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CRACK CLOUD – Pain Olympics (DINKED NO.52)


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  • 180 g Dark Green Vinyl *
  • 7” of 2 unreleased tracks *
  • Numbered Edition *
  • Gatefold Sleeve
  • Download Code

*Exclusive to Dinked Edition

Released by : Meat Machine

Label: Tin Angel

limited to only 500 copies! 


 Like Psychic TV before them, Crack Cloud have a philosophy, and one that

they are not afraid to wear on their sleeves. While their anarchic, phantasmagorical

visuals, heavy use of symbology, and seemingly never-ending

cast of colourful collaborators have often invited cult comparisons, this

really does the collective no justice.


There is no apocalyptic death drive here; no cult of personality; no hierarchy of

power. While frontman and lyricist Zach Choy is in many ways the face of the

group, the collective is one founded on equality, and in his cryptic lyrical blend ing

of poetics, polemics and personal experience, Choy is truly the mouthpiece

of something far larger than himself. Nowhere else is this more apparent than

on the album’s first single, ‘The Next Fix.’


What begins as a caustic, claustrophobic account of addiction swells into a

sprawling, euphoric hymn as Choy is joined by a choir of seemingly endless celestial

voices. Less a cult then; more a church. Listening to this song or watching

 its accompanying self-directed video is a truly spiritual experience, and in its

building, jubilant movement it offers a glimpse of Crack Cloud’s most vital message

 using community to turn adversity into hope. This isn’t just bravado; its a

 story born of deep, personal experience. Crack Cloud operate on the frontline

 of Canada’s out-of-control opiate crisis, mobilising and organizing in Vancouver’s harm reduction programmes.


 The group themselves have had their fair share of trauma, and the collective

 offers its members a vital vehicle for rehabilitation and recovery. As the tagline

 on the album’s back cover makes clear then, this is absolutely ‘based on true shit.




 Tracks: Post Truth (Birth Of A Nation) / Bastard Basket / Somethings Gotta Give

/ The Next Fix (A Safe Space) / Favour Your Fortune / Ouster Stew / Tunnel Vision



Additional information

Weight500 g
Dimensions31.5 × 31.5 × .06 cm
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