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Blue Mountains natives Cloud Control have traded the bush for the bright lights of London. As a consequence they’ve also traded their quaint indie-pop sound for blissed-out psychedelia. Or so it seems with Dream Cave, their sophomore record.

Beginning with the intro Scream Rave, the distorted guitars pronounce the first single of the album – Dojo Rising.

Moonrabbit continues the trippy new direction for the band.

The ironically titled Island Living with its moody U.N.K.L.E-esque patterns and samples descend the album into far darker reaches.

Dream Cave rounds out the offering and demonstrates that Cloud Control have a lot more on their mind than pop. (NH)

***1/2