Charged with raw emotion Vancouver-based power duo Clouds of Analog has one goal, which is to craft a sound that is true to everyone's unique expressions in life. The music is a vehicle to get at who we are and why we do what we do as people.
Robin Younge and Dan Pennell have a professional knack. The focus of their efforts is largely based around high quality concert experiences – be it exciting lighting, or walls of awe inspiring sound. This ethic is reflected in their last release, produced by Delwyn Brooks. The song 'When I Was Young' features a 65 piece string orchestra, arranged by Christian Howes. The group is constantly and humbly seeking the advice of colleagues with greater experience than themselves.
As a duo, Robin and Dan draw from a range of influences and are driven by some engaging ideas fed by their diverse backgrounds. They focus on powerful musical themes and a blend of orchestral texturing, which sets them apart for their broad sound.
Robin's emotionally laden background is the foundation of this group, carrying the ability to capture raw emotion in his dense lyrics. Robin's well-crafted guitar sound is influenced by groups such as Smashing Pumpkins and U2. Freshly back from his training south of the border, Dan is a texture-driven drummer. High in energy, his influences include a wide array of sounds from mainstream rock to dazzling modern gospel-jazz.
Clouds of Analog's purpose is to create not just a set of music, but a culture and a common feeling from which it's fans and listeners can relate; an open invitation to the listener to delve into an emotional experience, and lose one's self.