Los Angeles, CA
Amidst a backdrop of political strife wherein such fundamental principles as the health, safety, and common decency toward women continue to erode more with each executive order and Twitter fit, the spirit of BLACK MARE stands unbridled under the singular vision and limitless purview of its driving force, one Sera Timms.
The project began in 2013 with the stunning debut album Field of the Host. Subsequent output included a split LP with SYNDROME and split 7" with LYCIA before BLACK MARE's second full-length, Death Magick Mother, hit digital services in September of 2017.
Seven songs in length, Death Magick Mother captures Timms amidst a dynamic cohesion and confluence of inspiration unlike any prior. Whereas previous output operated under a founding principle of rhythmic repetition and atmospheric simplicity toward trace-like escapism, Death Magick Mother is BLACK MARE stepping right in front of the lens for a closeup. Mixed by Andrew Clinco (of DRAB MAJESTY), bolder arrangements lend themselves toward soaring, dynamic vocal melodies and nuanced harmonization to highly-satisfying effect. Spot-on performances and command of all instrumentation across the spectrum further propels the sense of arrival in mastery over her chosen craft. In many ways, this album is an awakening for both its creator and listeners alike.
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