HARRY CLOUD: Red Barn: CD

Dermatillomania is an obsessive disorder characterized by picking at one’s own skin. Google that shit and it will give you nightmares. It also happens to be the title of the first track on this album from Harry Cloud. Also, irony of ironies, it is what listening to this record on repeat, trying to figure out how to characterize it, makes me feel. I want to pick at my fucking skin. It doesn’t make any sense to me. There are acoustic grunge tracks like the above mentioned, there are computer-generated loops, there are chipmunk voices, there are butt rock ‘70s guitar solos, and doomy metal riffs that seem to come from out of nowhere. If that sounds confusing to you, just think how I must feel. My skin itches. –Jon Mule (Self-released)