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 MAREstands unbridled under the singular vision and limitless purview of its driving force, one Sera Timms.
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.
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
01. Ingress to Form
02. Femme Couverte
03. Death By Desire
04. Coral Vaults
05. Babylon’s Fold
07. Inverted Tower