Laurent Garnier ‎– The Cloud Making Machine

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The Cloud Making Machine Part 1 4:28
9.01-9:06 5:54
Barbiturik Blues 6:24
Huis Clos 4:49
Act 1 Minotaure Ex. 4:56
First Reaction (V2) 6:58
Controlling The House Part 2 6:38
(I Wanna Be) Waiting For My Plane 5:38
Jeux D'Enfants 6:02
The Cloud Making Machine Part 2 2:13

Versions (9)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
F211CD, 137.0211.020 Laurent Garnier The Cloud Making Machine(CD, Album) F Communications, Play It Again Sam [PIAS] F211CD, 137.0211.020 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
F211PROMOCD Laurent Garnier The Cloud Making Machine(CD, Album, Promo) F Communications F211PROMOCD Europe 2004 Sell This Version
MUSDJ 163-2 Laurent Garnier The Cloud Making Machine(CD, Album, Promo, Adv) Mute, Mute Corporation MUSDJ 163-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
UCD 010-06 Laurent Garnier The Cloud Making Machine(CD, Album) URBR - Underground Records Brasil UCD 010-06 Brazil 2005 Sell This Version
9282-2, 724596928226 Laurent Garnier The Cloud Making Machine(CD, Album) Mute, F Communications 9282-2, 724596928226 US 2005 Sell This Version
F211CD, 137.0211.020 Laurent Garnier The Cloud Making Machine(CD, Album) F Communications, [PIAS] Recordings F211CD, 137.0211.020 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
F 211 CDJ, 137.0211.024 Laurent Garnier The Cloud Making Machine(CD, Album + CD, Enh, Ltd) F Communications, Play It Again Sam [PIAS], Hostess Entertainment Unlimited F 211 CDJ, 137.0211.024 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
F211CD, 137.0211.020 Laurent Garnier The Cloud Making Machine(CD, Album, M/Print) F Communications, [PIAS] Recordings F211CD, 137.0211.020 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
F 211 LP LTD, 137.0211.018 Laurent Garnier The Cloud Making Machine(LP, Album, Hig + 12", S/Sided, EP, Etch + Ltd) F Communications, Play It Again Sam [PIAS] F 211 LP LTD, 137.0211.018 France 2005 Sell This Version

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mimiq

mimiq

March 3, 2012
edited over 3 years ago
referencing The Cloud Making Machine, CD, Album, F211CD, 137.0211.020

I like it. SO autumn, so damn atmospheric and coherent. I can say for sure it's already a part of me, like, my musical memory, you know. I return to it sometimes in my life, and it evokes the reminiscences from the past related to this music .
surely has something in common with Nicolas Jaar's album: these voices of male and children.. and especially that noir-esque mood.. yep.
jiggawhat

jiggawhat

February 2, 2012
edited over 4 years ago
referencing The Cloud Making Machine, CD, Album, F211CD, 137.0211.020

Not my cup of tea. It's slow, repetitive, experimental, minimalistic, and ultimately, boring. Too spacey for me. Doesn't stick to the standard electronic music template and while that can be a good thing but here its risk taking backfires. It's crude jazz, essentially.
scoundrel

scoundrel

November 27, 2007
referencing The Cloud Making Machine, CD, Album, 9282-2, 724596928226

Laurent Garnier continues to make impressive strides in techno, even if his albums don't garner the attention they once did. _The Cloud Making Machine_, certainly, is quieter than his more banging productions, but the tracks still display a good deal of thought and attention. The deep modulation in "9.01-9.05" fits perfectly with the moody chords overhead. The solitary drift of "Huis Clos" sounds like a lonely, midnight stroll along the Seine. And true to the nature of clouds, sometimes the clouds lose their way: "First Reaction" doesn't have a real direction and the meandering lyrics don't help. And if you thought that "Controlling the House" would signal a switch into a 4/4 kick drum, you'd be right. It's nice to hear Garnier in his forte, even if this particular track feels slightly bland. Luckily, the rock of "(I Wanna Be) Waiting For My Plane" is anything but bland, even if it does come out of nowhere. So while _The Cloud Making Machine_ isn't Garnier's best work, it still shows he's still relevant after all these years.
Fakepilot

Fakepilot

February 15, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
referencing The Cloud Making Machine, CD, Album, Promo, F211PROMOCD

One big step forward! For the moment, I think this is his best album yet. Have waited for several comebacks lately: Prodigy, Chemical Brothers and Daft Punk. All of them where disappointments.

This album breaks new ground and it's a masterpiece.

I can imagen lots of house people getting upset, because this isn't a house record. Even though, one really good house track called "Controlling The House Pt. 2" is in there. For the rest of the songs, except no. 8 (which is something that would work very well live), you should expect classical or jazz music. Then it starts to get a lot better.