A tiny mountain orchestra in a wooden box with rusty hinges.
turns out predominantly instrumental acoustic-folk tunes that are at times mournful and hypnotizing and at other times almost jazzy and vaudevillian in a playful, semi-improvisational way. It's the kind of music that deserves to be played over a silent film about being stranded in a dusty Western ghost town with the love of your life, a jug of whiskey (or absinthe), and physical manifestations of your most fond hallucinations and troublesome inner demons." - Rob DeWalt, Santa Fe New Mexican Pasatiempo, June 3-9, 2011.
Listening to Cloacas is like traveling sideways in time. This ensemble invokes elements of folk, classic Americana, classical, and American gothic styles as well as whatever their acoustic instruments inspire. With song titles like “Venetian Blind Man,” “Knuckle Butter,” and "Old Person's Book of Things," they present a humorous but sincere irony that is sometimes bittersweet and melancholic, and sometimes gangly-legged and goofy.