Over the past two decades, we’ve been bombarded with grunge, with shoegaze, with sludge, with doom metal, with post-rock, with slow-core, with all these examples of loud rock music that reach towards one extreme or another, the sole intent of which seems to be to bludgeon the listener into accepting what they conceive to be a “total sound,” one which makes their effort more valid than the others around it, and by association, worthy of your reverence.
Dallas, TX trio True Widow plays against type. Listen closely to their new double album As High As the Highest Heavens and From the Center to the Circumference of the Earth and you’ll notice something rare: a band that plays to the notions of the genres mentioned above, one which embodies the best characteristics of each but never repeats something that’s been done. The understanding of space, balance, and method exhibited by True Widow is different enough to avoid the trappings of genres done to death; special enough to revere, and to pull away from memories of sounds that once wore you down.
Squadra Omega is an Italian psychedelic free-form jam band that knows how to bend your ears. It is The Grateful Dead, Sun Ra and Coltrane all rolled together in one night of all joy and dread abandoned. This is some of the best free improvisation you will find in avant jazz and rock. There’s a lot of 70s jam rock influence but they interact and mix their influences together totally 21st century. – Last.fm
Arena Vienna / Dreiraum / adv 8 / 20.00 h