Category: Cloud Music

What’s the perfect music to listen to as you kick back and watch the clouds drift by? These tracks were suggestions by our members. If you’ve got a suggestion for music to watch clouds by – or you’ve created some yourself – let us know and we’ll post it here.

“GND Lift” by Sam Handwich

The Sam Handwich Band heard about us on the New York Times “The Daily” podcast. They told us they were amazed that something like our Society exists and wanted to share their music video with us, because it’s full of wonderful cloud images!

Harmonielehre: III. Meister Eckhardt and Quackie

Jason Weir recently proposed this piece for the Music to Watch Clouds by page. He wrote, “Imagine you are an eagle flying high above the mountains, soaring between layers of cloud, one moment your vision obscured by gentle droplets, the next catching a glimpse of the vast upper atmosphere with its deepening blue hues…”

Slow Clouds

Greg West suggested “Slow Clouds” from the album “Roan Mountain Suite” by The Kruger Brothers and the Kontras Quartet for our music to watch clouds by section.

The Coming of Autumn

This is an original composition by Kym “Bid” Bidstrup and he says of it “Once again, this track came with memories and murmurings of my time in England.

Laurianne Fiorentino – A Long Smoke

This is an original composition sent in my Laurianne Fiorentino who wrote “Assembled from photos cloud and video files I have taken in New Mexico, USA, and from a plane. The music is an improvisation between Michael Kott (cello) and I (flute), captured impromptu in Nashville. I’d love to hear your comments!”

The Go-Betweens – Clouds

Society member, Stephen Costantelos, suggestion “Clouds” by The Go-Betweens. From Brisbane’s best on their album 16 Lovers Lane. “I took their top prize and paid them back with rain.”

Kym “Bid” Bidstrup – Sunlight on Water

An original piece by Kym “Bid” Bidstrup who says it inspired by the exquisite duck pond in Barnes, London, UK, a magnificent place to spend time lost or found – or both – in thought.
This is the Extended Version.
In this version you might hear some frog noises, an extra ripple or two, a dragonfly that I’m especially proud of creating musically, and, well, whatever duck imaginings you can conjure.

Joni Mitchell – Both Sides Now

Suggested by Helen Glazer – Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchell. The lyrics say it all…

“Bows and flows of angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere
I’ve looked at clouds that way
But now they only block the sun
They rain and snow on everyone
So many things I would have done
But clouds got in my way
I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now From up and down, and still somehow It’s cloud illusions I recall I really don’t know clouds at all”

Mike Oldfield – Far Above the Clouds

“Far Above the Clouds” – Tubular Bells III – Mike Oldfield, was suggested by Society member, Clare P.

She wrote “Awesome track. I recently gave a small talk on clouds and this was one of half a dozen cloud tracks in the soundtrack for the group work”.

Winterlight – A Sky Full of Clouds

Cloud Appreciation Society member, Mark Johnson, has recommended this music by Winterlight.

Composer, Tim Ingham, found he could use a laptop late at night once his family had retired for the night to create his own electronic version of the kind of warm, hazy sounds that he had gravitated to since his youth and recorded two singles as Winterlight for UK label Years Without Art.

Claude Debussy – Nuages (Nocturne)

According to the French composer, Claude Debussy, “‘Nuages’ renders the immutable aspect of the sky and the slow, solemn motion of the clouds, fading away in grey tones lightly tinged with white.”

Suggested by Erin Weaver (Member 37,688)