Analogue keyboards, live drumming, a dash of child-like innocence, voila! Black Mother Super Rainbow. The group's second album sees the five-piece further cultivating their sound into what would become the masterful lo-fi-tronica that graced 2007's Dandelion Gum. "Count Backwards to Black" is perhaps the best example of the group's novel take on Boards of Canada's synth psychedelia. Throughout its length, the main melody degrades in quality at odd moments before getting picked up by another more forceful theme. Hey, that's what friends (or The Seven Fields of Aphelion, Power Pill Fist, Iffernaut, Father Hummingbird and Tobacco as the members of the band have dubbed themselves) are for, right? On this expanded edition, listeners are greeted by two bonus cuts: "Sadness in Her Hair" and "Sun Stained Places."
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