Wednesday, September 13, 2017

BLACK MARE // "Death Magick Mother"

"Death Magick Mother" is the second proper full length album from Los Angeles, California’s BLACK MARE. Seven songs in length, this documentation 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 Timms 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. 

"Death Magick Mother" releases digitally everywhere on September 15, 2017 with LP’s not far behind. Live appearances are robust in conjunction with the album’s release and range from a midnight ceremony in celebration of a total eclipse with France’s CELESTE, a women’s mass replete with a bloodletting ritual, and even a traditional tour of the western United States in direct support of JUNIUS.  


All songs written, performed and recorded by Sera Timms 

“Babylon’s Fold” written by Sera Timms, Bryan Tulao, Jason Bennett, and Andrew Clinco 

Mixed by Andrew Clinco 

Mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering