[Zombies] Chicago Live and Direct 2/16/2011
jbeisler at gmail.com
Mon Feb 21 09:52:38 PST 2011
NYC got the bass test. The sound at the venue was perfect. What an
incredible show, it never ceases to amaze how HEAVY those beats sound in the
On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 4:50 PM, Jake Kindred <kindredjake at hotmail.com>wrote:
> I was also there and thoroughly impressed ... wasn't kidding about the beer
> bottle either ... BLAMMO !! I have also never experienced electrical conduit
> vibrating :-)
> Couldn't believe Dave could kneel on the floor that long.
> Too bad only one more U.S. show.
> > To: zombies at hollyfeld.org
> > Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 15:13:12 -0500
> > From: quiller1 at email.com
> > Subject: [Zombies] Chicago Live and Direct 2/16/2011
> > 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:
> > http://www.notbreathing.com/not_breathing/news.html
> > http://metrothegnome.com/
> > http://www.technorganicrecordings.net/About%20Falcotronik.html
> > 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.
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sbot-IaSPcw
> > 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
> > particular order:
> > God O.D. (uptempo)
> > I Got the Fear (part 2)
> > Helter Skelter
> > Radio Babylon
> > I Am Electro
> > Edge of No Control
> > Spinning Round Dub
> > Hellfire
> > Return to Bass
> > Luminol
> > Mnemonic
> > Let Me Set
> > # Zero
> > Quietus
> > Please
> > Totally Together
> > Zombie / TRS2
> > Penultimate Acid Test
> > Penultimate Drum Test
> > and an Encore
> > peace
> > quiller
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