Despite working mostly in obscurity, experimental electronic project Black Moth Super Rainbow has made a tremendous impact through their wizardry and mysterious, (mostly) anonymous presence – enveloping you in trippy, gloomy, maybe even unsettling moods fed by grooves and riffs coloring the soundscape with equally psychedelic, hypnotic hues. These are tracks to disappear in. Mesmerizing. This year, for their first recording since 2012’s Cobra Juicy, BMSR hones in on a slightly more ominous edge, perhaps a darker realm, with Panic Blooms. Front man Tobacco (Tom Fec) seizes upon themes of desperation, hopelessness, desolation – those negative sensations that have stripped you down in the aftermath of destruction. The sun went out and you’re there with a broken flashlight, or a lighter that doesn’t even work that well. To hell with the garden you were trying to grow.
BMSR is in Austin for a show tonight at the Mohawk, 912 Red River, on the outside stage, with The Stargazer Lilies and Air Credits. Doors at 6:30 pm. And don’t miss out on Genuine Leather‘s single release show on the inside stage, with PR Newman and Being Dead. All of this badassery on a Tuesday night is well worth your time. Very recommended.
-BMSR image courtesy of the artist.