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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Black Moth Super Rainbow - Lost Picking Flowers In The Woods

Pittsburgh collective Black Moth Super Rainbow is in love with the sounds of cheap and vintage keyboards; the Casio's dinky chime, the Rhodes' percussive skip and the Moog's flatulent squeal. With each successive release, BMSR jettisons a superfluous element of its music in order to give listeners a stronger concentration of the analog warmth that only those aforementioned instruments can provide. On their 2004 album Start a People, BMSR replaced the raspy whispers that made their previous work an acquired taste with the smoother sound of the Vocoder. On their followup EP Lost, Picking Flowers in the Woods, they got rid of the slow, queasy vibrato.

Lost, Picking Flowers in the Woods boasts some of the group's most upbeat material yet. The title track begins with an ascending melody played on a Rhodes piano, which is then drowned out by booming drum programming straight out of a Chemical Brothers record. A hissing synthesizer line swoops in during the second half, and the song ends with the brash sound of gongs being struck. Before the song can come to a full stop, it is interrupted by the second track, Caterpillar House,� which sounds like an even faster version of the title track. Every song runs right into the next, giving the EP a suite-like flow; the brief, minimal ditties gain more purpose when book-ended by longer, more developed tracks. By itself, the 90-second Chinese Witch Guy with an Axe�is merely a low-fi loop experiment that happens to have an awesome title. It sounds better, though, when placed between the wistful Drippy Eye� and the live-band funk of Flowers Grow Here.

As with BMSR's previous work, listening to this EP makes me feel as if I'm being serenaded in the sunshine by the universe's most benevolent aliens. This group's music comes from a parallel universe that I wouldn't mind getting lost in more often.
(Year of Release: 2006)

Track List:
1. Lost, Picking Flowers in the Woods
2. Caterpillar House
3. Algae
4. They Live in the Meadow
5. Drippy Eye
6. Chinese Witch Guy With An Ax
7. Flowers Grow Here
8. Hairy Mouth
9. Side 8
10. Untitled

Download: Black Moth Super Rainbow - Lost Picking Flowers In The Woods (36.1MB)


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Anonymous said...

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Thanks from Spain.

stopthecity said...

Ello.WOW!Did'nt like this on first listen, but now I bloody love it!Ethereal trippy stuffTanx for turning me on...