Ivy Garden Of The Desert
Freak Valley Festival 2014
AWO Gelaende, Netphen-Deuz, Germany
May - 29 - 2014
Day # 2/ Act # 2
A SPACEBANDIT/MIRO/BLUESHACKS/LORD DIE taping cooperation
Freak Valley Notes... by Spacebandit
Once again the opening of the outdoor festival madness here in Germany started in an industrial area of tiny Netphen near Siegen. As in the two years before, the ROCKFREAKS put on a
fantastic lineup of stoner/doom/heavy 70's/bluesrock/spacerock, whatever your heart fills with joy. Some bands there did exclusive shows, with no further touring in Germany or even in
Europe, so the crowd gathering at Freak Valley consited of music lovers from all over the continent, sometimes even more far away. The sound was very good, and the lawn in front of the
stage as well (more later on that!). But somehow I feel that the spirit of Freak Valley has changed since last year. To be honest: To a more commercial festival. Though it might be good
for the event itself, there's a whole lotta more to make better next year. As me and my friends arrived in pouring rain on thursday noon, we could not get the usual parking lot in front
of the venue, but were forced to park our five station wagons (for comfortable old men's sleep) about a kilometer away. Well, that was nothing troubling, but the walk along a crowded
highspeed road on 50 centimeters (with cars almost NOT speeding down) was really life-risking. OH MY GOD! Even as they put out signs of 30 KM/H, some idiots cruised along me with 100+!
You wanna get killed by the roadside by an asshole who refuses to put the speed down on his car (only for about 500 meters)? I can think of a better way to die...Guess the drivers in that
Siegerland are all crazy. And the police had a chance to collect hundrets of licences...but where did I see our beloved HELPERS...? N.o.w.h.e.r.e !
Oh, hell yeah, that was the thing that I'm seriously PISSED. All other minor annoying things, like the rude kicking crowd during some shows are just "kindergarden"...Just KICK back...
All thanks to my "Psychedelik Stammtisch" crew of Michael, Wolli, Joerg and my dear brother Martin, and of course, to our good friend LORD DIE, who managed to get a secure parking lot
about 150 meters from stage, but for the price of a hip-surgery and a walking stick before...He deserved to get that!
A BIG BUNCH of THANKS to the whole Freak Valley workers for making this festival A REAL GOOD TIME. Thanks also for the well-behaved SECURITY boys and girls (but only from Friday on, where
were you on thursday? Day off?). Last not least, all thanks to the great ANNOUNCER Volker. Great to hear almost the same introduction to all bands!
So...well I need to write this...WEATHER REPORT...
May 29th - heavy rain on the drive/light rain all through the evening. night temperatures about 8+ C.
May 30th - no rain, clouded sky, broke up to the clear moonlight. night temperatures about 3/4+ C. Brrrr...
May 31st - fantastic sunshine all day long! night temperatures about 8/9+ C.
Admission fee: In advance, EARLY BIRD TICKETS, bought last November, 45 Euros.
Catering on Festival ground: Pizzabude (n�h!), a Veggiefood booth (naja...) and a Fritten/Currywurstbude (auch nicht �berragend!).
Two big sized Veltins Bier Booths, and a very crowded Cocktail-Bar...Oh, and of course, a much crowded Coffee-Bar.
Drain: Well, only four wagons to leave off your bladder and bowel remains. Sometimes an EMERGENCY, lifesaving procedere...2 more next year would be fine!
Ok, Ladies and gentlemen...here's a bit of FREAK VALLEY FESTIVAL 2014...
SONY ECM 717 -> ZOOM H2n (at WAV 16/44) -> SDcard -> HD -> Audacity (edit/remaster) -> WAV 16/44 -> TLH8 -> FLAC -> DIME -> YOUR EARS AND MIND...
Recorded by dear friend, "Psychedelik-Stammtisch-Bruder" and taping buddy BLUESHACKS at first row almost dead center. Luckily we decided to bring two different equipments to the Valley,
and as you know that mine jammed a lot due to an unknown cable break, it's sooooo goood to hear an almost pristine quality tape. A few yells and hollers here and there, but really
nothing that distracts you from listening to this great short but epic performance. All thanks to BLUESHACKS for capturing this one!
Second band from second day at lovely FREAK VALLEY FESTIVAL 2014 features a band from Montebelluna, Treviso, Italy. The IVY were founded in late 2008, and have so far three albums (or
they call it EP's, but all contain more than 30 minutes of music) released. What I thought would turn out the "usual" Sabbathstyle stonerdoom turned out as a quite interesting
performance. Not only were almost all songs woven together as an continous long jam (which made tracking quite difficult), but the more it seems that they expanded the original
tracks quite a lot. And, to my positive surprise, the music was more psychedelic than I had expected. (if only the pizza from the foodbooth was kinda like that!) So, here's all
in for the likes of COLOUR HAZE (for example), and a bit of vintage italian opera singing is included as well. Listen to the sample...
Join in for another fun show from FVF 2014...SB.
FULL SHOW (47:50 min.)
01. Volker's intro (0:51)
02. ... -> (6:33)
03. Hang glider (15:34) *
04. ... (6:13)
05. ... (8:37)
06. Enchanting journey (10:00)
Please help with the setlist! * most likely another song woven in...
the usual facebook/soundcloud sites...
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Do not convert to lossy files, unless for personal use only. No lossy net use. Flac rules!
If you spread, keep lineage/taper info intact. It's the tapers that give you this music!
If you sell...eat rotten macceroni until you burst!
IVY GARDEN OF THE DESERT are...
Diego Bizzaro - Guitar, Vocals
Paolo Martini - Bass Guitar
Alexander Puntel - Drums
Uploaded to DIME by Spacebandit 2014/06/13.
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