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Carte Blanche & Motorpsycho at the Oslo Opera House

(31 posts)
  1. petterfe
    Member

    Totally amazing performance by Carte Blanche, the Norwegian national company of contemporary dance, and Motorpsycho, the best band in Norway, at the Oslo Opera House last night!

    Motorpsycho played a short instrumental intro before launching their spaceship with an incredible 30-minute "A K9 Suite", possibly the best version I've ever heard, where the "The Rounder We Go, The Faster We Get" part seemed to increase in speed and volume forever. This was followed by the 30-minute "Here Be Monsters", the title track from the new album which was actually too long to fit on it and therefore will be released as a limited edition 12" on the band's own label and sold at shows only. The whole set was pure '70s prog rock but still sounded fresh and contemporary in a way only Motorpsycho can pull off, with Snah on guitar and (on "Monsters") synthesizer, Bent on bass, Taurus pedals and Mellotron, Reine on Mellotron, and of course Kenneth on the drums.

    Today's performance with the same lineup is sold out, and so is the following two days with music by Susanna. Those of you who have tickets are very lucky!

    Posted 4 years ago #
  2. petterfe
    Member

    There will also be two performances in Bergen on February 4 and 5.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  3. TraktorBass
    Member

    The band - especially on 'Monster - sounds like Meddle era Floyd, and Bent - fittingly - looks like Gilmours long lost twin brother from the Meddle days. Awesome. Anyway, cool show, I didn't expect to hear anything familiar, and then they launch into a 35 minute K9.. Awesome.

    petter: What is this about a limited 12"?

    Posted 4 years ago #
  4. petterfe
    Member

    The track "Here Be Monsters" is as long as the live version and consequently didn't fit on the album, so it'll be released separately by the band as a tour only 12".

    Posted 4 years ago #
  5. oh man, i wish i could have been there. limitied 12"? need news on that

    Posted 4 years ago #
  6. Spacebandit
    Member

    GORGEOUS SETLIST! Woah, just seemed to be the right show for me. Hope somebody taped this and
    the further other enchanting evenings.
    Let's see...

    Posted 4 years ago #
  7. kak
    Member

    Was at the performance tonight and yes. K-9/Un chien/Dance til you drop-edition was incredibly good. Just perfect. The sound was also very good (center, row 3). And the monsters does have some elements that would fit just right in Pink Floyd's Echoes. Not that there is anything wrong with that!

    The dance performance is a bit harder for me to say anything relevant about, but it was "interesting".

    Posted 4 years ago #
  8. tkm
    Member

    I centre row 3 yesterday, and also thought the sound was great. Here be monsters was fantastic and I think I remember something about it from the Teknisk Museum gig. Cant wait for 22 february and 2 april now!

    Posted 4 years ago #
  9. otherdemon
    Member

    @tkm: Yes, Here Be Monsters was played at Teknisk Museum (the last track). At the Opera it
    was presented in a slightly reworked version with a triple keyboard attack in the mid-jam.

    The set lasted an hour and was divided 50/50 between Un Chien and Here Be Monsters. I think
    the combination of music and dance became a bit overwhelming at times (especially on Un Chien), but they did a good job on Here Be Monsters. At one part nearly all of the dancers headbanged in sync

    Is it February 12th yet? Because if the non-album title track is representative of the direction of
    this material, then we're in for yet another masterpiece. Like always.

    And they better have a Here Be Monsters 12" available for me at Rockefeller!

    Posted 4 years ago #
  10. otherdemon
    Member

    Dagsavisen review
    Dagsavisen wasn't quite satisfied...

    Posted 4 years ago #
  11. Tomcat
    Member

    I hope they are going to take both of them dogs on the road in April/May Limited 12inch, bands own label, Floyd-Echoes? WOW eeerm ... WOUF!

    Posted 4 years ago #
  12. TraktorBass
    Member

    Exciting times, exciting times. Imagine Motorpsycho covering Echoes..

    Posted 4 years ago #
  13. Un.Chien.d.Espace
    Member

    Imagine Motorpsycho covering Can...

    Posted 4 years ago #
  14. Exciting times, indeed

    Posted 4 years ago #
  15. ThorEgil
    Member

    The not-so-enthusiastic review in Dagsavisen is mainly concerned about the dancers not being able to improvise around the music. No complaints about the band.
    Oh, why did they have to build that national opera so far away from the civilisation?

    Posted 4 years ago #
  16. Krist Rampage
    Member

    Wow, that sounds totally amazing! Now i al even more excited about the upcoming tour.

    Why a tour only limited edition 12"? Now i am worried it will be sold put nu the time the tour hits the netherlands...

    Posted 4 years ago #
  17. TAF
    Member

    @TraktorBass & @Un.Chien.d.Espace: Apparently Motorpsycho has covered both Can and Pink Floyd - there's the Halleluhwah part that pops up in Hogwash every now and then, and (had to look this up) apparently Interstellar Overdrive was covered in UFFA in 1990.

    EDIT: And the show review sounds awesome! Not sure if I will be able to attend any of the shows on this tour, though. :/

    Posted 4 years ago #
  18. grindove
    Member

    Why a tour only limited edition 12"? Now i am worried it will be sold put nu the time the tour hits the netherlands...

    Seems the tour doesn't even hit Sweden, so... :/

    Posted 4 years ago #
  19. surftex
    Member

    At Stickman they haven't heard anything about a ltd. edition tour12"...

    Posted 4 years ago #
  20. supernaut
    Member

    will be released as a limited edition 12" on the band's own label

    Did they really say so? Better make it easily available...

    Posted 4 years ago #
  21. surftex
    Member

    That's what Rolf answered:
    "Hi Uwe,
    von einer Tour 12" hören wir jetzt zum ersten Mal und ich glaube da irrst Du dich.
    LG,
    Rolf"

    Posted 4 years ago #
  22. petterfe
    Member

    My information source is Bent, whom I talked to after the performance.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  23. maybe they set a date when they go with that news to public and you've been lucky enough to get to hear it to spread the word before a little bird singing...

    Posted 4 years ago #
  24. Un.Chien.d.Espace
    Member

    If it's released by a band owned label, why would stickman know about it?

    Posted 4 years ago #
  25. ThorEgil
    Member

    And guess what I found over at Dime.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  26. Un.Chien.d.Espace
    Member

    Fantastic, thanks for the hint!

    Posted 4 years ago #
  27. kjellepelle
    Member

    MP & Carte Blanche video and interview

    Don't know if this is viewable outside Norway but a excerpt and a interview with BS

    Posted 4 years ago #
  28. mybestfriend83
    Member

  29. supernaut
    Member

    It is viewable outside of Norway. Thanky you.

    I keep misreading "Cate Blanchett"....

    Posted 4 years ago #
  30. mybestfriend83
    Member

    What the f**k..??? I thought its gonna be a live Performance not just 20 minutes of Theater interviews...

    Posted 4 years ago #

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