Mouse on the Keys: Spectres de Mouse

This was written over three listens… sort of.

I was looking to capture the song any way I could. I think I should’ve pushed more for imagery than anything else as this song works with a sense of imagery really well.

Mouse on the Keys’ “Spectres de Mouse” is from An Anxious Object.

I hope you enjoy.

A percussive crash along with a strike on the keys as other keys seem to oscillate around a point. The crash and strike thump together a few more times before the percussion begins playing a quiet and careful racket. There’s an interplay going on and the mood already is firmly set.

The keys continue to strike out, providing more of a sense of shifting melody, remaining dramatic and emotive until the right sort of moment is struck upon. It spreads out and the keys play out with a sense of twinkling. Soon they pull back and resume striking before flowing once more.

Once more they pull back and once more they come forward, at first seeming to be experiencing something intense and perhaps violent before flowing forward with the rhythm.

The percussion pulls back and the keys become more gentle, though a sense of tension remains. The sense of drama sticks and the heaviness continues onward. The percussion picks back up as does a climactic nature in the keys. They dance with each other and flow forward, eventually reaching a point where the oscillating returns and all seem to unify and reach the final notes just before the song ends.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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