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September 21, 2017 at 05:02 #10495ijustpopParticipant
So, there was a gig in Ã…lesund last night. Anyone know the setlist?September 21, 2017 at 06:56 #30809RatmausParticipant
Ship of Fools
Hell pt. 1-3
Theme de Yo-Yo
Bartok of the Universe
Riding the Tiger
In Every Dream Home
Un Chien d'Espace
FeelSeptember 21, 2017 at 07:11 #30810BlashyrkhParticipant
I'm glad to see Theme de Yo-Yo and Riding the Tiger on the setlist
It seems at shorter set than the previous gig? Was there a curfew?September 21, 2017 at 08:14 #30811otherdemonParticipant
I don't think that looks like a shorter set at all.
That looks like a 2h 30 min set to me.
Also, first ever Un Chien with Tomas. Looks like every MP line-up
plays that song (maybe except the StorlÃ¸kken line-ups)September 21, 2017 at 08:40 #30812RatmausParticipant
@otherdemon, you're absolutely right. I think they played for almost two and a half hours. No complaints from me there, although I was ready for plenty more after Feel. The gig was loud, heavy and so uncompromising for the whole first hour it made me laugh. Quite unexpected (to me, at least) for a midweek gig in Norway (well, maybe Halden back in the days). I haven't done a full concert report in probably 15 years and this won't be one either. Let's just say it was as great as almost any MP gig I've witnessed. Really wish I was able to see more shows on this tour, they've got some great new beasts on board (Intrepid Explorer – wow!). Oh, and the sound was really good, so I can confirm that the singing has indeed improved! Great visuals, too.September 21, 2017 at 10:05 #30813
The set was 2,5 hrs, non stop. They seemed to change their mind about an encore, and came back on stage right after they went off and went on to play Feel.
The sound wasn't the best I've heard. Didn't see them the last time at Terminalen, so can't compare, but saw them at Rockefeller last year, and then the sound was much better, more defined. Here the guitars sometimes were drowned by the bass drones. It reminds me of the Rockefeller concerts around 2006-2008 where the sound was similar.
Bent asked if there were any people over 20 years in the audience, and went on to say that this next one is indeed 20 years old and started Heartattack Mac, which was very well received.
Intrepid Explorer was fantastic, and the the mid section of Un Chien was very psychedelic with a repetitive bass riff (all 16ths on the same note) the kept increasing in intensity and eventually speed. It was awesome to follow the dynamic between Bent and Tomas (with Bent being the obvious boss, which reminds me of the early concerts with Kenneth).
Talking about Kenneth. I really missed him last night, at least in the beginning of the show. I felt MP is lacking a dimension now that he is gone. But later in the show, Tomas really proved himself, and I think he too will put his mark on the music given enough time.
The new material is still pretty raw and I guess it will be a few more shows before they are really tight.
Overall great concert, a bit loud but shouldn't complain about that.
Looking forward to the gig on Saturday!September 21, 2017 at 10:21 #30814Kid AParticipant
Sounds promising. Feel as the only encore seems a little bit cut off. VS would be a good follow up and still no Pacific Sonata, I cannot believe itâ€™s not on their schedule for this tour, letâ€™s wait and seeSeptember 21, 2017 at 10:33 #30815
Yeah, I really missed the sonata. Maybe it's a bit too difficult? (the timings in the recording is even off sometimes)
EDIT: guess they need that fourth member for the sonata to work.September 21, 2017 at 10:35 #30816marcParticipant
Wonder when the fourth member's gonna jump on the trainSeptember 21, 2017 at 11:29 #30817Kid AParticipant
Would be a perfect jumping off point for fading into some different song, like Whip That Ghost or …. Hogwash ðŸ˜€
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