Re: Matmos & Rachel's in SF
> -----Original Message-----Neither, I guess, did the audience. Saw them open for PJ Harvey here in SF,
> From: Alex Stone [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 1998 12:11 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Can't see them fitting in with PJ Harvey's new stuff, though.
and most of the audience was talking all the way through. At some point one
of the violinists got so pissed off he gave (someone in) the audience the
I'd never heard Rachel's before, but I must confess I wasn't very convinced
(I wasn't one of the talkers, though). At times the music would become
perilously close to flowered-wallpaper territory. It was only when the band
started hitting Dirty Three-like crescendos that the audience started
perking up. The films playing on a screen didn't help either; they looked
like those interludes in Jon Jost's films, though not as well done.
PJ Harvey, on the other hand...
[BTW, I have two CDs for trade: John Zorn's "The Book of Heads" and
Tortoise's "Tortoise Remixed." E-mail me if interested. US only, please.]