Experimental indie group Black Moth Super Rainbow will be at Union Transfer Friday December 7th. Â For those of you who are unfamiliar with their style, get ready to rock out in a very trippy, synthy kind of way.Â The group encompasses various styles into their music, including folk, electronica and pop, produced by instruments including the vocoder, Rhodes keyboard, and Novatron. Â The band has released five albums thus far, their latest being Cobra Juicy, which came out in October of this year. Â This latest effort shies away from all things hippie (as was the steeze of some of their previous work), and marks a real departure from lead songwriter Tobacco’s previous musical creations. Â The path leading up to the production of the album was slightly rocky, having started out with a different and less up to snuff record that would have been called Psychedelic Love Damage. The tracks on this would-be album just didn’t cut it with Tobacco, who trashed most of the record and dreamed up a fairly different animal.
The energy is definitely ramped up in parts of Cobra Juicey, especially in the first track â€œWindshield Smasherâ€, with rhythmic bumping and soaring synths supporting vocoder-drenched vocals. Â Things get a little more melodic and a tad gentler in â€œMelted like a Sundaeâ€, which seems much more like a song than the previous track, good to dance around to. Â And then of course there’s â€œPsychedelic Love Damageâ€ from the scrapped album, even more mellow than the previous two, including synthesized sounds dancing little arpgeggio-like lines up and down under more digitized vox cooing out a forlorn melody.
Union Transfer is located at 1026 Spring Garden Street.
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For music and more info: blackmothsuperrainbow.com