Song of the Day: Mozart Parties – Black Cloud

John Hall

Finger-clicks, sweetly-sung melodies and a vaguely syncopated rhythm may seem out of place in a song about living under a cloud of depression, but Mozart Parties (AKA James Bennett) clearly approaches the whole ‘nervous breakdown thing’ with an element of black humour. The song’s heavy, occasionally overdriven bassline suggests an Afrobeat influence (albeit one that comes via Vampire Weekend) while the subtly-mixed, reverb-laden guitars are probably the only instrument to really echo the song’s gloomy subject matter.

Mozart Parties – Black Cloud from rob heppell on Vimeo.

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  • Antonio Marquez

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  • reiner

    Mozart’s parties were probably a lot more interesting than this. He was a whizz at billiards, for one thing.

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