Fire-Toolz – “Rainbow ∞ Bridge”

Post Author: Jeff Cubbison

Chicago avant-vaporwave artist shares another taste of upcoming LP for Hausu Mountain

Fire-Toolz has been one of the most exciting names in experimental electronic music over the last few years. Armed with dreamy vaporwave atmospherics, pummeling rapid-fire beats and shrieking vocal dissonance, the Chicago-based artist has impressed on a variety of albums, including last year’s lush and expansive Field Whispers (Into The Crystal Palace). Today she shares a galvanizing video for brand new song “Rainbow Bridge,” the title track off her forthcoming LP which arrives on May 8 via Hausu Mountain.

Right out of the gate, machine gun-like digital percussion and blood-curdling screams swirl frantically before the track enters a peaceful lull, underscoring bending, twinkling synths and staticky swells of background static. Soon, a cavalcade of noodling guitars bleeds through the mix, giving the track its wondrous, shimmering kick. The song then powers down for a moment – a tranquil calm before the storm, in which a final last-gasp stratospheric noise crescendo brings everything to its explosive, cathartic conclusion.

The video clip, meanwhile, is crafted with deft visual aplomb; a flurry of eye-popping colors and graphic visual overlays conjure a kaleidoscopic, acid-washed visual tapestry. You can watch that video below, and pre-order Rainbow Bridge HERE.