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Motorpsycho and Supersilent tour

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  • Started 11 years ago by Andreas the Totenoid
  • Latest reply from otherdemon
  1. Andreas the Totenoid
    Member

    Motorpsycho and Supersilent are going on tour together next spring. They will do 15 shows as a part of Rikskonsertene.

    http://www.adressa.no/kultur/musikk/article1330664.ece

    Posted 11 years ago #
  2. wow. it gets better and better...

    Posted 11 years ago #
  3. Krist Rampage
    Member

    great news indeed. Shows in Norway only if i read correctly. I am considering a vacation to Norway. Sounds exciting.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  4. Elvin
    Member

    Oh joy!
    Even more fun to look forward too.
    They are playing together if i´m not mistaken.
    (as in not motorpsycho + support: supersilent)
    As i´m pretty sure this will be amazing, if this does not qualify for a new roadworks LP, then nothing does.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  5. GBD
    Member

    Great news indeed! I just hope the concerts will be a little more giving then the last one at Blå (wasn't it?) Cus that was rather dull and uninspring if you ask me. And judging by the youtube vids, i think Bent felt the same way

    2 hours of non stop noodling can be abit much..so i'm hoping for some more form this time around..

    Posted 11 years ago #
  6. Mt. Heart Attack
    Member

    c'mon, come to Italy!...gaaaaah...

    Posted 11 years ago #
  7. TraktorBass
    Member

    @GBD: Oh man, I so agree.. We had to leave after an hour, it was too much.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  8. otherdemon
    Member

    http://www.mic.no/mic.nsf/doc/art2009102311501020284733

    The tour will be in March next year.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  9. zacklian
    Member

    hej,
    i hope anyone can help.i´m coming from germany and will see "motorsilent" at festiviteten in haugesund on march 24th. i will spend my holiday in bergen and that´s why i like to ask, if there´s anybody who will go from bergen to haugesund for this gig too and i could join.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  10. SteveK
    Member

    Just got back from the Motorpsycho/Supersilent-gig in Drammen.

    So what can you expect? Well, you should NOT expect Motorpsycho playing Motorpsycho songs with Supersilent as a backing-band. To me it seemed like most of the concert was built around improvised themes. Someone would start with a sound/guitar doodle/drum beat and the rest would follow slowly building the "song" towards a climax. I only recognized one part as something from a Motorpsycho song, but unfortunately I'm really bad with songtitles. It was the only 5 minutes of the concert where Bent & Snah were singing. The drummer from Supersilent did some vocals on some of the themes and, for me, these were the highlights of the show. He did some weird scary talking/shouting/screaming and a part where he was chanting. Sounded like something you would hear in a arabic minaret. Really really cool!!! Other highlights for me were the noisy parts (the metal-head that I am),some of them not a thousand miles away from a Sunn o))) drone.

    They played for an hour and a half and came back for a 20 min+ encore. Approx 2 hours total. A few parts that didn't "do it for me", but all in all a good solid package. I'll give it a 7 out of 10.....

    Hope this was useful to you people.

    And I'll see you at Øya. That will be AMAZING!!!!

    Posted 10 years ago #
  11. robotlove
    Member

    So the first show is over. It went on for about two hours. After a while the drift into The Bomb-proof Roll And Beyond with some singing, but mostly hanging on to the bass riff and playing loosely with the tune. Not much more pure MP that I could hear after that, with some parts groovy, and other parts more noisy, and very experimental.

    They do have merch for sale, like the vintage mp-shirt in blue, green or red - newly remade, and a mp-supersilent limited edition shirt. It is black, with some printing on in another dark color. Also the black mp-shirt with a round blue printing with motorpsycho written in the middle. A bunch of vinyl and some cds, and as far as I could see, the whole supersilent catalouge. 250NOK for the shirts.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  12. fillmore
    Member

    Thanks!

    Posted 10 years ago #
  13. The Other Anders
    Member

    Judged by the first concert, this tour should not have been sold as Motorpsycho and Supersilent, it should have been sold as Supersilent with special guests/friends.

    I did not expect Motorpsycho songs, although I had hoped they would use the opportunity to visit and experiment with a couple of themes or parts from the MP catalogue. If not that, I had at least hoped for a 50/50 sharing between the freeform stuff and something more structured.

    But what we got last night was a Supersilent concert. It could have been any band up there on stage with them, I do not think we would have noticed any difference. Kenneth spent two hours "jazzing", playing with his tam-tams, and hitting the edge of his drums with the wrong end of the stick in the same erratic way all night through. Not very impressive at all. Maybe he has got an education in jazz drumming, and maybe that is my problem, but he is an excellent metal and rock drummer. He is not a jazz drumer in my ears. What I heard yesterday was a two hour job application for the drummer slot in Supersilent.

    What I missed yesterday was someone taking responsibility. A theme, a rythm, a pattern, structure, anything, to take us out of this endless intro, this endless promising build up, that eventuelly ended up in nothing but unreleased suspense. Everytime. I missed progression, dynamics and ideas. Someone who dared take a step forward and do something.

