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.
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.).
Risks and challenges
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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