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2017-09-23 Konserthuset, Oslo

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  • Started 9 months ago by Devotional
  • Latest reply from supernaut


  1. Devotional

    Looking very much forward to tomorrow. Maybe the "mystery fourth member" will be unveiled too, so they can pull out some of the as of yet unplayed tracks from The Tower?

    Will they play one long set or three smaller ones?

    We'll see!

    Posted 9 months ago #
  2. Devotional

    Posting the real setlist here to avoid confusion:

    Set 1: (20:30 - 21:40)

    The Tower
    In Every Dream Home
    The Cuckoo
    Upstairs / Downstairs
    Hell, Part 1-3
    Un Chien d'Espace (30 mins)

    Set 2: (22:12 - 23:35)

    Intrepid Explorer
    Bartok Of The Universe
    Heartattack Mac
    Lacuna / Sunrise
    Ship Of Fools
    Here Be Monsters

    TOTAL: 2h 43m (+ 22m pause between sets)

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  3. Devotional

    This was the best Oslo-show since I don't know when...

    Posted 9 months ago #
  4. remialeksander

    A really good concert. Un Chien d'espace and HBM was magnificant.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  5. Krist Rampage

    Awesome setlist again! No surprises but excellent nonetheless. Un Chien ánd Here Be Monsters ánd Heartattack Mac. Awesome. Question: last year the intro and jam part of HBM was played with both Snah and Bent on keys. Is this also the case on this tour?

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  6. manbitecat

    Tomas played some keys. Snah played guitar on the whole thing.

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  7. ijustpop

    Context: seen 35 MP gigs. Not so many in the past 10 years. I like parts of LLM, HBM and The Tower is still good two weeks in. Except the Opera shows and Tussler gigs, it's the best I've seen in 15 years. ( regarding HBM: Just Bent on keys +Maybe Thomas?)

    Liked the setlist. Would of course have liked more oldies, but I knew what to Expert. Loved the kamming middel of Un Chien - completely New to me. Great Heartattack Mac which made me want to hear Black to Comm. A shame they disn't play ASFE which is growing from a decent single to a great song.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  8. Kid A

    Wow, that’s the setlist I want for Bremen as well!
    Just throw in Greener somewhere and I’m the happiest guy on the planet

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  9. ijustpop

    Loved heaRING Manmover and Upstairs/Downstaira fleshed out. Missed another guitarist, especially on Lacuna where Snah played his solo (poorly?) over the quiet parts. Best thing about this show was the seated venue. Very very quiet audience (Saturday night??) and a room + PA which lends itself to lower volumes. The low volume dynamics and details of the sound was miles and miles better than anything I've heard at an MP-show before. They need to come back and explore/take advantage of this again! And for the umptenth time I was boken away by the tightness and TRØKK from the three guys on stage (and the stummende is new!!)

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  10. otherdemon

    @Devotional: They also played Cloudwalker in the middle of the 1st set. I think
    maybe between The Cuckoo and Up/Down.

    HBM: Bent played keys on it, while Snah fiddled around with his effect pedals.

    One person only in the merch stand when you have an exclusive tour only EP out? Really?
    Massive fucking queues all over. What a retarded decision. I missed the beginning of Manmower because of that.

    I have to admit I've seen better shows. It was all just a continous all-out attack "wall of sound" in your face the entire show. Little dynamics and time to breathe, really. And the sound was meh where I was sitting.

    Sorry to be a party-pooper, but I just didn't get that "a-ha" feeling that I usually do at a MP concert. Or maybe I'm just spoiled, I don't know.

    Highlights: Dream Home, Un Chien, Manmower, Lacuna (all fantastic and top notch)
    Lowlights: Hell 1-3 (a 15 minute waste of time), Feel (tossed off in a hurry), HBM (too fast and chaotic to ever be an emotional climax as last encore, Rockefeller '16 was way better)

    Tomas did a fine job, at least.

