Black Moth Super Rainbow
Dandelion Gum


4.5
superb

Review

by FingerToes USER (2 Reviews)
November 9th, 2008 | 73 replies


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The closest thing to doing drugs other than doing drugs

I recently discovered Black Moth Super Rainbow, browsing through best of 2007 lists online, and seeing Dandelion Gum on several. I decided to give it a spin and downloaded a few tracks. I loaded them on to my ipod, layed in my bed, and started listening. The following few minutes were some of the strangest in my life. I was greeted by the opening keys of "Forever Heavy," and I remember feeling like I was literally floating through space. For awhile I wasn't entirely sure if I was asleep or awake, but I do know that I woke up the next morning with my headphones in, and within a few hours, I went to the cd store and picked up a copy.

I will say that the most notable part of the music on Dandelion Gum is the synth. The patches and filters they use are like nothing I've ever heard before. They usually have several layers in each song, and as a result create this sort of trance for the listener that you never want to end. I'll warn you, it's quite difficult to turn off a song when you're in the middle of it. It'll leave an empty feeling inside of you.

The vocals are another interesting part of Dandelion Gum. Tobacco, the singer for the band, uses a vocoder (I think) to change his voice into a very odd robot voice that shows up to sing abstract lines like "We wait in the summertime, we miss you in the summertime" or "Bring a sunrise, we have known, and find our way home." Interestingly enough though, the robot vocals fit the songs quite nicely and don't sound silly or pretentious, which is pretty difficult in itself.

The rhythym section of the band is pretty effective as well. The electronic drum beats aren't too much to write home about, but they fit the songs well and give the synth something to work with. It's the same situation for the bass really, but I will say that Sun Lips has a pretty excellent bassline. A lot of the bass work is difficult to hear though, as it is overpowered by vocals and synth.

All in all, Dandelion Gum is a pretty excellent buy for any fans of electronic and psychadelic music. It's got some of the most creative and original music I've ever heard, and I'm definitely planning to look into some of their older material as soon as I get the chance.


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00DK00
November 9th 2008


21 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this was way better than i expected

cbmartinez
November 9th 2008


2525 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

pretty good review, loved the summary as I think Black Moth Super Rainbow are the closest thing sonically I've found that resembles an acid trip.

DeathTheKid
July 22nd 2009


35 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Even I sometimes want to listen to something completely unnecessarily off-the-wall.

Counterfeit
September 29th 2010


17819 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Good review user who doesn't post anymore.
Album is awesome.

ratowitz
November 19th 2010


175 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This is absolutely amazing tripped-out music.

brutebeard
November 25th 2010


1655 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Hell yes. Thanks for reviewing.

JammithSpoonfuls
February 8th 2011


11 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Sun Lips

I love you Tobacco

psykonaut
February 8th 2011


3913 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

this album is dope

FingerToes
March 22nd 2011


27 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Though I don't post anymore, I still visit this site almost daily.

gaslightanthem
March 22nd 2011


5209 Comments


ahm

scissorlocked
March 22nd 2011


3510 Comments


awesome band name

something tells me that this is gonna be good

psykonaut
March 22nd 2011


3913 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

oh it is.

Ovrot
March 22nd 2011


10494 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

it's not bad

alachlahol
March 22nd 2011


7489 Comments


their best album TRUST me

Ovrot
March 23rd 2011


10494 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Album art still frightens me

Ovrot
March 23rd 2011


10494 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

when it comes up on my ipod i turn on the lock screen

Rev
March 23rd 2011


9423 Comments


I still need to hear this

Ovrot
March 23rd 2011


10494 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

That is not a chill cover
it is horrible acid fueled nightmares

Rev
March 23rd 2011


9423 Comments


I need to do acid more

sniper
March 23rd 2011


19050 Comments


acid mentioned. sniper appears.

but seriously, sometimes i think its a sixth sense. i'm gonna check this out.



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