Friday, 5 October 2012

Russian Circles


After interviewing Brian, I was more than curious to see the what the band would be like at the Corner Hotel. The opening band, Eagle Twin managed to put the audience in right head space for what was about to come.

The stage arrangement was pretty bare: no lighting, a couple for light bulbs next to the amplifiers and the pedal boards, just so the musicians would not bump into anything. In pitch dark, I could hear the characteristic bass sound from Brian, looped, distorted and down sampled with some sort of sound effect, setting a background for the band play.

Guitar on the right hand side of the stage, bass on the left, and drum in the middle with one of those vintage light bulbs above his head. I could hardly see the musician faces and, somehow the combination of darkness and the cloudy sound of their last album, Empros, set the me in a mesmerized state. Their post rock-hardcore sound was really refined, no interludes, just hypnotic sound hiatus that interlaced track with track and, before we realized, it was already 1AM.

One of the best gigs this year. Thanks for reading.

Russian Circles


Russian Circles


Russian Circles


Russian Circles


Russian Circles

Russian Circles


Russian Circles



Russian Circles

Russian Circles
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