Last night = 26 November.
A good 20 minutes wait in Lea Bridge Road, E5, when finally 56 bus turns up. By Lower Clapton Road, someone must have had the good idea to have a heart attack while crossing the road. No move for a further 20 minutes, ambulance bipping.
The Great Electric is on stage at 8.20pm @ The Lexington and it’s now 8.40pm... Ok, I was a little optimistic leaving my castle @ 7.50pm, but no rain and no peak hour = should have been cool!
When I arrive, Vision Fortune is on. Almost total darkness on stage leading to total eclipse... leaving a halo of “sun”light. That’s for the vision!
Their noise has not yet been identified but the South London-based experimental drone trio is clearly creating a hypnotic ambiance = a minimal electro-instrument loop punctuated with percussion and a voice that must come from space. One song ricocheting on various themes. This is how cruel those guys are. Taking you deep somewhere on apnea and leaving you breathless to the last second, eyes wide open! lights back on.
Time to breathe a bit and say hello to Mister Sonic Cathedral.
Chicago-based four-piece takes on stage = Disappears. Cavernous tribal minimalist tunes punch straight into the jaw! Shoegazing on a Wild at Heart lane, they take their spooky and dark sounds into some furious and enigmatic territories.
A je ne sais quoi in the infectious and mesmeric weirdness of Disappears that makes it feels quite all right to be part of this pure insanity!
Disappears = http://www.disappearsmusic.com/
Vision Fortune = https://soundcloud.com/visionfortune
The Great Electric = https://twitter.com/great_electric
http://www.soniccathedral.co.uk/ + a tribute to Kraftwerk = http://www.soniccathedral.co.uk/kraftwerk-tribute-single-out-now/
More pix on FB = https://www.facebook.com/babylondon.orbital
Stalk the twit on = https://twitter.com/bbldnrbtl - fresh videos