[Zombies] Chicago Live and Direct 2/16/2011
quiller1 at email.com
quiller1 at email.com
Fri Feb 18 12:13:12 PST 2011
Got back from the show on Thursday after a six hour drive from Ohio and
it was well worth it.
The evening started off with Not Breathing: Dave Wright, Karl White,
and Falcotronik doing an improvised electronics and video performance
on the stage floor using, among other things, home-made analogue
synths, modified wii controllers, and video synthesizers. Noisy and
rhythmically complex, don't miss it. Dave even let me check out the
synth he made, real cool guy. Hey Dave, do you want me to send you
some knee pads? Must be uncomfortable kneeling on that stage.
Be sure to check these guys out:
Well, what can I say about MBM's set? Luminol drops and waves of low
end rattle my rib cage while turn of the century science cinema clips
move across the screens. This was how ACID was always meant to be
experienced, and I do mean experienced because you feel it more through
your body than your eardrums.
It was basically a statement to all the dubstep kids out there that
"we've been doing this kind of stuff for years and we do it better."
The visuals seemed a lot more focused this time with a little less of
the chaotic visual sampledelica and more of the kind of stuff Kraftwerk
did with their live show back in 2004.
Clips included everything, Our Man Flint, Boney M, Giorgio Moroder on a
vocoder, Lee Scratch Perry, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, RCA stereo
demonstrations from the '50's, viral internet videos, military g-force
tests, gurning competitions, and a Japanese man playing rock 'n' roll
on his Casio-esque keyboard.
The highlight of the show for me was the Penultimate Drum Test with
Christopher Walken shouting for more cowbell while clips of Charlie
Mingus and the drummer from Weather Report play over top.
The only disappointment I'd say was the absence of any material from
Subliminal Sandwich or Actual Sounds + Voices and they couldn't play
the Penultimate Bass Test, I think because the bass would have wrecked
the sound system!
Here's a set list of the tracks I remember them playing in no
God O.D. (uptempo)
I Got the Fear (part 2)
I Am Electro
Edge of No Control
Spinning Round Dub
Return to Bass
Let Me Set
Zombie / TRS2
Penultimate Acid Test
Penultimate Drum Test
and an Encore
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