Post-punk funk: Crack Cloud share their world of sound

Post-punk funk: Crack Cloud share their world of sound

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The Monday Mix — The Calgary-based multimedia collective show off their diverse musical heritage in the latest Monday Mix, with tracks from Fela Kuti, Kendrick Lamar and Brian Eno.

Crack Cloud first burst onto Calgary’s post-punk scene in May 2016, releasing a self-titled EP that masterfully mixed genres, sounds and twisted visual aesthetics. In 2017, that was joined by Anchoring Point – a punchy, lurching second outing that had critics and fans urging for a full-length follow-up.

The group – who are officially known as a “multimedia collective” – are comprised of members from different cities, origins and ethnicities. Their diversity can be heard in both their tracks and their influences, with traces of art-punk and funk scattered throughout the clamour, as well as open homages to Gang Of Four, Fela Kuti and Talking Heads.

Crack Cloud take these tributes even further in the latest Monday Mix, sharing a 36-minute collection of tracks from all over the world. The mix, which coincides with the release of their brand new single “Uncanny Valley”, contains six songs which helped shaped the seven-piece “rhythmically, emotionally, and philosophically.” Listen below:

– Ahmad Al Kosem – ‘Love Is Not A Joke’
– Fela Kuti – ‘Expensive Shit’
– Lifetones – ‘Good Side’
– Kendrick Lamar – ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’
– Ann Steel & Roberto Cacciapaglia – ‘My Time’
– Brian Eno – ‘Kings Lead Hat’

Crack Cloud will be touring Europe throughout June. Check out the full list of tour dates below:

04/06 UK Brighton,  Prince Albert
05/06 UK Bristol, Hy Brasil
06/06 UK Margate, Tom Thumb
08/06 UK Glasgow, Hug and Pint
09/06 UK Sheffield, Delicious Clam
10/06 UK London, Shacklewell Arms
11/06 UK London, Lexington w Omni
12/06 UK Leeds, Brudenell w Omni
13/06 UK Manchester, Deaf Institute w Omni
14/06 UK Coventry, The Tin w Omni
15/06 UK Ramsgate, Ramsgate Music Hall w Omni
16/06 BE Tournai, Water Moulin
17/06 NL Amsterdam, Butchers Tears
19/06 DE Hamburg, Hafenklang
20/06 DE Berlin, Urban Spree
21/06 DE Leipzig, TIFF

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