Black Moth Super Rainbow - Eating Us
Pittsburgh-based electronic indie band Black Moth Super Rainbow are back with a new album. Eating Us is the fourth full length studio record from the group.
Produced by Mercury Rev's Dave Fridmann, the album is an journey through various branches of electro-weirdo music. The album kicks off with the hypnotic "Born On a Day the Sun Didn't Rise" before transitioning into "Dark Bubbles", a song awash with analog vibe.
Both lightness and dark are explored on various tracks throughout the album. "Twin of Myself" is a bright and sunny stroll through the park. It's doppelganger is "Iron Lemonade" with its subtly evil warbling strut, while "Tooth Decay" has a psycho-sexual "Warm Leatherette" undertone bubbling just below the surface.
"American Face Dust" is particularly noteworthy. The banjo-plucking intro serves to bring a touch of roots rock to the electronic proceedings. Thankfully the band is skillful enough in their execution to steer clear of "Cotton Eye Joe" territory.
Like most electronic music there are definite lulls on Eating Us. Songs like "Gold Splatter" and "Fields Are Breathing" are tracks that really go nowhere, and do so slowly. Fortunately, most of the songs on Eating Us are strong enough to help us forgive these meanderings.
Looking for some electronic music with some punch (Stereolab on 'roids?), then Eating Us may be just the ticket.
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