Freak Valley Festival Vol. 5
AWO Gelaende, Netphen-Deuz, Germany
May - 28 - 2016
Day # 3 - Act # 6 (17:00 -> 17:50)
A BLUESHACKS, MIRO, RACKHIR, LORD DIE and SPACEBANDIT taping cooperation
This is a Spacebandit, so you're in there!
OKM2R -> ZoomH2n (@ WAV 16/44) -> MemoryCard -> HD -> Audacity (edit/remaster) -> WAV 16/44 -> TLH8 -> FLAC -> DIME -> YOUR EARS AND MIND...so far away in outer space...
REcorded by yours truly at first row dead center in front of Mr. Grenas. Overall system sound was a bit boomy, so fixed that a little bit. Almost no chatters audible, sounds pretty fine.
A few pics, a setlist pic and the usual poster are included as well...
FREAK VALLEY FESTIVAL 2016:
Admission fee: 69 Euros in advance
Attendence: 2500 people from all over the world. Sold out since November 2015
Catering: A variety of food booths, breakfast tent on the campground (which was 3 kms UP away), prices slightly above last year. A slice of Pizza at 2.50, other food more expensive.
Some beer booths, a cocktail bar and - to my personal surprise - a small winery slot with "Met" (which I only discovered the last evening, so no chance to get full advantage of it).
Security: Very low, very mellow. Almost no controls at the gate, if you didn't try to roll a barrel of alcolhol into it...
Loos: Acceptable quality both on the festival and on the campground. This is something that makes a difference, if you're staying for three nights...
Weather conditions: Exceptional fine on thursday, some rain during the night, fine again on friday as well as the saturday until 19:45 (probably) when a massive rainfall (no, it was
buckets of rain washing over you) for 90+ minutes went down. Nice for the plants to be removed from those wild bushes pissers, but defintely not fine for tapers...
Crowd behavior: That's kind of serious thing to me. The later the day, the more rule and ruthless and agressive against others a few drunken assholes (please stay at the campground,
if you're already filled up) were. A real strange thing also happened to me and the Lord...never experienced that on during TOUNDRA...
To the crew at Freak Valley Festival...again another fine job done. Thank you.
To the reliable taping crew, friends Reinhard and Dietmar at the campground for the nice pavillion (who had gone for good, but survived 4 Burg Herzberg Festivals) and company.
Always been a pleasure and will be...forever...
So, dear fellow explorers of the outer orbits of sound and vision, here's a short one from these masters of the Lost Angeles Galaxy of spacerock. Unfortunately this show was cut short due to
the announcement from the organizers, but better do that before it might be too late if the sonic attack from above will set in. Anyway, I was really looking forward to see them again
some five years after a disastrous gig at "AJZ" in Bielefeld, and hell yes, the lineup with three guitarists looked very promising. And...holy shit...it was just 45 minutes, but those were
filled with flirring synths, accumulatored bass pumpings and hawkflungs of the sound. Hope you'll enjoy this show, so don't forget to fasten your seatbelts...and lighten one up. SB.
FULL SHOW (51:39 min)
01. Storm warning announcement (5:17)
02. Lupine (5:21)
03. Breach of eyes (5:26)
04. Endless drifting wreck (9:00)
05. Silver shrooms (6:29)
06. We are "e" dismal (6:03)
07. ... (14:00)
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If you sell (this recording)...get lost in the villages of Lost Angeles...
Tommy Grenas - synths, vocals
Abby Travis - bass
Michael Esther - guitar
Paul Hishier - guitar
Chris Nakata - drums
Steve - guitar
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