Friday, February 18, 2011

Labasheeda and Thought forms






Thurs 18th Feb - The Victoria, Swindon

Small patterns drawn in the dirt... frostings of flute... a whirling of Eastern flavours in dry ice blue... guitar thrown spirals, peppered in light drum fall... Phantoms growing, growling then hitching up all doom ridden n heavy, the riffs crawling round like talons coaxing prey...



...shifting swifty to lighter melodies, and painted tomorrows. Dictaphone on the pick-ups, like half erased memories, both guitars building in intensity then relishing the violent release. Guy's pneumatic hammers carving up a stampede of a finale ... leaving him hunched over his kit, completely knackered as Charlie n Deej conjured the embers of the night into a spinning collapse...



You can draw comparisons from everywhere to describe the magic these three create, that mix of joyful fury and intoxicating grace rides out on so many influences, but that Thought Forms chemistry remains utterly unique...







The Dutch Labasheeda were headlining, Joe was loving that souped up Bettie Serveert parallel... for me, it took a few songs in to completely dig the vibe, but by the time the violin was cutting the action into tasty echoes I was really hooked... crouched in the corner scribbling along... my biro dancing to that aggressive riffery they continued to ply. A welcome change from the cover version norm of this town





3 comments:

CJR said...

nice!

thanks for coming down cloudy...

hope to see those "toilet shots" on a Non Ferric cover sometime soon! haha.

love

Charlie x

Cloudboy said...

hehehe, indeed...

Cloudboy said...

brilliant night, left a bit squiffy