Day 3- Caribou
Sore heads, gail force wind and rain rain rain.. Welcome to Day 3, curated by Caribou.
If you have been following this series of reviews , you should know by now that I, Bunny Ears, cannot do jazz (please see Day 1 review). So to listen to Pharoah Sander first thing in the morning (afternoon) with a sore head should not have been a good combination. And it wasn’t, at first but then the music took a turn into a soothing slow-ish jazz (I can handle slow mellow jazz). It was like Sunday in the park, but only here everyone is chilling out on the carpet, in a dark windowless building, with no sun and away from the rain. O how romantic!
This was one of the band on my must-check-out list for the weekend and this is purely because someone I know has a girlfriend who has a cousin who knows someone that’s in the band (no idea which one). Anyway, Connan Mockasin is absolutely brilliant and they are definitely my favourite new discovery. A little Air, a little Beck, the sound is soft, minimal, pure and very very beautiful. You cannot help but be captivated.
One is a ‘Dutch post-punk legend’ and the other is a ‘saxaphone-wielding king of Ethiopian jazz soul’. The results well, as jazz as jazz can be. I tried, believe me I tried… but I can’t, I simply can’t.
Let’s go get a drink instead.
I have serious issues with bands who wear quirky things on stage, cos more often than not, their so called DIY eccentric I-am-o-so-quirky music is actually O-m-g-are-you-being-serious? And please do not refer to your severe lack of style or the understanding of style as eccentric or quirky. It’s the same reason why there are no stupid people left in Britain, only dyslexics.
More jazz…If I am stuck in a catacomb with this lot, trust me, that will be my nightmare before Xmas (or indeed any other day). One of them is supposed to be from another planet, and some of them have been around since Tutankhamun. Whatever they do, wherever they come from, we definitely worship a different god. O forgive me…
Yeah.. another must-see for me, Junior Boys seemed to be the current go-to people for remixes. And I can totally understand why. They have created a niche for themselves, making music that adults can enjoy and dance to without having to punch their fist in the air every other second.. I called it ‘Adult Orientated Dance’. Whoever reviewed Roisin Murphy last album and declared ‘Finally, dance music for adults!’ should really get themselves a copy of Junior Boys ‘cos this is finally dance music for adults. O I want more!
Still dancing…Still adult and still very contemporary, Kieren Hebden buy cialis online took everyone up a notch into serious party time. With a more thumping sound and energy, Four Tet is how dance music in a club should sound like (instead of the carry-on DJ sound from the bygone Ibiza years). So put on you dancing shoes matey, the party ain’t over yet.
The final act for the weekend (at least for me), Caribou – Vibration Ensemble is basically Caribou and their friends who have perform during the weekend. And o I cannot ask for a better closing act. One word- Major. This bunny dance and dance like it’s 1999 (or 2000 for some). There was a mellow moment in the middle of the set, but that just make the pick up even more amazing. And when ‘Odessa’ came on, I think I shed a tear of joy. It was absolutely brilliant and the ending, oh unexpectedly perfect. I’m totally shattered.
And there you go, the round up for this year’s ATP- Nightmare Before Christmas.
It has been a total blast. And like I said, I don’t’ like making sweeping statement like ‘ooh this is the best ATP’ but it has been a very very very good one. O sort it. This is the Best ATP!!! (I’ve been to four ok).
Disclaimer: The views of Bunny Ears is not necessarily that of TEA London’s; or that of anyone else’s for that matter.