Release Date: 3rd March 2009 Label: Amble Down Records Website: www.myspace.com/thecloudhymn If there was ever a soundscape that rose to the premise of its title, one would need look no further than The Cloud Hymn and their new, and very first, album A Seed Buried In The Ground. With a poignant narrative interwoven with the simple, yet atmospherically cadent, heart beat of the six string, The Cloud Hymn have managed to abscond lullabies that change shape and impression with the blink of an eye, and the exhalation of a satisfied breath from a contented sigh. John Nielson provides the inspired lyrics, guitar and voice to The Cloud Hymn. Joined habitually by the sweet harmonic zephyrs of Tani Alyssa on backing vocals and Paul Brandt on ambience elevating keys. This amalgamation of beauty offers an album encased in diversity that keeps the mind endlessly drifting towards those clear blue skies, planting gentle winds of clouds that expand with every note played within the periphery of an iris in reverie. Not one track on A Seed Buried In The Ground stands out above the rest for they are all equally as wonderful and serene as each and every other drifting sentiment within the album, like a walk through the sky on a cloudy day, shafts of light penetrating and leaving a warm, yet empathetic, silver lining encompassing each stanza emanating from the melancholy of a man trying to figure out the world, and his own personal narrative and path to follow. Experience this album.  An incredible debut! Rating: 9/10 Wide I know if my mind could be quiet A sound would come along Oh God, will You come calm the seas of This lonely one, this one Show me the place where this life is just a day Show me the day where the past will fall away Come tell my eyes to be open, open wide To be wide, to be wide Remember the night that storm raged You called out to me Remember when I said “not this time” Stay away this time God, I know You’ve been near the whole time But God, sometimes You seem hard to find These days my pride has been making me blind Show me the place where this life is just a day Show me the day where the past will fall away Come tell my eyes to be open, open wide To be wide, to be wide Listen To The Cloud Hymn MP3: The Cloud Hymn - Wide Moon Pull the blankets tight just for the night Don’t let get inside Wrapped up the dark I feel apart Needing a fresh start When the moon runs its course too slow Then I run where I should not go When the moon shines across the snow In my mind winding winds I blow My worried mind has brought such heavy thoughts Waiting to be caught The light inside the window brings it on Waiting for the dawn You so long ago Came all alone You offer a hope Comfort the cold When the moon runs its course so slow Then I run where I should not go When the moon shines across the snow In my mind winding winds I blow