4. Music at the end of this world
There is a big piano on stage of CLUBZWEI. And its tenant is holding one hand on the keyboards and the other one to the cords of the piano. It looks like love to me, Dawn of Midi
sounds like love. The sound holes of the counter bass are taped. Its tenant puts his face on the strings and closes his eyes in the deep dark blue of the lights. There is so much said with so little. The piano, the counter bass and the drums – jazz’s basics give birth to some wordless incantations, puristic electronic music. It starts easy and grows like the initial sound has created new life forms and invested them with fastening and making the sound grow. The effect of their performance is speechless until the rhythm got so spirited that some whistlers felt the urge to explode and wake up the rest of us. There is melody, post melody, noise and the feelings are as cryptic as the sound.
I was reading about this tall guy, Shabaka Hutchings
of King Shabaka
, showing up with a sax on one of the concerts of a group that used to be called Soccer96
. What was once a funk duo, is now sending us to the end of the end of the world, on the way to deep space. Synth player Dan Leavers
dances with Shabaka like they would elevate together with the stage. We all burn to the drumming of Max Hallett.
There is little to no contact with the audience because we are talking here of a prophecy of sounds, a monologue of extreme emotions. Time meets the space in space. The lights remind me of an end of the world. The algae coloured light sends me to Herzog
’s footage of underwater creatures in Encounters At End Of The World. We are taking survey of our unbelievable moves, watching our bodies diving into the sexy-synthy afrobeat.
Whenever you will stumble upon any of these names I was dropping with joy, lay back and listen. And maybe send Notwist
an email and thank them for putting together something so cool. In the name of music, in the name of these wonderful, lucky times that provide these creators with such inspiration, joy and will to play from the heart to the stars.
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