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Albums of the Year- 2020

It’s been a tough year… No, that feels like an understatement. Worst year ever? Maybe. It’s somehow felt like the longest and the shortest 12 months in human history, a hurry-up-and-wait of terror and tension and “what the fuck is going on”. A calendar of unprecedented chaos. Like every shitty year before this one though, 2020 was somewhat saved by some superb […]

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CLOUDKICKER- ‘Solitude’

There was no alarm. There was no announcement. Ben Sharp didn’t really tell anyone that he was putting his solo project on pause. But in 2015 he released the placid ‘Woum’, perhaps the least compelling entry in Cloudkicker’s unique back catalogue, and then, silence. Years of silence. The Ohio native had been so prolific before then, writing and recording a […]

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CLOUDKICKER- ‘Unending’

Surprise! It’s been nearly five years since the last Cloudkicker release and while that may not seem a long time for some, Ben Sharp had produced something new every year between his first full-length under the moniker in 2008 and most recent record, ‘Woum’. And while Sharp never declared an end to his one-man band, he was certainly, and very […]

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CLOUDKICKER- ‘Little Histories’

What Ben Sharp does should be studied in music colleges all over the world. Hell, it probably is. As Cloudkicker, he continues to work alone, he continues to write and record at an incredible rate, and he continues to do it while maintaining a near-peerless quality level. He doesn’t sit still either, pushing and pulling his sound in a bunch […]

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CLOUDKICKER- Beacons

‘Beacons’, the second full-length from Cloudkicker, is a whirlwind of progressive, instrumental rock, dense post-hardcore, and complex metal. It sometimes sounds like two bands playing at once. Impressive then, that it is all the work of just one man.  This hasn’t exactly come out of nowhere, Ohio native Ben Sharp has been kicking out solid solo jams for a few […]

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