Cloud Tangle is the solo project of multi-instrumentalist and producer Amber Ramsay, which combines visual media and composition to evoke a mood equally devastating and beautiful. The project formed in late 2014 and founded its relevance in 2016 through live shows in Brisbane. Stemming from bedroom focused production and expansive instrumentation; the project forms its own unique sound that falls into a dark dream-pop genre with elements of lo-fi and orchestral instrumentation. Ethereal vocals soar above intricate melodies and lush synthesizers, dragging you ever downward into a floating atmosphere. The sonic elements gather with rawness and texture, while lyrical content stems from deep concepts of human emotions.
Cloud Tangle initially formed a following through regularly released, free to download tracks online, which were followed by debut release POCKET in 2017. Since then, many of these songs have spread to the corners of the internet in many countries around the globe. The ever evolving output of material aims to create the ultimate live delivery of DIY music and visual aesthetic as one. The project continually takes a developing shift in sound, with debut album Kinds of Sadness exploring a soft cinematic approach followed by Swells in 2021 which delivered a brooding synth-centred collection. 2022 sees the release of the Killing Eve inspired track 'Eve', the solidification of the new live quartet arrangement and new music waiting in the wings. Harnessing all of these releases is local label 4000 Records, where the project's roots in Brisbane are owed.
Ramsay’s production and writing style takes influence from an array of genres and film soundtracks, inspired heavily by the likes of Thom Yorke, Beach House, Sufjan Stevens and David Lynch to name a few. Beyond music releases, Cloud Tangle has branched out into other areas of creative expression such as poetry, composing for short films, photography as well as designing and tailoring outfits for the stage. Being the sole performer, writer and producer is within the hopes to elevate the rise in DIY artists and encourage others to pursue their creative artistic passions.