Black Moth Super Rainbow flutters far beyond intuitive sonic boundaries, taking contemporary constructs – rock, pop and electronic, and a heavy dose of shoegazing – to form a dense collection of scintillating sounds that swirl, sizzle and burst like holiday sparklers. Eating Us steps further out of bounds, flirting with a vast palette of soul and technology, a sweet specter that is as mechanical as it is passionate.
Fueled by robust, bubbling bass; frenetic, swelling synths; and robotic, vocoder lyricism; Eating Us gnaws at the notion of sonic exploration. It encapsulates a 21st century passion, where hooks flow deep in the undertow rather than across the speeding currents. Enveloping nuances emerge from the core, rather than from superficial, slight-of-hand and studio wizardry; undulating grooves pierce the surface fully formed, expelled from the dark depths to explode in a skittering, sonic mist.
Even at its most surreal, Eating Us is remarkably engaging, nearly infectious. Despite the apparent technical leanings and production by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, MGMT, Weezer), the album is unscrubbed and eerily natural, allowing character to emerge at will from each of the album’s 11 tracks. Bridging the electronic and organic, Black Moth Super Rainbow is forging a new musical vision that sounds more relevant with each listen.
Eating Us is out now on Graveface Records.