies last.

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    A signed copy of "Solace" on Vinyl. Digital download of the album, Cloud Minder T-Shirt. And of course a giant "Thank You" from the band! Includes free sticker and pin while supplies last.

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    Complete Cloud Minder Discography (Digital Download). Includes our entire collection recorded between the years of 2007-2012. Albums and EP's included are; Original 4-track demo, "The Territory of This Contract is the Universe", "Close Cover, Strike Gently", "Reminding You of Everything Remembered", "Solace".

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    *The Whole Chalupa*
    "Solace" on Vinyl, signed by the band, Digital Download of our entire music collection (5 albums) including "Solace", Cloud Minder T-Shirt(s), Stickers and pins.

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    "Solace"on vinyl, Digital Download, limited edition t-shirt, original CD pressings of The Territory of this Contract is the Universe and Close Cover Strike Gently, and a screen printed Cloud Minder poster, limited to five copies, handmade by bassist Bob Stokes.

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