Saturday, 15 August 2015

Aarhus Festival: Howe Gelb: Way Too Much Light

I'm off to the Aarhus Festival at the end of the month and really looking forward to this evening. Howe Gelb​'s band Giant Sand are a longtime favorite and I love the way his gigs unfurl. He kind of dismantles his songs and rebuilds them again in plain view. Sure, when he's done with them they are always a couple of screws looser, with the odd bolt unreturned to its former home but somehow... his creation seems improved by the process.
Snake oil?
Smoke and mirrors?
Or are we simply hypnotized by a charismatic show man?
Who cares when the results are invariably golden.
On this 'Night of Way Too Much Light' Howe's surrounded by some real talent to share in the alchemy...

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