17 Songs, 1 Hour

EDITORS’ NOTES

Cloud Cult have remained an independent group during a time when doing so has turned out to be the smartest move a band could make. Cloud Cult control their sound, and they control their message. It’s in complete evidence on this live album, recorded during three all-acoustic hometown shows in 2013 at the Southern Theatre in Minneapolis. Mixed and edited into an hourlong sequence that emphasizes the strength of their voices, Unplug also speaks to the band’s interests in environmental and social consciousness. The smartly orchestrated arrangements work in beautiful sync with their message; the overall effect is one where the human spirit is clearly raised by the strength of their music and the band’s commitment toward making the most of their musical and personal freedom as an independent group. The rapturous audience response at the end of “Chemicals Collide” is a genuine outburst prompted by the music’s momentum.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Cloud Cult have remained an independent group during a time when doing so has turned out to be the smartest move a band could make. Cloud Cult control their sound, and they control their message. It’s in complete evidence on this live album, recorded during three all-acoustic hometown shows in 2013 at the Southern Theatre in Minneapolis. Mixed and edited into an hourlong sequence that emphasizes the strength of their voices, Unplug also speaks to the band’s interests in environmental and social consciousness. The smartly orchestrated arrangements work in beautiful sync with their message; the overall effect is one where the human spirit is clearly raised by the strength of their music and the band’s commitment toward making the most of their musical and personal freedom as an independent group. The rapturous audience response at the end of “Chemicals Collide” is a genuine outburst prompted by the music’s momentum.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Rock-me-el ,

Instant Member of the Cult

Wow. I joined a Cult today. I'm a 65 year old Bhakti Hippie and I couldn't be more proud to know--Bhakti Hippie Spirit 2.0 is alive and flourishing 20 years on (where have I been to have missed you all these years--bless Krista Tippet and On Being!)

Anyway, I listened to only 10 minutes of the On Being Podcast with Craig Minowa and Cloud Cult my heart opened, my soul opened and I was immediately transformed into a member of the Cult.

However, in this Cult they pass around a cup of ever flowing Life Force. I am drinking deeply...

Nick M 1973 ,

Powerful & Bright

My family and I were able to catch one of their acoustic shows that culminated in the creation of this album. The show was incredibly powerful and bright. I expect Unplug will be as well.

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