Following on from the recently released ‘Zen Summer’, Tyler Taormina’s critically acclaimed second LP, comes ‘Patience Through the Storm’ – an EP comprised of material written in the same period. While Zen Summer dealt with the unknown and the anxieties associated with a state of flux, ‘Patience Through the Storm’ is the sound of a young man coming to terms with himself and his new beginnings.
The EP features tracks like ‘Trees All Right’, considered by Tyler Taormina to be the last of the Zen summer era. Written after the release of the album, the song demonstrates a transition back into a darker place. In Tyler’s own words: “I'm coming to see the oscillation as a sort of way of life and a song like ‘Trees All Right’ can usher you in between these places safely”.
Press for Cloud:
"Astoundingly accomplished." - Pitchfork
“Glossy dream-pop production with deeply confessional lyrics” – Stereogum
“Reminiscent of Panda Bear or Toro Y Moi, the gentle arrangement is matched to a delicate vocal which hints at something darker”. – Clash Music
"When you listen to it you'll realise how much Cloud has developed between his two albums, the range of sound has broadened but instead of sprawling into extravagance, it has become more focused and defined. It's exciting to think about just how good Cloud can get at this trajectory". - The 405
'Cloud sounds like he possesses the keys to another universe, flying without gravity, lightness defining his every step' - DIY Magazine
"Cloud know their way around a pop song, and for all of the album's off-beat charms, and occasionally hard-to-grasp content, it's a true pop heart which can be found at the centre of every song that helps to make this such a rewarding listen - Drowned In Sound
"It shimmers with reverbed vocals and driven rhythms that swell and unfurl like green shoots under the springtide sun. His plush, whorling dreampop riffs interweave to form an engrossing atmosphere". - Gold Flake Paint
"Slow motion melodies stretching to a blissful infinity. Here’s one cloud that won’t spoil your day." - The Irish Times
"A great record." - Tom Ravenscroft (BBC 6 Music)
released November 23, 2015
Written and Recorded by Tyler Taormina
Mixed by Cole Verderber (except 'Trees All Right' which was mixed by Nolan Eley)
Mastered by TJ Lipple