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March 7, 2011 at 05:39 in reply to: 05.03.11 Rockefeller, Oslo, space cadet glow! #19276
Regarding the complete video – I certainly didn't aim to make a great concert video of the band, as I simply don't have the equipment to do so (my camera has many limitations – including mono sound and no zoom), but having seen through the whole thing, I've come to the conclusion that I might have been a bit hard on myself. I've treasured much worse quality videos than this before, and it is what it is; a good, but shaky little document from the gallery, with only a single head in the way of a completely clear view.
The sound could also have been worse for a mobile cam, and is even arguably more balanced than the sound captured downstairs by Wouter and andreutzac (probably has more to do with the P.A. than our microphones). Their two videos are much steadier than mine, though. Great work there, guys! Maybe kaizer shot some film as well? His stuff is always good, and I saw him down the front.
I've decided to upload my version of "Mountain" / "Nothing To Say" to YouTube later today, and there are two reasons for that:
1. That is the worst part of the gig in terms of shakiness by quite a large margin, and if you can live with that without getting seasick, the chances are big that you will enjoy the rest of the show.
2. It's already uploaded in stellar video quality by Wouter, so you guys can compare video and audio, and decide for me if it's worth the effort (going to take me quite a few hours to do the whole thing).
So check it out if you like. If the response is good, I'll upload the whole gig, and if the response is great, I might make a DVD out of it and offer it through Motortrades. The reason why I don't do that right away is because I have my doubts that there will be any interest at all, but as you said, fillmore, if no other complete recordings turn up, then at least it's something.
I'll let you guys know when it's up!March 6, 2011 at 12:29 in reply to: 05.03.11 Rockefeller, Oslo, space cadet glow! #19265
You pretty much said it there, HeartattackMac. I too have mixed feelings, but I think that mostly comes from the set-list feeling a bit "incomplete" to me. And apart from some slight moshing in the front, the response was the most reserved I've seen and heard from an Oslo-crowd, but there were still plenty of stupid beer-throwing idiots on the gallery. That being said – at least there were very few quiet moments during this gig, so nothing was spoiled by talking.
I think that the band was mostly fine. The new songs sounded promising, and had plenty of brilliant moments, but I have to say that the absolute low-point for me was Pills. It sounded way tired, and the jam went absolutely nowhere. At one point Bent and Snah looked at each other with that "How do we get out of this?"-look. If they'd swapped that with "Timothy's Monster" or "Heartattack Mac" from the same record, the gig might have taken on a new dimension. "Greener" was actually better tonight than in 2009, although the audience didn't sing this time around.
Bent and Kenneth seemed to be in a really "light" mood, playing tighter than ever, and going everywhere rhythmically with ease, while Snah seemed to be in a "deeper" and "slower" place. And while he wasn't constantly "on fire", I think it's a long stretch to call him "uninspired". His tone was amazing, and he explored some really interesting and unusual stuff to my ears, at least. For instance during "Starhammer", he played a pattern that resembled the flute in the opening of "Ruckzuck" by Kraftwerk. I also love those noisy Neil Young meets Kevin Shields-moments there were plenty of tonight.
The "Kill Devil Hills -> Hallucifuge -> The Alchemyst"-section was really powerful, with Bent only showing any signs of reservation through his vocals. His playing was flawless. And I agree that "Close Your Eyes" might have been the highlight. It was psych heaven at times, and Snah was simply spot on. Kenneth's drumming was also economic and great here. He has really blossomed in the MP-shirt.
I filmed the whole gig in HD, but the results are unspectacular. The sound is sub-par mono, and I was so into the music that the camera is shaky to the point of being surprisingly unwatchable at times from the bits I've checked out. Guess I could have sacrificed a lot more for the video, but I didn't want to let it take me away from the experience. I doubt there will be much interest in this gig anyway, but if there is, I can always put some stuff up on YouTube. Just let me know!March 5, 2011 at 04:51 in reply to: Spring tour 2011? #18525
Where is the setlist from TÃƒÂ¸nsberg, people? The only reports I've found so far is a Facebook-post that said "magic", and a blog that said "too many annoying air-guitarists".December 19, 2010 at 20:17 in reply to: Stavanger concert #18651
WOW! That's a fantastic setlist, and what a massive and welcome surprise "Lighthouse Girl" is!August 11, 2010 at 13:20 in reply to: ÃƒËœyafestivalen #16517
There is definitely a rights-question involved here. It costs a fortune to license stuff from NRK (which was why they didn’t do it for Hair Cuts), which means that this might be a good thing, as the band still record pretty much every show they do themselves.July 17, 2010 at 18:42 in reply to: Timothy’s Moster 4CD-Box (2010 Re-Release) #17826
Still haven’t heard anything about pre-order. Looking so much forward to this!June 3, 2010 at 16:39 in reply to: Arena, Wien, 01.06.10 #17375
Thanks! Setlist corrected and complete!June 2, 2010 at 21:29 in reply to: Arena, Wien, 01.06.10 #17373
Thanks nooneimportant! So that means:
Manmower (w/ super space midpart)
The Bomb-Proof Roll And Beyond (Arne H)
Whole Lotta Diana
All Is Loneliness
Come On In
Gullible’s TravailsMay 27, 2010 at 01:16 in reply to: Bremen, 26.05.2010 #17129
“Timothy’s Monster”?!?! OMFG! Probably my favourite off AADAP, and that has been played only THREE times before in history! Here’s hoping for a recording!
Ever since I first heard “Starhammer”, I’ve felt that it would be the perfect track to segue into “Mountain” from. Maybe that will happen during this tour, after all?April 15, 2010 at 19:26 in reply to: ÃƒËœyafestivalen #16495
Air, Iggy and the Stooges, M.I.A., The Gaslight Anthem, Raekwon, Serena Maneesh, Shining and State Electric are all playing wednesday.April 15, 2010 at 14:11 in reply to: Kvarteret tonight postponed #16434
The arranger says the band couldn’t get on a bus because they have to much equipment.
http://www.nrk.no/nyheter/distrikt/hordaland/1.7081750 (Norwegian)March 10, 2010 at 02:52 in reply to: ÃƒËœyafestivalen #16484
Anders: I couldn’t agree more. This is a HUGE opportunity lost. Virtually ALL the elements of Timothy’s Monster have been explored in and out over the past 15-16 years, while there is so much magic from especially Demon Box that has been locked up for the same amount of time.
Lars Lien – for one – agrees with us.December 15, 2009 at 11:10 in reply to: German Bent interiew #15771
This whole tour – which is their best since 1999 – was recorded on 24 tracks = The best news EVER! That it possibly will be released in any way shape or form soon is secondary to the fact that it EXISTS, and inevitably will be unearthed sometime in the future. I’m ecstatic!October 24, 2009 at 21:57 in reply to: Rockefeller 14/10/09 #13849Quote:fillmore: Where did you learn that thing about the car crash?
Through the engineer of their new album. I record some stuff for one of his labels. Didn’t know that was somewhat inside info, though I noticed nobody had pointed it out. Somebody drove into his car from behind. I’m sure you can talk to Kenneth about it.