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  11. gyankumar

    Nope; Motorpsycho concert seated doesn't do it for me and to have half an hour break after a phenomenal Chien de Space really killed the concert atmosphere totally. Yet, they really managed fine to take on the lead again after the break. I never quite understand why the Norwegian and especially the Oslo crowd always needs to be so talkative, something that would not happen in Eindhoven, Bremen, Tilburg or Brussels.
    Congratulations Tomas!!! What a punch that drummer has even though his drumming with Yodok III or Werl appears to me much more intensive and creative! I've taken on the journey from Germany or Sweden to See MP in Norway many times and usually I drove back with a smile on my face, exhausted and sweaty. Today I felt pretty bored on my seat and maybe Bent felt the same when he asked the crowd : "Have you already fallen asleep". Happy to have the chance to see them in Stockholm at Strand in a few weeks; than on the other hand, Stockholm has not been the most memorable city for Motorpsycho concerts. Good were the days when still living in Belgium, The Effenaar, 013, Botanique, Live Music Hall, Patronats were all on reach on one tour. After last years HBM tour 12" mania I was more than surprised and after 50 minutes in a queue also pretty pissed off that there is as only one person in the mercy stand taking payments by card and mobile!!! Unbelievable! Sorry, didn't want to spoil it!

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  12. Devotional

    @otherdemon, well spotted! I was typing on my phone on the way home, and it went a bit fast. Updated the post.

    HBM was supposed to end set 2, with "Feel" being a possible encore, but they changed that around.

    Re: "Hell, Part 1-3", I don't normally disagree with you on a lot of things, but that was by far the biggest (positive) surprise of the show for me. I never cared for it before (to put it mildly), either on the record or live, but tonight it was astounding imho.

    The setlist might not look super-exciting on paper, but it worked so well in the context of Konserthuset, with the room and the seated audience, set 1 in particular had an excellent flow to it. I passed a guy with a t-shirt that read "Do The Epic Stuff", and they definitely did. I suppose one man's "wall of sound" is another man's psychedelic heaven, or maybe you were unlucky with the sound. The sound was really good in the middle of row 9 where I sat, save from the drums. The snare in particular was drowning quite a bit. I also got the impression that Tomas struggled a bit with the monitor. He did signal as much at one point during set 2, and he wasn't totally in sync with Bent during the build-up in Un Chien (an otherwise AMAZING K9 style "Faster / Rounder"-section).

    Highlights for me: "Un Chien", "Intrepid Explorer" (WOW), "Heartattack Mac", "Hell", the ending of "Ship Of Fools", the mid-part of "Here Be Monsters". I agree that the opening of HBM was better at RF16, but the middle was super-intense here, and Tomas sitting down between Bent and Snah at the end was a beautiful moment. "Manmower" was also better here than RF16.

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  13. ijustpop

    Regarding the 20min intermission after Un Chien: I loved it, but I degree that Manmower suffered from it. They need tonplay anlonger song AS 1st song after the break. Starting with Inteepid Explorer and them Manmover would have breen better.

    And regarding the show being an all out attack fest: I partially agree (The Tower songs are HEAVY) and after Geb every MP show I've seen have been like that - at least the Rockefeller + varous Østlandet-gigs. I didn't see any of the Blissard-gigs with Reine Fisk which probably was a big mistake.
    (I keep forgetting that TM-show at Øya which made me cry and the great Demon Box thing at Høvikodden).

    Don't think I'll bother with another Rockefeller show unless they do a Trust Us redux tour or something.
    I sat dead center on the 4th row and didn't hear any of that Bent-at-Rockefeller-bassrumble that drownes all nuances.

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  14. ijustpop

    Yeah, Thomas had an annoying rattling in his snare drum.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  15. welderboy

    set list from TOS...
    HELL 1-3
    ----SET II
    -----HBM II
    After TOS's set list....amazing sound and audience.

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  16. marc

    For my taste, they could leave out Cloudwalker and Hell for the benefit of some other songs. Not that they are bad songs, but there is so much riff-heavy stuff prominent in the set already. Anyway, looking forward to Leipzig, knowing that they love the place.

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  17. otherdemon

    @Devotional: Yeah, I sat on the 3rd row on the balcony, and there everything just meshed into one big wall of sound where I at times couldn't distinguish any instruments from eachother. I did fear it in advance, because I saw Opeth @ Konserthuset last year from roughly the same spot, and the sound then was horrendous. So I think the venue just isn't suitable for these types of concerts.

