Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Electric Proms

Maybe some day i'll get to go to the Electric Proms, I had been dying to go last year, but living in another country can be a slight hinderence, even if it is really just over the road. Last years shows had TGTB&TQ, James Brown, The Godfather of Soul, and (bizarrely & kind of) John Lennon in their listings.

Anywho, there's lots of great stuff on this year, including Ray Davies doing some Kinks Tunes, The Beatles: Help!, and the Flaming Lips:UFOs at the Zoo.

What also looks really good, and is giving me a weird sense of Deja Vu is Sigur Ros: Heima . Sigur Ros went home and played a load of shows in Iceland unannounced. I frickin love Sigur Ros.

John Best, producer of Heima and Sigur Rós' manager:
"Without wanting to demystify the experience we wanted to reveal a little more of who was actually doing what on stage, be it Georg hammering a drumstick against his bass in 'hafsol', the caul of sweat cloaking Orri at the close of 'poppsong', Jonsi sitting on the floor with an e-bow in 'samskeyti', or Kjartan deep in concentration in his "office", as his huge keyboard riser and bank of analogue gear is known..."

Watch Hoppipolla from the movie
, (hope that link works)

and also youtube down arrow.

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