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2018-07-21 NO Molde, Molde Jazz

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  1. Tomcat
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    Just to make it easier to give us some news

    *Update* Uh, just realized I was one night too early Preparation for Zakk capture happening now.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  2. Spacebandit
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    Yes, I hope for something special with Kristoffer and Ola Kvernberg joining.
    We'll see (hear) about the results later.
    R.U.Ready 2 Tape at Zakk?

    Posted 1 month ago #
  3. mikke
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    Molde
    un chien
    dream home
    sonata
    cuckoo
    ship of fools
    bartok
    tower
    feel

    Posted 1 month ago #
  4. Punj Lizard
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    @ mikke - Thanks for the setlist. A seriously Tower-heavy set.

    Posted 4 weeks ago #
  5. Punj Lizard
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    Courtesy of Per Arne Hamre (at Facebook - In the Motorpsycho Family group)

    Posted 4 weeks ago #
  6. Spacebandit
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    Well...the setlist looks a bit "unimpressive" to me at a glance. But with Kristoffer
    and Ola joining in it surely was major fun.

    BTW - who's setlist pic is that? I only got a pic from Bent's.

    Posted 4 weeks ago #
  7. Punj Lizard
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    @ spacebandit - I don't know. Will attempt to find out.

    Posted 4 weeks ago #
  8. the visitant
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    I love the Chien note.
    'Right, so, impro --> Bent solo --> riff. Clear?'
    'Check, see you on stage.'
    And they're off...

    Posted 4 weeks ago #
  9. kjesso
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    @ the visitant: It sounds better om paper than it did on stage. For me the opening impro om Chien, and the impro part before lift-off on the same song, was the least impressive parts of yesterday's show.

    @ Spacebandit: Yes, you're right. A slightly un-adventourous setlist, seeing that most songs were from The Tower. But those songs are good, and, as you point out, Kristoffer and Ola make for some good playmates. Kristoffer is also great fun to watch, of the four frontmen he was the one most likely to dance around, clearly excited by the soundscape he's part of. (Maybe the others don't have the legs to do it anymore.)

    As usual, I've written a couple of paragraphs about yesterday's show on my blog (Norwegian only): http://kulturguffen.blogspot.com/2018/07/motorpsycho-moldejazz-2172018.html

    Posted 4 weeks ago #
  10. Spacebandit
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    Tusen takk @ kjesso. I've to improve my norwegian language.
    Will have a listen to the show sooner (or later).
    At least they saved a "WHEEL" for Burg Herzberg. Guess where the Spacey is then?

    Oh well...seen that Drammen Show with Elephant9 announced. Brrrrrrrrrrrr.....
    one way or another...if I have to crawl...swim (and not walking upstairs/downstairs
    in half a meter of melting snow)...yes, this looks awesome.

    Posted 4 weeks ago #
  11. TraktorBass
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    Hm. I feel like all their shows lately have been very Tower-heavy. Where are the oldies but goodies?

    Posted 4 weeks ago #
  12. the visitant
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    @kjesso: Thanks for the blog. Sounds like the new songs worked best. I would've liked to have heard that 'Pacific sonata' with the violin solo.

    From the new batch of songs I would like to hear 'Stardust' and 'Maypole' appear more live. Maybe some songs from the California EP too ('...(I'm so sold)'). Apart from the 'Sonata' and 'Feel', the setlist seems very set on one mood. Not even an 'Intrepid explorer' to break things up.

    Posted 4 weeks ago #
  13. mikke
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    This is was a great gig in many ways, nice weather and great mood in Molde.
    A modern venue with good sound. Lots of young people in the crowd, all of them more than happy with the performance. Ola added violin at the correct spots as "flute solo" in Dream Home, in Sonata and Cuckoo (a great version imho), nice work! K Lo is a band by himself,
    so playful and in needed contrast to the old guys :-)!
    Gig lasted for 2 hours, with 45 min gone in intro+un chien, it was not time to go up and down: just full throttle tower songs, it worked out great!

    Posted 4 weeks ago #
  14. Spacebandit
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    takk, mikke. This is also what I thought about. They did the "secure" stuff from the
    Tower album and one - first of all songs - psychonautic journey.
    @ the visitant: The "California" EP were outtakes which they might use again. If it was for
    things "breaking up" I'd go for "577".
    Anyway some WHEEL->STARHAMSTER (or versus) would be supreme on "Holy Mountain".

