Label: Self-Released The man, the myth, the legend Cloudkicker (aka Ben Sharp) has been sharp with instrumental musical creations ever since his MySpace days back in 2008. His brand of music can be boiled down to progressive greatness of the complex variety. As a professional commercial airline pilot, Ben has never pursued Cloudkicker as a full-time career, offering each and every album release as a “name your price” download on Bandcamp in turn. The quality of his music has never suffered for this, making him an easy favorite in the modern Progressive Metal underground. His latest record goes by the name of “Solitude” and was undoubtedly inspired by this year’s quarantine situation. In a way, this album is the combination of the best Cloudkicker elements from the past and present making a sort of retrospective effort that also stands on its own two legs. It further pushes the narrative behind this musical project in a positive trajectory and listeners will thoroughly enjoy the experience.