Silver Moth Share Animated Video For “Sedna” From Acclaimed Debut Album “Black Bay” -November UK Tour

October 30, 2023
credit: Peter Millson

Silver Moth Share Animated Video For “Sedna” From Acclaimed Debut Album “Black Bay”

UK Tour Begins 5th November

About to embark on their first-ever UK tour in support of their acclaimed debut album Black Bay, now Silver Moth share a stunning animated video for “Sedna”, the haunting closing track on the album. “A song for the sea”, Sedna was created as an improvisation which stemmed from a sample made by Elisabeth Elektra who comments: “The sea at Black Bay where we recorded the album was a huge inspiration, and reminded me of myths I feel personally connected to such as the story of Sedna, the Inuit underworld sea goddess.”

The video was created as a collaborative effort between drummer Ash Babb and animator Phillip Everett. A reimagining of the Sedna myth which informs the song, the video combines 2D animation with AI generated imagery through a Gothic lens in an homage to early 20th century print illustration

A stunning video to accompany this rich, moving ensemble. The emotional components make up this vivid voyage, the growing intensity, the alluring vocal harmonies, one of the most exhilarating releases.

Silver Moth UK tour:

Sunday 5th November – Totnes Barrel House tickets

Tuesday 7th November – Colchester Arts Centre tickets

Wed 8th November – Lewes – Con Club tickets tickets

Thursday 9th November – Cambridge – Portland Arms tickets

Saturday 11th November- Glasgow – Stereo tickets

Sunday 12th November – Manchester – Deaf Institute tickets

Monday 13th November – London – Oslo tickets

Silver Moth have shared videos for the tracks “The Eternal” and “Mother Tongue”.

A leap of faith reaps extraordinary rewards on Black Bay, an album of depth, atmosphere and daring from the collective known as Silver Moth. Recorded under unusual circumstances, Black Bay is the sound of seven storied musicians yielding to shared goals; a policy of trust in action. Between hushed incantations and molten guitars, 15-minute noise-rock epics and healing psalms, the record is a testament to connectivity and receptivity: to a union of disparate minds committing to something greater than the sum of its parts.

Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai, Elisabeth Elektra, Evi Vine, Steven Hill, members of Abrasive Trees, Burning House and Prosthetic Head convened to improvise the album in early 2021, following a Twitter exchange between Abrasive Trees guitarist/songwriter Matthew Rochford and musician Elisabeth Elektra about the Isle of Lewis. A couple of Zoom meetings would subsequently lead to Rochford, Elektra, Vine, Braithwaite, Hill, drummer Ash Babb and cellist Ben Roberts visiting the dramatic location of Great Bernera’s Black Bay Studios on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, where they tracked the songs in just four days: a testament to the musicians’ focused openness to their shared mission and environment.

Because we didn’t know each other before we went to Black Bay,” says Elisabeth, “we went into a really intense creative mode as soon as we got there. We were in a bubble and there was a lot of collective grief going on, so it was like a pressure cooker, but I think some real beauty came out of it.”

Described by Elisabeth as “the magician who brought it all together,” Pete Fletcher’s production shows great sensitivity to space and mood. The cumulative effect is an album of elemental force and evocative poise, its controlled power focused around the ego-free chemistry between the players. By abandoning all certainties, Silver Moth have found something truly special on Black Bay.

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