Brightblack Morning Light at The Triple Door, Feb. 24, 2007. Photo by Michael Alan Goldberg.
Brightblack Morning Light
JAN 06 - Olympia, WA - Big Room (all ages)
JAN 08 - Seattle, WA - Vera Project (all ages)
FREE MP3(s): "Hollogram Buffalo," and "Oppressions Each" off Motion to Rejoin
I'm pretty sure I've listened to BBML's Motion to Rejoin more than any other record since it arrived in my inbox in September. And I swear I get at least a little contact high by the time I reach "Gathered Years," I curl up into my own virtual teepee by "Summer Hoof," and full-on paranoia settles in "When Beads Spell Power Leaf."
It's damn good record. From the self-titled predecessor, the freak folkers have broadened their pallet to include horns, flutes, and other psychedelic accessories. Fortunately they don't overdue it. The menu's not so vast that they fudge what makes them so intoxicating: the ability to lay down a beat, a drone, or a single note, and capture the imagination without the restriction of an overbearing melody.