The Use (formerly Cloud Cloud) is the moniker taken on by composer, beat-maker, and multi-instrumentalist Michael Durek to make a saucy blend of pulsitile, structured, yet free electronic music making use of beats, synths, theremins, and sampled sounds recorded from Durek's everyday life that stretches from glitch-hop to IDM and ambient. Durek has performed in six different countries with PAS (Post Abortion Stress), leads a group called the SK Orchestra, co-organizes the Omega Sound Fix festival, plays in George Sand, Ping Pong, and has appeared on over a dozen albums.
Influences include Autechre, Phillip Glass, Dr. Dre, and Nosaj Thing.
The Use 'What's The Use?' (ALRN052)