In Piano Cloud, Brooklyn-based DJ Shams has provided the perfect house music soundtrack for whiling away those carefree summer days. The six tracks feature steady, smooth beats, lazily descending synth pads, and, sometimes, a hint of techno noise. These elements come together most effectively on “Cloth”, which twinkles and reverberates its way into blissful oblivion. That’s the catch, though. Piano Cloud goes as easy as it comes, and not even the final, vocal-assisted track leaves a lasting impression. Accomplished, but hardly distinguished.
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