To expand on my previous post .. This party was seriously awesome.
We unfortunately missed OTT in the beginning. Hallucinogen in Dub and Younger Brother were good fun, quite weird and bold thing to do with the band setup. Sadly on the live band part the mix wasn’t that good, the more subtle parts of the tunes got lost. Good emotion and fun listening still.
Finally when the last members of the live band stepped out and it was just Simon & Benji doing their magic the party kicked up to a wholly different level. The latter part of the Younger Brother set got mental with a dance mix of Crumblenaut, an extended mix of Magic Monkey Juice and the Finger following each other, getting me bouncing with a silly grin for the rest of the night (according to photographic evidence).
Prometheus came on and what a set it was, we got all the goodies from both albums plus something I didn’t quite recognize, maybe new material or some older 12”, I can’t really say but I was bouncing like a happy little robot all over the dance floor.
And it just got better .. Simon came on stage and did an AMAZING DJ set as ‘Shpongle’. He really made the point that above all, Shpongle is about FUN. The beachballs & Age of Love thing was a brilliant move, got the crowd to express massive childish joy. Well at least me and everyone I could see My only wish was that it would have finished with ‘Shamanix’ but hey, it was perfect even without that!
During Koxbox I sat down to rest in the back of the room. I’m not too much into their sound so it was a good moment to gather the strength for the final highlight to come ...
Eat Static came on the stage. I wasn’t prepared to anything like this, the last time I saw the guys they played a mixed set of old and ‘In The Nude’ era stuff. Now this was something totally different. The BRAIN was easily the trippiest visuals I’ve ever seen and the tunes they played were just wicked. I was so completely into the audiovisual experience that I can’t really remember details like what tracks they played, I actually caught myself a couple of times having stopped dancing and just standing there and staring at the BRAIN which was living its own life, rushing through a cosmical experience, like it was actually an illustration what was going on within my head ..!
All the best to you guys for organizing this awesome night!
And to Merv & Joie, you guys HAVE to bring the BRAIN to Konemets