    Thinking of it, I have seen interviews with Bent explaining how it will be a challenge for them to play free form, being used to structure. But I have seen no interviews with Helge Steen explaining how it will be a challenge for Supersilent to play structured being used to free form.

    And therein lays my problem, I think.

    (Another problem is ticket prices. Drammen was 28 euros, tonight Tønsberg is 35.)

    Posted 10 years ago #
  14. dsoe
    Member

    I think it was a great concert. I have seen supersilent around 5 or 6 times, and i have seen motorpsycho at least 10 times. I haven´t seen motorspycho this free and at the same time this good. I actually did not miss "progression, dynamics and ideas", I think it was way more diverse an dynamic than any of the motorpsycho jams i have witnessed along the years. Just because it didnt have a steady beat or a time signature it doesn´t mean it lacks structure.

    As for Supersilent, I have not heard anything as groovey and straightforward as this on any record or concert, but it was still very good. I have always had a problem vith Arve Henriksen when i have seen Supersilent, and espesially his drumming, witch i didn´t find suiting with Jarle Vespestas drumming. But last night, together with Kapstad, i think it matched perfectly. His voice was also an awesome element in yesterdays consert. I think Henriksen was the one onstage who pulled the band in new and interesting directions.

    All in all it was as expected.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  15. fillmore
    Member

    Like a touring buddy of mine put it: He'd prefer SUPERPSYCHO to MOTORSILENT

    Posted 10 years ago #
  16. Un.Chien.d.Espace
    Member

    hehe good one!

    any recordings/fotos?

    Posted 10 years ago #
  17. Red Mosquito
    Member

    Thank for the reviews, interesting report Anders. It might be that with the ongoing of the tour, the "musical weight" is going to change direction Superpsycho (cheers Thomas The ticket prices are tough!

    Posted 10 years ago #
  18. Un.Chien.d.Espace
    Member

    about the prices: remember there are two bands on stage...;-)

    Posted 10 years ago #
  19. Red Mosquito
    Member

    Any news on the second night of the tour? I wonder in how far venues, Cities or audience will influence the given performances... Might be that a rather big "rock" place like Rockefeller makes mp feel more at ease taking the lead on their "journey" towards the end of the tour... tempting.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  20. Un.Chien.d.Espace
    Member

    yeah, why no report? what a pity...

    Posted 10 years ago #
  21. The Other Anders
    Member

    I decided to drop the expensive Tønsberg gig after the disappointing Drammen gig. That is why you see no report from me, sorry.

    Looking forward to the HMF tour more than ever!

    Posted 10 years ago #
  22. Red Mosquito
    Member

    Ah, I see - I thought you had already booked your tickets (...) - good then you did not, family is important (and we will meet in May

    Posted 10 years ago #
  23. Un.Chien.d.Espace
    Member

    oh it was such a disappointment for you?

    Posted 10 years ago #
  24. gusse
    Member

    Last evening I attended the Motorpsycho+Supersilent gig in Fredrikstad. I was not disappointed. Generally speaking it was a 1h 50min long jam without breaks, ranging from very quiet to extreme noise and the good old "wall of sound". The soundscapes created were sometimes really magic and the extreme buildup in the finishing song was fantastic and giving me the good old goose bumps. The dynamics of the gig was as I stated before, extreme, like huge waves washing onto shore. They also managed to add the whole of "The Bomb-Proof Roll and Beyond" from HMF (containing a great Snah jam!) and a part from the LLM suite (very cool and intens build up and ending, and a cool merge with the following theme). The sound was good, but WAY too loud. My ears are still ringing. The music was also very nicely accompanied with a cool light show. A net hanging down in front of stage was used as a transparent canvas for projecting images and light effects. Really cool. I definitely recommend this to any Motorpsycho fan. But,of course, it's not a Motorpsycho concert. Those are yet to come.

    cheers
    Gustav

    Posted 10 years ago #
  25. Ratmaus
    Member

    Interesting piece in Ballade by Knut Schreiner.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  26. Red Mosquito
    Member

    Thanks for the report Gusse, seems like they are taking a nice direction including more mp-stuff into the jams. Every night will be different anyway

    Posted 10 years ago #
  27. supernaut
    Member

    could someone translate this please:

    Og så er de i gang. I kjølig blått lys legger trommis Kenneth Kapstad sporadiske klubbeslag på rungende tom tom-trommer. Det er som å komme rett inn i det dynamiske høydepunktet på en Pink Floyd-konsert på midten av 1970–tallet.

    Men i kveld blir det ingen forløsning i form av en ”Money” eller ”Wish you were here”.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  28. otherdemon
    Member

    And then they're at it. In cool blue light, drummer KK puts sporadic hits on his triumphant(?) tom-toms. It's like being in the dynamic climax of a Pink Floyd-concert mid-70ies. But tonight there are no delivery in form of a "Money" or "Wish You Were Here"

    Posted 10 years ago #
  29. otherdemon
    Member

  30. simaen
    Member

    I found this footage at work today, it's from the Drammen concert last Friday:

    http://www.vimeo.com/10156654
    http://www.vimeo.com/10157316

    Posted 10 years ago #

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