The Black Cloud
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The Black Cloud

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The best kept secret in music


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We just finished our "Patterns of Static" EP this month.


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Hailing from the musically fertile, and never conventional city of Dayton, Ohio, The Black Cloud offers yet another contribution from the seldomly predictable and often groundbreaking Gem City. Following similar musical pathways pioneered by previous Dayton bands such as Brainiac, Shesus, A Ten O'Clock Scholar, The Breeders and favorite sons Guided By Voices, The Black Cloud offers their unique approach to the re-invention of the musical wheel.
In an attempt to avoid all rock cliches and typical themes in general, sounds ranging from giant fuzzed out bass cacophony, high tension wire guitar tones infused with a generally massive drum noise, are all represented here, along with other sounds of unknown origin. The Black Cloud conjures up a plethora of mangled sounds and twisted images, enough to satisfy even the most extreme and freakish of musical tastes. Imagine a sound that reflects the metaphorical black cloud that perpetually looms over Dayton. Now imagine that same sound, on fire, billowing smoke and hurling projectiles in every direction. The end result is wonderful and simultaneously disturbing.
Three people are responsible for this beautiful chaos, Kevin Parrett, Craig Nichols and Duane Hart, who will one day have to answer for this, and perhaps prior musical transgressions. Until then, their new 5 song EP "Patterns Of Static" should be enough to warn listeners of the approaching cloud.........Run for your lives.