Dream Cave - Cloud Control
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  • Summary: The London-based, Australian alternative rock quartet recorded parts of its second full-length release around the countryside and caves in the UK.
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  1. Sep 23, 2013
    80
    Dream Cave is one of those albums that unfolds like origami, each song revealing itself as its own unique world within an overarching, carefully-crafted universe.
  2. Sep 16, 2013
    80
    There's a pleasing, high-pitched ache to frontman Alister Wright's vocals, and an ambivalent feeling has the album sliding between 70s rock-hippy sweetness (with its full-band harmonies and Fleetwood Mac-style flourishes) and moodier fare.
  3. 75
    On the whole, this is a wonderful album, and a suitable follow-up to Bliss Release.
  4. Sep 16, 2013
    70
    With just the right balance of brooding and brightness, Dream Cave is one of those albums that seems tailor-made for rainy day reflection, with Cloud Control giving listeners just the push they need to go into their own heads and look around for a bit.
  5. Sep 16, 2013
    70
    This eclecticism of emotion expressed instrumentally and lyrically is indicative of a matured songwriting style, and absorbs the listener at every turn.
  6. Dec 4, 2013
    65
    There are dodgy moments but it all makes for a passable record. [Nov-Dec 2013, p.94]
  7. Oct 11, 2013
    60
    Not all of it works but tracks such as the duskily euphoric Dojo Rising; Moonrabbit, all sunny, West Coast harmonies; and Ice Age Heatwave, which sparkles on a soundscape of otherworldly guitars, are epic in both sound and ambition. [Nov 2013, p.102]

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  1. Sep 21, 2013
    6
    Cloud Control have a carefully controlled yet immediately forgettable sound. The sound is slightly stretched on this album, though is saved byCloud Control have a carefully controlled yet immediately forgettable sound. The sound is slightly stretched on this album, though is saved by the depth of vocals and the variety on offer. Expand