GY!BE were the main draw for the festival, they played 3 times over the weekend. I’ve got their albums and EPs and they’re rather magnificent. Live, they recreate that urgent, stirring sense of cataclysm. However, in a close to two hour set the dynamic of slow start and an invetible build up to a symphonic crescendo became a little blugeoning and repetitive. They sounded amazing but there were no suprises or mystery to their performance 😦

The last act I saw was Tim Hecker. Tim layered loops with really, earth trembling sub bass oscillations. Your whole body vibrated while your ears were caressed with softer, musical movements. The experience was pleasantly physical and stimulating, it’s an experience well worth seeking out if you get the chance to see him perform.

Tim Hecker – Apondalifa

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