    Posted 4 weeks ago #
  15. welcomehome
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    My thoughts/notes from the gig:

    Molde/Unchien a definite highlight, and set the mood for the rest of the show.

    Tomas was fantastic, he had been in Molde since Tuesday, playing several gigs with other bands, probably being in a impro state of mind, he at least on Molde/UnChien was more far out than I've heard him with MP before.

    Ola's contribution - It sounded like they had rehearsed a lot, he blended perfectly in, had no qualms taking his own ways, and added a cool sound to a massive soundscape. He is also to be considered a local boy from the town Molde (frenkallj). For those of you haven't, check out his latest album, Steamdome. Live, Bent steps in on some occasions on his shows.

    Kristoffer is as said before, a band himself, and a musician I hope MP will use more in the future.

    Venue curfew, set the 2 hour limit. Afterwords it almost felt like a normal 2:45 show, but only skipping the pop/calm songs, except of Feel.

    Posted 4 weeks ago #
  16. I think it is amazing how they keep exploring The Tower, instead of playing the festivals safe with oldies but goodies. Most bands surely would play it safe, as they look upon the festivals as showcases. But this band? Nope. You're always welcome to join the caravan, but this is right where we are, right now. Take it or leave it!

    Again, what's not to love?

    Another perspective:
    2 out of 8 songs were oldies (and goodies, I'd argue) = 25% of the setlist.
    These oldies took up 50/120 mins = 42% of the playing time.

    And as we all know: 42 is the meaning of life. Case closed.

    Posted 4 weeks ago #
  17. @kjesso: Great report on your blog. So nice to read it in nynorsk.

    Posted 4 weeks ago #
  18. Spacebandit
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    @ The Other Anders: 42:02 of Unchaining the space...
    There might be something up on Dime later today.
    This was a real spaced out show.
    Herzberg with Reine Fiske...very cool.

    Posted 4 weeks ago #
  19. welcomehome
    Member

    After Un chien, Bent said: "Hello, and welcome to jazzfestival"...

    Posted 4 weeks ago #
  20. Punj Lizard
    Member

    Review:
    https://fireflate.no/2018/07/22/motorpsycho/

    Posted 4 weeks ago #
  21. the visitant
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    I totally want to hear MP with Ola's violin now!
    I have to admit, I've played the Unicorn loads, and of course there are a ton of string and horn arrangements on there, but I can't really recall any solo violin features right now. But of course Ola is on there as one of the main collaborators. I should revisit. There's probably a great solo that I've missed all this time.

    Posted 4 weeks ago #
  22. Bartok
    Member

    @kjesso Great!

    @theotheranders Spot on! 100% (and btw: 5x7+7=42, it all adds up;)

    @thevisitant Word! Me too. And still waiting for the great Unicorn DVD. Or why not a NRK TV-special. They’re so lazy with their music programming these days. The Molde show? Or of course the Unicorn with capes and all. They must have filmed the opera performance. Still so much in the MP vaults. A demo basement/bunker tapes compilation? And I really hope they will play more with Ola ahead. And Kristoffer of course. Great setup.

    Posted 4 weeks ago #
  23. kjesso
    Member

    @ everybody: Thanks for the kind words re the blog. The blog's been going since 2009, so there are reports from all MP shows I've witnessed since then. The first of them, from Bergen, October 2009, includes a brief outline of how I've followed Motorpsycho since 1992.

    @otheranders: you can claim a bonus point for your positive words about nynorsk. I may be mistaken after all these years, but I have a hunch that we met briefly in the line at Moldejazz in 2002, waiting to be admitted to the Motorpsycho show back then.

    Posted 4 weeks ago #
  24. fusserman
    Member

    Traktorbass: when I talked to Snah at Lyse netter he said that they would take the tower stuff as far as they could

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  25. ThorEgil
    Member

    Got a few more pictures from the Molde show here.

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  26. Johnny_Heartfield
    Member

    Great pictures, Thor. As usual, I'm tempted to say, but they're special. Like the first one best - and the heavy contrast Bent of No.7 stepping on his pedals right out of the saddle.

    Waht do we learn here? Violin players give good motives - it doesn't matter how thick the four strings are

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  27. pfnuesel
    Member

    Thor, if you ever decide to crowdfund a Motorpsycho picture book, I will back you! There also won't be any discussion about the language of the book, so what are you waiting for!?

    Posted 3 weeks ago #

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