Over the last ten years Cloudmachine recorded four albums and experienced countless great adventures. Within the group many personal qualities came together which taught and brought us a lot. Each and everyone of us gave his best and worked hard for the love of music and the pleasure of playing together.
Each of those four albums got many wonderful reviews. The last two were of international standards. Back On Land was a part American and A Gentle Sting a part English production. We had some good airplay in the US with over 150 college radio stations, but also worldwide on for instance Radio Paradise. We’ve traveled and experienced how differently making music is in other countries. An American award confirmed the band’s craftsmanship. The last three albums make us feel proud and to speak on my own behalf, on each of those reords are a few songs that have captured something significant for me.
For me personally the time has come to end Cloudmachine and to move ahead alone on my own musical path. For creative reasons. I feel a desire to discover new things. Realizing this I notice how much we have grown attached to eachother and saying goodbye was not an easy decision.
Thankfully, over the years we’ve met some wonderful people within the Dutch music industry who welcomed us with their visors up. We are very grateful to you for the opportunities or attention you gave us. For sticking out your necks or backing us up. Thank you. Bookers, journalists, radio dj’s, Mascha and Yvo. And ofcourse the listeners who appreciated our music, who bought our records and came to our shows, from inside and outside of the Netherlands. Your warm and sometimes touching response kept us pouring our love into Cloudmachine for over 10 years. Not because we were looking for the spotlight but because we wanted to create the best work possible within our possibilities. This may not have brought us great fame but it brought us a lot nevertheless. With our songs we’ve reached people in over 190 countries. Experiences, interactions, friends. Things of value that can’t be measured. Knowing this makes the feeling of loss of the moment a little easier.
Our albums will still be available. On CD through (online) stores, and as streams or as downloads through Amazon, iTunes and just about every digital store around the world. The website will be maintained. So will our Facebook page. We will take good care of the things we have created together.
Now it’s time for something new. Thank you all for your support.