I can't remember what I was going to write now because I just saw a monkey having sex with a coconut on tv.
Just been to another Permanent Vacation gig. Here's some opinion based writing about it.
Don't worry. I'll keep it brief.
First up, Lex, Lee, David & Toby. An Oxford noise supergroup featuring Elapse-O, Euhedral & half of Traktors. A 4 man drone machine. With a trombone. There's always a worry with these kind of collaborations that they will end up being a little disappointing. The key to this was that they used the opportunity to explore a side of the whole noise/drone scene that none normally do in their respective bands. Maybe because of this, they end up giving us an awesome set that is greater than the sum of it's parts.
Second, Smear Campaign. Wasn't so keen on this guy. Really liked some of what he was doing, like the sound he got from his contact mic'ed up cymbal, but it was a bit too samey without good reason to be for my liking. Kind of like watching John Olson on an off day.
Headlining was Serfs. Serfs gave us a set of 2 halves. The first half was the kind of warm guitar drones that recalled Growing at their best. For the second half the noise took a back seat and we were treated to some very nice slow (again I want to say warm) riffing. Kind of like a blues Earth. Very good indeed.
Russian Circles tomorrow! Yipeeeeeeeeee!