Noise. Beauty. These things might be neighbours. Cloud Rat makes grind, a kind of soundmaking that paradoxically still registers as music. I remember watching the movie 'Sunshine' and was struck by how they dramatized the sun as hellishly powerful and obliterating, yet responsible for all life on Earth. I'm not saying grind core is the sun, but its possible that violent sound also has beauty. Here we have Cloud Rat leaning toward the latter. Zola Jesus is a nearby star.