The fourth album from Pennsylvania six-piece Black Moth Super Rainbow invokes visions of rainbow-soaked sun showers on a lazy, blissful summer day.
Opener “Born on A Day the Sun Didn’t Rise” kicks the psychedelic trip off with a downtempo beat paired with vintage synthesizers, a Rhodes piano and vocals sent through a vocoder that include lyrics like, “Born in a world without sunshine/you, you’re the apple of my eye/born on a day the sun didn’t rise.”
Things get better and spacier on “Dark Bubbles,” a psychedelic-pop electronic song that recently drew praise from rapper Kanye West. (He even blogged about it.)
Throughout the rest of the album, Black Moth Super Rainbow channels the mellow moods and atmospheres of downtempo artists like Boards of Canada or Odd Nosdam, while also pushing a rock-oriented sound that at times brings to mind the defunct electronic rock group Add N to (X).
While definitely hypnotic, Eating Us shows just enough groove and bite—evidenced by the driving track, “Tooth Decay”—to make it an album that’s just as easy to listen to whether you’re starting your day with a cup of coffee or ending it with a good night’s sleep.