    Re Hell 1-3: It's strange really. I like the studio-version, and the live ones I heard @ Rockefeller '13 and '14 were good. But I think it's overplayed and worn out now; they've done what they can do with it live. And there are too many other similar songs in the setlist nowadays.

    Tomas has gelled quite nicely with Bent & Snah, so I have a feeling they're just going to get better and better throughout the tour. I'm actually considering going to Berlin in November to get one of those shows late in the tour when they are a well-oiled machinery with insane interplay skills.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  18. Reinseth

    I sat in the middle of row 2 in the balcony, and the sound was an improvement over Terminalen last Wednesday.The vocals were clearer, and some songs that didn't work at Terminalen came to life here. Especially Heartattack Mac which was just a mess at Terminalen. Intrepedid Explorer, however, didn't work for me here. The pedal bass from Bent is just too static and loud and drowns his guitar. I don't think they need that extra bass at all.

    A bit disappointed that this show didn't differ from the previous shows. Had expected something special since they booked Konserthuset. But a great gig nevertheless. Well worth the trip.

    Highlights for me:
    Heartattack Mac
    Ship of fools (which blew my mind)

    Edit: typo

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  19. Reinseth

    The performance and appearance when playing Hell really brought Deep Purple Live in Japan to mind. Especially with the seated audience.

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  20. DandelionPowderman

    A lovely show! Has Snah been taking singing lessons, LOL, he was on pitch for most of the show. In fact his singing was top notch!

    Highlights for me: Intreprid Explorer (fantastic!), Un Chien D'Espace, Feel, Upstairs / Downstairs, The Tower, Bartok Of The Universe (Sooo powerful) and Heart Attack Mac.

    A great show. Sounded excellent from row 26. It took a couple of songs to get the sound adjusted, though.

    PS: It helped to yell at the guy at the merch stand. He came running over to me with the EP and a t-shirt as soon as I asked him (loudly) not to exclusively serve the guys in the middle of the queue

    Posted 9 months ago #
  21. mikke

    Indeed, I really wonder what's reason behind the huge improvement in vocals.
    Whatever it is or whatever happen it should be done years ago.

    Oslo show was quite similar to Trondheim show, no big surprises. Playing K9 in Oslo seems to a tradition they wanted to continue (it's was born in Oslo after all).

    Downside was that some shorter songs had to be removed, in a set that have lots of long pieces already, shorter softer songs could break up the set in a good way.

    The sound was really great on the floor (one of the best I have heard).

    Best part for me was Heartattack Mac, Lacuna and Ship Of Fools.

    Audience was almost to quiet for bent (almost made him worried?), snah liked it. Of course snah was correct

    Wish list for upcoming shows: skip HBM and K9 and replace with shorter and older songs,
    add Stardust & Sonata and get asfe into shape, it should be a master piece if done right.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  22. supernaut

    I wouldn't mind a seated show nowadays. 2,5 hours... geeez.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  23. Large

    Great show. My first time at KONSERHUSET.

    Great punch in the bass & drums from row 10, but anyone else felt the guitar-sound was too low in the mix ?!

    Highlights; Feel, Dream Home, k-9, HBM.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  24. DandelionPowderman

    Yes, it was a bit low in the mix at times. Then again, my seat was on Bent's side

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  25. tkm

    I was in row 11 and felt the guitar was too loud in some parts of the mix..

    Posted 9 months ago #
  26. Spacebandit

    Sorry, I've not been there...but I like what I hear...on DIME now...
    Inner Orbits left...

    Posted 9 months ago #
  27. Bartok

    Hey Spacebandit (or anyone else), maybe a stupid Q, but started a DIME account and I can't find the Torrent download, is there some trick I don't know? Any pointers would be greatly appreciated!

    Maybe there's an issue since I'm a new member, I can't find where to download the torrent. Frustrating!
    I want this show!

    Posted 9 months ago #
  28. Bartok

    The Un Chien sample sounds great btw

    Posted 9 months ago #
  29. Blashyrkh

    @Bartok, you have to wait a few days after your registration on Dime.
    A moderator will change your account from a normal user to a user who can download torrents.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  30. Bartok

    @Blashyrkh Aw, alright, thanks.

    Posted 9 months ago #

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