Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Had the extreme pleasure of attending the Milan leg of the Ryuichi Sakamoto/Alva Noto tour, this past Monday night.

Simply mesmerizing.
Different mediums woven together with unique perfection.
Couldn't open my eyes at times- Couldn't close them at others.
Beautiful, clean- sound sensitive visuals.
Dark bassy undertones under blankets of warm static pulse.
Light, creepy piano scores- that will appear in my carni dreams to come.

Ryuichi moved as though Miyazaki had taken over the form on the stage.
I have never seen such relentless- mad-hatter type possession on a piano before.

Looks of disbelief at the intensity of the close-
Everyone in the place must have been gasping for breathe- when silence hit.

Two encores of reworked BTTB flashbacks- had us floating like fools out of the building.

If you are anywhere near this tour- I highly suggest you attend.
There are a few more Italian dates.


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