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The Use

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 Musique, 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.

Joy of Violent Movment, about a recent performance with Rachel Mason, wrote about The Use's sounds "Sonically, it reminded me quite a bit of Kid A-era Radiohead — having an icy sheen, the music came at weird angles."