Thursday, July 26, 2007

Black Moth Super Rainbow - Dandelion Gum

Black Moth Super Rainbow
Dandelion Gum
(2007, Graveface)

Imagine being in the place that "Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds" is about. You know, picture yourself in a boat on a river with tangerine trees and marmalade skies.... rocking horse people eat marshmallow pies, cellophane flowers, etc. Well, if that place had a soundtrack it wouldn't be to the Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, it would be to Dandelion Gum. This mystical album is a wash of amazing sounds that pulse in and out of you as you listen. The synthesized vocals act as another instrument in the psychedelic pop electronica. It's a slow drunken album with a fairly lazy feel. I'm surprised we haven't seen more mention of Dandelion Gum this year. Raven Sings the Blues included it on his mid-year list (which you should check out) but other than that, this album is definitely not getting the credit it deserves. It's a treat of listening experience, one of the only recent electronica albums I fully enjoy front to back. And what's even more of a treat- Black Moth Super Rainbow has two upcoming shows in Salt Lake City.


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