maia hirasawa has spent a couple of years in japan so i haven’t seen her live since 2008, now slightly more rock added to her pop. a nice addition!
the danish group efterklang (reverberation) was another new acquaintance for me, and another nice new one. visually i got the feel of early roxy music, musically well maybe there too. worth checking out anyway.
kent played their final show for 2012 the other week, dedicating the devoted first row fans a bit of a special treat during the encore, pleasing all of us. even if their importance in my life has passed zenith, they did a great gig. and even if not fully evident, this blog is not a dedicated music blog. it has just happened i’ve ended up at a bunch of concerts. times are a changing…
their father played in one of my all time favorite bands back in the early 80’s – now i’m blown away by the enormous talent of the two sisters; johanna and klara in first aid kit. i’m not sure if it’s a good sign, that i haven’t stagnated, that i develop and change with time – or if it’s a sad fact that i now listen to the daughters of my teenage favorites. my choice is to see it the first way.
if you’ve missed them make sure to catch up, they are truly brilliant! there are quite a few great clips @ you tube. look them up, buy their records, come to their concerts! awesome.
well, not quite. but going to a festival means a musical travel between very different sides of the coin. from the guitar treatment of thurston moore, the organ based very filmic gloom of anna von hausswollf to nostalgia britpop with blur, piano pop with frida hyvönen and just plain deportees-pop (that’s positive!).