The Louisiana, Bristol - Thursday 16th Sept
Vena Cava were great... incredibly drum centric... guitar conversations growing in mass... chords slowly easing you closer, with repetitive reframes full of fiery colours. Sizzling in a broth of chemical reactions... Bambi's fingers spidered the frets in regal tints, joy shaped tangles and the occasional haunted chant...Mardt's bass, reflecting the drums... throwing out dark tangents from beneath each slam...... there was a something familiar about the drums.. yet unique... heavy but not soporific... an aspartic skip pummelled in gigantic arcs... verging on metal but without any crippling cliché... the glish of cymbal, like the clash of medieval weaponry... both guitars stoking the dramatic atmospheres... really glad I finally got to see them.
'Radiant Sounds of Dust' on the other hand, were a mess of angles, gloriously out of sync, a certain early Velvet Underground rawness about them... Think they were all a bit tour wasted...... the flooded amps reducing the singers vocals into screechy screams ... a frazzled psych-o-delic soup that could of easily crumbled away into fractals of white noise... unusual flavours that rubbed in wrong ways... hints of accidental genius drifting off into 60's rock blurs and tambourine glints.