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The experimental, environmentally conscious Cloud Cult began within the middle-’90s in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The music group was the solo task of Craig Minowa, who released Cloud Cult while he was going after a qualification in environmental technology, and also glowing shoes and traveling an snow cream pickup truck, among other careers. Minowa spent the majority of 1995 documenting The Shade Task, which included noises made by buckets, pans, and sofa cushions. Additional music artists were recruited to try out the materials live, and Cloud Cult pressed the conventions of rock and roll concerts by presenting “live painting” with their pieces. During every present, associates Connie Minowa and Scott Western world would comprehensive a painting; the causing artwork was after that auctioned off upon the show’s bottom line. Such innovative flourishes would shortly get to characterize Cloud Cult’s music, green-minded school of thought, and live shows. Following the discharge of The Tone Task, Minowa busied himself using the creation of Earthology Information. He housed the non-profit label by himself organic farm, driven by geothermal energy and constructed partly from reclaimed hardwood and plastic. In early 2000, he came back to music with Who Killed Puck? Following the delivery of his kid, however, Minowa committed the majority of his time and energy to family members, recording, grant composing, and environmental activism. Using the unexpected loss of life of his kid in Feb 2002, Minowa became reclusive and searched for solace by composing a large level of music. Lost Songs in the Lost Years premiered that summer being a retrospective compilation, plus they Survive the Sun implemented in 2003, offering efforts from cellist Sarah Youthful and drummer Dan Greenwood. Both became long lasting associates of Cloud Cult, as well as the music group added Mara Stemm on bass in January 2004. Aurora Borealis premiered just half a year afterwards. For the helping tour, Cloud Cult’s displays included these live painters, functionality performers, back-screen video, and desks featuring details from non-profit environmental organizations. Information in the Happy Hippopotamus premiered June 2005, with the entire live music group now comprising Minowa (vocals, acoustic guitar, key pad), Greenwood (drums), Youthful (cello, key pad), and Matthew Freed (bass, key pad, percussion). Later on, 2007’s THIS IS of 8, 2008’s FEEL GREAT Spirits (Tea-Partying Through Tornadoes), and 2010’s Light Chasers discovered the music group specifically addressing its environmental worries in music format. 2013 noticed the discharge of ninth recording Love. Later on that yr the music group created a discography-spanning arranged list for an all-acoustic tour. The recordings in one display had been edited and combined in to the live recording Unplug, that was released in springtime of 2014.

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Full Name Cloud Cult
Music Songs Chemicals Collide, Pretty Voice, Take Your Medicine, You'll Be Bright, You Were Born, When Water Comes to Life, There's So Much Energy in Us, No Hell, You're the Only Thing in Your Way, Everybody Here Is a Cloud, Complicated Creation, Running With the Wolves, Breakfast With My Shadow, No One Said It Would Be Easy, To the Great Unknown, Meet Me Where You're Going, Journey of the Featherless, Living in Awe, May Your Hearts Stay Strong, The Show Starts Now, Unexplainable Stories, Transistor Radio, 1x1x1, The Ghost Inside Our House, Everything You Thought You Had, Please Remain Calm, The Exploding People, That Man Jumped Out the Window, All the Things We Couldn't See, Story of the Grandson of Jesus, We Made Up Your Mind for You, Dance for the Dead
Albums The Seeker, Love, Light Chasers, Feel Good Ghosts, The Meaning of 8, Advice from the Happy Hippopotamus, Aurora Borealis, Who Killed Puck?, Unplug, Aurora Borealis / They Live on the Sun, They Live on the Sun, The Shade Project


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
7 Days in November 2017 Short performer: "Chemicals Collide", "All the Things We Couldn't See", "Catharsis", "There's So Much Energy In Us", "You're The Only Thing In Your Way", "Love & the 1st Law of Thermodynamics", "May Your Heart Stay Strong", "You Were Born"
The Lifeguard 2013 performer: "Chemicals Collide"
How I Met Your Mother TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Awkward. 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Gossip Girl 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Composer

Composer

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HEART: Flatline to Finish Line 2016 Documentary
Wild 2006 TV Series documentary 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Forecast Earth 2008 TV Series documentary Themselves - band
Last Call with Carson Daly 2008 TV Series Themselves - Art Rock Band

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