I got a notice from Chuck Van Zyl, the producer and host of WXPN‘s Star’s End and one half of The Ministry of Inside Things about a live solo performance this Sunday, April 15 at 7:00 PM at the AxD Gallery, 265 S. 10th Street in Philadelphia. (It’s a static site and there’s no info about the performance on there) It’s a free gig. Chuck posted this video of a live performance with stills from various gigs. It’s a very cool live excursion of vintage mid-70s’ Tangerine Dream style electronics.
While I was checking out that video, I saw another one for Radio Massacre International, another retro-space band. Their video is a nicely produced live
performance. I’ve seen RMI many times and they’ve been live on Echoes a few times as well. One of their performances is on our CD, Resonance. This is one of the best live segments from them that I’ve ever heard.
There are times when I hear music like this and think, “Guys, it’s the 21st century already.” Then there are times when I listen to performances like these and think it’s the most amazing sound of the last century, period. Those analog synths and sequencers still take you places that no other music can reach.
I hope you enjoyed this celestial trip from your humble space travel agent.
~© 2012 John Diliberto ((( echoes )))
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