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This fall Pacific Northwest music label Off Tempo brings us the next big step in an ever changing world of prevailing music obsession- Glossy Recall by Hungry Cloud Darkening. The band’s 2nd LP is a perfect showroom of unique and familiar spectrally disparate organic sounds. We are granted ample space to stand and observe the vintage-innovative use of fundamental flowers guitar and keyboard and voice and bear witness to extinct monolithic bass melodies as they once existed: clear and 3D and uncompromised by medium. The combination of the honed life-like nature of the engineering and the sparse playful behavior of the music will warrant and reward indefinite loud listens for both audiophiles and lyrics-learners alike. Allyson’s cosmic breathy words are projected into a boundless space of idle moments, decaying relationships, remembering, and misremembering, painting a picture of a rainy window view with an implied meditation on it’s blip nature among seasons lapsed and forthcoming. Though the record is foremost an irreverent attempt to create a new color, Glossy Recall seems to call forth feelings from listenership phases rich and deep in Roy Orbison, Yo La Tengo, Secret Square, and This Mortal Coil.

Hungry Cloud Darkening is the collaborative all-analog recording project of Nicholas Wilbur, Allyson Foster, and Paul Benson. Each song is co-written in a slightly different way- all with priorities in variety and spectrum and fidelity. The three grew up in Mountain Home, Arkansas and Nixa, Missouri but have resided and operated in Anacortes, Washington for the past 6 years collectively. The project inhabits recording/event space the Anacortes Unknown, where Nich is the head engineer. Nich, Allyson, and Paul have toured in Mount Eerie and have occasionally appeared in recent recordings. The band currently plans a thorough northwest to southwest U.S.A. tour for November 2014. The official release date for LP/digital and CD versions of Glossy Recall is set for October 7th, 2014. The album was released on cassette via Holy Page Records earlier this year.

Current Release


Hungry Cloud Darkening
Glossy Recall
Street Date: October 7, 2014

Track List:

1. Clearly Seen
2. I Am Seen
3. Hold This Moment
4. You Look Around
5. Time To
6. Talk About Something
7. Fading Comfort
8. Blue Green
9. Hidden And No Trace
10. Inhibited Window

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