Black Moth Super Rainbow 9/20 @ First Unitarian Church
Paul Eberly | On 07, Oct 2011
Being a fan of Black Moth Super Rainbow‘s (BMSR) take on psychedelic electronic pop, naturally I was very excited to find out they were playing the First Unitarian Church. A small intimate venue (literally the basement rec room of the church) could not have been a better place to see the enigma known as BMSR.
I believe the genre of psychedelica gives bands the opportunity to expand on what listeners hear on their albums. BMSR take this concept and run with it. The first thing that anyone would have noticed is the drums. They were absolutely huge. Drummer D. Kyler had no problem creating a pulse that shook the room and laid groundwork for the rest of the group to follow suit. The highlight of the night came in the form of analog synth and keyboard player ‘The seven fields of aphelion’ or birth name Maureen Boyle. This woman is an absolute wizard on the keys and definitely knows how to add to the live experience. Filling the air with strange new sounds coming from oscillations and modulations of notes while not straying too far from what everyone knows on the albums. She patched together an incredible set from her impressive analog synth arsenal. Top notch musician, hands down. BMSR then takes the show to a whole new level by creating a complete audiovisual experience by projecting strange movie clips and still shots onto a screen behind them.
Black Moth Super Rainbow are a one of a kind group that create pure psychedelic electronic pop that allows listeners to taste colors and hear shapes….. without doing anything too illegal.
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