This was my first time seeing them alone - ie not as Acid Mothers Gong, and took place on a boat (!) moored of course...which houses a night club/live venue.
They were playing from 8.30 to 10.30 because of said night club following on.
I'm not deeply familiar with their music other than the Om riff thingy.
I enjoyed the gig, especially the parts where throat singing was used at the start and end of one piece. There was also a couple of acapella pieces that were very Zappaesque. One felt like a drinking or rowing song !
The vocals pleased me especially because I sensed a link to the Northern Japan (and thus Mongolian/Tibetan/Sami) musics...the sound of the tundra and mountains... I hadnt suspected this element was there at all !
Anyone able to fill in more about these sung pieces or the general geography of it all ?
I really feel for these guys though. This Europe tour is with barely 2 or 3 nights off in over a month, trekking round in a tiny minibus. The gig was reasonably well attended considering [once again] the total lack of publicity !
Big hugs to them all :-)
Thanks for the U.K. update. Them AMT dudes is a regular wreckin' crew. I like that a capella stuff they do too. One time I saw them and they said some of it was legit Japanese Opera material and some of it was improvised off of that. These guys get suprisingly little pub over here too, yet they continue to regularly travel through (4 times in Seattle at least in 30 months I've been here). Being Road Warriors is just another manifestation of the warrior ethos these guys carry.
On a boat with Zappaesque pieces and tunes of the sea and drinking, in Bristol, ground-zero of the drum n bass scene, no less, that sounds just about perfect!
i LOVE THESE GUYS
Always love the fact that they always hit NYC twice almosst every tour.Been in the back room with them a bunch also due to radio connections and boinka boinka in me pocket.
The throat singing is for sure psychedelic and we dig it.
La novia is a great jam
Peace out freakies