Started off as a solo project by Daniel Neagoe (Eye Of Solitude, Shape Of Despair), Clouds as a concept and band was born in early 2014 preceded by the loss of a close family member which triggered the band's ideology and approach. Clouds is just music made of feelings that the loss of a loved person would result.
Since then, Clouds has seen its sole entity enlarged by the joining of Jarno Salomaa (Shape Of Despair), Mark Antoniades (Eye Of Solitude), Deha (Imber Luminis), Kostas Panagiotou (Pantheist) and joined by Pim Blankenstein (Officium Triste) and Jon Aldara (Hamferd, Barren Earth) on vocals.
Departe, the second full length after 2014´s Doliu includes guest musicians like Shaun MacGowan (My Dying Bride) and Natalie Koskinen (Shape Of Despair).
Daniel Neagoe tells about the album "It is the second album after initially my thoughts were against it. I wanted to release one album and that's it. Clouds was supposed to be a one album band. However, the grief is not gone, I miss too much and that'll never go away.
There is something special in the simplicity of these songs, a truth and an honesty that I don't really know how to describe and no one will ever understand what I feel when I'm writing for this project. There is a certain honesty in letting loose those feelings. It's cathartic and true."
The album is presented as double gatefold LP on black vinyl and is strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide.