Rainbow TV is a breathtaking audio snapshot that captures, contains and contorts those mid-70’s public broadcasts.
Whenever I’m looking for nostalgic electronics, faded psychedelic bits and bytes, or just fuzzy synthesizer trails, Eyesix has you well covered. And just as the Twoism collective discovers and dissects each Boards Of Canada frequency burst, I find that the folks at Eyesix are on the same wavelength. So it’s no surprise to hear that PBS’73 (aka Austin, Texas-based Elijah Franks) would evoke similar moods. Rainbow TV is a breathtaking audio snapshot that captures, contains, and contorts those mid-70’s public broadcasts.
Taking familiar foggy samples, downtempo percussion, and chilled kaleidoscopic rhythms “Sunflowers and Signals” calls for an elevated consciousness. The cyclical ambient buzz featured on “Warm Screen Child” displays a constant synth-line loop in hypnotic formation—causing a brief and beautiful interlude. As these seven tracks ebb and flow, their reach as far as the memory can see, “His Research” is a mystical smorgasbord. Slipping back and forth into simpler electrical glitches, melodies bounce off each other just as flickering beats slice through an atmospheric haze.
Rainbow TV is magnetic, tranquil and doesn’t let go—refined melodies from the past, primed for pure listening enjoyment today.
Rainbow TV is available on Eyesix.