image by http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamtheloop/3991394517/Its taken a while, but tonight faired as a strong contender for gig of the year. For a show I almost opted out of, its production took me completely by suprise, and knocked me off my feet. Fever Ray take production to a new level - their performance almost trancends itself.

The show was more like some mysterious ritual- incense, secret signs, symbolic numbers, and strange movements. The entire stage remained dark for the entire show, with a massive laser show above, and glowing and flickering lampshades on stage. Even when you could see more than silhouettes through the smoke, they were all wearing costumes and masks, clearly wanting to be taken at the value of their production, rather than as individuals.

sample:
Fever_Ray_-_Keep_The_Streets_Empty.mp3
Fever_Ray_-_If_I_Had_a_Heart.mp3

image by iamtheloop on flicker.

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