Dylan Baldi started Cloud Nothings as a one-man band when he was 18. He has since released two albums and over time let his project evolve into a full-fledged band that sure likes to make a lot of noise, something that can be heard on “Here And Nowhere Else”.
Baldi’s songs still seethe with angst but things are sounding a bit more evolved this time around. Arrangements are more fleshed out, he fools around with time signature shifts and seems to have realized you don’t be this angry all the time and so he lets the songs breathe a little more.
The result are a couple of solid cuts that echo Hüsker Dü among others (opener “Now Hear In”) and in which guitars get to sound like a buzzsaw, vocal chords are all tensed up and the drums just keep plowing on. The tension fades away a bit in the second half of the album but the sheer volume that these guys produce will keep you listening regardless. Luckily, they pick things up again towards the end with the seven minutes long “Pattern Walks” and the slightly anthemic “I’m Not Part Of Me”.