Half-Handed Cloud

Upon the opening seconds of Half-hand Cloud's sophomore album, it seems very obvious that the Danielson Famile's Daniel C. Smith is involved in this record. Half-handed Cloud is the idea of John Ringhofer, a performance artist and multi-instrumentalist who is as enthusiastic with his music as the distinguished Smith is with his. Though his music is slightly more listenable than the typical Famile record, We Haven't Just Been Told, We Have Been Loved is equally open to spreading the gospel, with strong Christian ideals lingering throughout the 24 songs. Yet even if religion is not your forte, the charm of Ringhofer and his music is enough to please anyone who likes a good dose of lo-fi psychedelic pop innocent enough to soundtrack an episode of The Friendly Giant.