rainbow arabia - f.m. sushi (album preview) by Experimedia published on 2013/04/11 16:22:21 +0000 *Excerpts from the album. Now available at Experimedia.net.* This is the follow-up to Rainbow Arabia's critically-acclaimed debut LP on Kompakt, Boys and Diamonds (KOMP 088CD/KOM 217LP). Exploring a strange ecosystem balanced with equal parts tech-noir and Adriatic light, Rainbow Arabia land on a new world with their second full-length album FM Sushi. Vaporous FM-synthesized melodies streak across the planet's neon sky, disintegrating into its plush, hypnotic atmospheres. Two musical vectors simultaneously approach 1985 and 2025, intersecting briefly in the present. Their Weirding Modules* are armed with sounds reminiscent of Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Tangerine Dream, Vince Clark, and Jan Hammer. Rainbow Arabia prepare for a war of wavelengths where amplitude and timbre arrive at a sunset-lit shore, emerging from a white Ferrari, armed to the teeth, and prepared for action of Miami Vice magnitude. Tiffany's mercurial pop vocals float into a cavernous section of the subconscious, draped with plush tapestries of sound. With the addition of Dylan Ryan (Icy Demons, Cursive, Herculaneum, Michael Columbia), they have another force contributing to the evolution of their sound. Ryan's drive on tracks like "River's Edge" and "Three Moons" possesses a spellbinding motion where the listener is engaged by the rhythm; pushed, pulled, and pleased by cymbals, dropped into the mix like stones skipping over a still, mirror-like lake with treated delicate ambience. With its choir-like synths, analog sequencing and new age saxophone solos, FM Sushi is determined to set a crystalline path into a future filled with colors that mankind has named only in dream. *The Weirding Module is a sonic beam weapon that translates certain specific sounds into attacks of varying potency. The sounds that the device translates into attacks are presented as being somewhat rare.