«Polly wants a cracker» versus «Crack! Polly needs crack!»: Crack Cloud may not find that parrot-joke so funny !? It’s a fact that the Canadian multimedia collective doesn’t just explore drugs and depression in their music. Some members are actively working on the de-tabooing of such topics, as they used to be drug addicts and suffering from mental illness. At the same time Crack Cloud create a self-help program, musically manifested in a hypnotic mix of Punk, Talking Heads, Fela Kuti, Hip-Hop and Kraut.
Text: Stoph Ruckli