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Majical Cloudz

Canadian electronic art pop group Majical Cloudz began as the solo project of Devon Welsh. His home-recorded lo-fi synth pop experiments and danceable pop songs made during 2010-2011 were collected and released by Arbutus Records in 2011 as II. The album featured guest vocals from labelmate Clare Boucher (aka Grimes) on a handful of tracks. In 2012 Welsh teamed with instrumentalist Matthew Otto to make Majical Cloudz a duo, and their sound expanded as well; the songs were built on expansive synths and understated rhythms, with Welsh's improved vocals and dramatic lyrics as the focal point. Their first record as a duo, the Turns Turns Turns EP, was released by Arbutus in late 2012, and the far more minimal-sounding full-length Impersonator surfaced in 2013 on American indie label Matador. The album was a critical success, garnering praise from a wide range of publications and earning the band a nomination for the 2013 Polaris Prize. It also caught the ear of pop sensation Lorde, who invited the band to open on her 2014 North American tour. When their stint was complete, the duo released a Neil Corcoran-directed documentary, A Lot of Humans, for which they provided the soundtrack. All the while Welsh and Otto were working on the songs for the duo's second album, resulting in the equally plaintive Are You Alone?, which was released by Matador and Arts & Crafts in October of 2015. Just two months later, they released a 5-track EP called Wait & See. In March 2016, Majical Cloudz announced that they were dissolving the band on what they considered to be a high note in order to pursue other projects, including solo work. They played a farewell concert on March 10, 2016 at La Sala Rossa in Montreal. A month later, Are You Alone? took home the Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year. ~ Tim Sendra
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  1.   Song
  2.   Bugs Don't Buzz
  3.   Turns Turns Turns
  4.   Silver Car Crash
  5.   Downtown
  6.   Childhood's End
  7.   So Blue
  8.   Are You Alone?
  9.   Black Lodge
  10.   I Want to Warn You
  11.   Your Eyes
  12.   Dream World
  13.   Control
  14.   Savage
  15.   Let Me Lie
  16.   Heavy
  17.   Wherever With You
  18.   Besites Ourz
  19.   What That Was
  20.   Change
  21.   Deep Dragz
  22.   Game Show
  23.   Clean Up Your Dreams
  24.   If You're Lonely
  25.   Don't Believe in Anybody
  26.   Easier Said Than Done
  27.   Nocturnal Point
  28.   Disappeared
  29.   Francisco
  30.   Wait & See
  31.   New Friend So Cold
  32.   Imagination
  33.   Call on Me
  34.   mhsuedoyb
  35.   Tooking Names
  36.   Awashes Seized
  37.   Funereal Home
  38.   Pretty
  39.   Holy Rain Beach
  40.   Heaven

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