Anyone wanna take bets whether Lux Aeterna makes an appearance tonight?
EDIT: Bent's introduction to Pacific Sonata: "Thanks to Rune for letting us in on the celebration. There's something in having a home. This is a song about a friend who almost lost his, three weeks ago. In Malibu."
I really like Lars' contributions, he brings a very wide palette of sounds into the mix. I liked StÃ¥le StorlÃ¸kken as well, but he's a bit more abrasive to my ears. And Reine should really stick to guitar.
Reine plays some cool stuff too, but yes, I also like Lars' contributions. It's also amazing how the Pacific Sonata has grown the past year. Lars' sound here is just perfect. They bring so much more out in it now than back then.
Well, true, Tomcat. I guess my impression of Reine on keys still suffers from when I recorded the Rockefeller gig on the 2014(?) tour. I hadn't heard K9 live before, iirc, and I was super excited for it, only to be less than satisfied by Reine's off-key theremin impressions.
And yes, the sonata has developed very nicely! I like the added power in the last part, where the lp version never really reaches full intensity or potential.