Villagers Of Ioannina City
Freak Valley Festival Vol. 5
AWO Gelaende, Netphen-Deuz, Germany
May - 26 - 2016
Day # 1 - Act # 2 (17:00 -> 17:55)
A BLUESHACKS, MIRO, RACKHIR, LORD DIE and SPACEBANDIT taping cooperation
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 dear MIRO close to the stage edge almost dead center. Very fine recording, almost nothing to complain. Maybe the clarino is sometimes a bit low in the mix.
A few pics and the poster are included, sorry, no setlist...
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...
We'll continue our extended journey through this year's great Freak Valley Festival with a greek band with a quite unique sound. Combining elements of folk music from their home area,
Epirus, and its most prominent instrument, the clarino, with modern postrock/stoner wall of sounds made this show a real stand-out of the whole festival. And another proof for my theory,
that the most exciting music is created in places where you'll never expect it. Enjoy...SB.
FULL SHOW (54:25 min.)
01. Intro by Volker (1:22)
02. ... (8:23)
03. ... (8:16)
04. Krasi (5:15)
05. Nova (8:32)
06. Tabourla (5:40)
07. Zvara (6:54)
08. Ti kako (10:00)
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Support this fine band, go to their shows, buy all the merch your spaceship can carry.
Do not convert to lossy files, unless for personal use only. No lossy net use! Flac rules!
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If you sell (this recording)...eat rotten olives until you burst!
Alex Karametis - Guitar, vocals
Akis Zois - Bass
Aris Giannopoulos - Drums
Konstantis Pistiolis - Clarino, backing vocals
Achilleas Radis - goatpipe (?)
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