One man Juggernaut, Ben Sharp, the brains behind Cloudkicker plans to release the next album, titled “Subsume” come September 14th. What started as a Modern Prog Metal mean-machine, Cloudkicker expanded its soundscape towards a conventional post-rock sound, with the last full-length album, “Fade”. You can read IndianMusicRevolution’s review of “Fade” here: http://www.indianmusicrevolution.com/international/reviews/Cloudkicker-Fade.html. “Subsume” can be pre-ordered for 1$ or more from the band’s Bancdcamp page: http://cloudkickermusic.com/album/subsume
The following message was issued by Ben Sharp on his blog:
Sorry about the delay in publishing details, I went to go buy some shirts. Subsume is the name of the new album and it will be released in two weeks on September 14.
I’m going to do something new and fun this time. As of now, Subsume is available for digital pre-order via Bandcamp(which is now the same thing as cloudkickermusic.com). You will instantly notice that the pre-order is not free, but rather $1 or more. Don’t worry; once the proper album is released it will be done so using the familiar $0 or more. Let me explain.
When you pay $1 or more for the pre-order, your email address will be registered with Bandcamp so that the instant the album is made available for download you will be notified. Due to a quirk in the Bandcamp software, the only way to accomplish this is by charging you an amount of money. The minimum is 51 cents but I thought that was a very odd number and upped it to a plain old dollar.
As a present for pre-ordering the album you will be able to download a remixed version of the first track, titled “The warmth of the daytime seemed like a dream now.” This remix was created by t16, who some of you may know is my brother. Once the album is released it will not include this song, although you will be able to stream it from his Soundcloud page. So that’s another incentive to pre-order.”
Given that the his entire body of work is available for free digitally, Sharp has eschewed the issuing of CD’s and plans to release two different LP versions. More details about the album and related merch bundle can be found here: http://blog.cloudkickermusic.com/post/59910525942/subsume-details
Based out of Ohio, Ben Sharp started Cloudkicker way back in 2007 as an instrumental project. So far the entire discography is available for streaming and free download from the bandcamp page.