The last album I got just because of the name. This time around I knew this was some good stuff, but I wasn't sure if it was gonna change up, or get all poppy or abstract or what. As it turns out, it's more of the almost exact same, including a few redos of songs on Falling Through A Field. That's not a bad thing, because as I noted before, Black Moth Super Rainbow (yeah, I know) has a sound unlike any other. This guy's love of analog synths, old-style drum machines, and voice filters knows no bounds and it shows. It's like Boards of Canada squared, or cubed, or times pi.
The gardeny fetish is still around - "Vietcaterpillar" makes a return along with other green-sounding sounds like "Seeds" and "Snail Garden." It's still basement-y and lo-fi, but I think it has better production this time around - the new "Vietcaterpillar" and other songs have more presence, more bass, a chunkier sound. Maybe he just turned the volume up, but it sounds good. Like the previous album, the beats are pretty simple and the tone is homogenous, but it's not such a big deal because nothing else sounds like this. If an indie rock band is simple and homogenous, well, they're out because there are other people playing guitars. But BMSR is in a league of its own soundwise, so if you complain, all you have to compare it to is itself. In any case, it's interesting and unique-sounding electro-analog music bites, so you should check it out.
Here's "Vietcaterpillar" by Black Moth Super Rainbow. Yeah, it's good. Man, if you want more, get the album! Or go to the old review.