• Record Label: Mute
  • Release Date: Feb 22, 2005
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. This is probably the most adventurous musical journey of Garnier's life.
  2. 80
    It's a soundtrack for rainswept, sodium-lit backstreets. [Feb 2005, p.101]
  3. 80
    Once the headphones are in place, it becomes apparent that the Frenchman has indeed pulled off another masterful work. [Mar 2005, p.111]
  4. [It] finds him eschewing his signature peak-hour beats and dancefloor rhythms for primarily ambient sounds—with rock and jazz flourishes.
  5. Admittedly, not all of Cloud's most ambitious tracks work ou.... But in the end, it's Garnier's ambition, combined with his talent and professionalism, that make this an album worth seeking out.
  6. What Garnier can lack in feeling, he makes up for with years of technical know-how, on The Cloud Making Machine as before.
  7. 70
    An absorbing listen. [Mar 2005, p.102]
  8. It doesn’t always work, and the record has a scattered second half that undercuts the sonic unity of the first, but the best moments here are as starkly affecting as any of Garnier’s past work.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Daze
    Mar 30, 2005
    9
    Excellent departure from Mr. Garniers usual work, a trip through the bizarra and trippy, where AFX meets Dr. Patterson