El Perro del Mar had her first ever gig in Finland last week, and that was an interesting experience! Under the warm up act, Phantom, I had the feeling that I was participating in the Christmas party to the organization “We Are the Well Off and Nice Behaving Female Hipsters”. A nice party I guess, but not exactly my cup of tea…
It was not only El Perro del Mar first gig in Finland, it was also her last show of her current tour. As already mentioned, I’m not exactly in the scope of her core fans. So I haven’t followed Sarah Assbring album career that closely. I had streamed her latest, and fifth album, “Pale Fire” a few times plus familiarized myself with previous popular songs.
I felt ready for the music, but totally unaware of the fact that I would be totally charmed by the scaled down and pretty simple stage show. If Im going to describe it in one sentence it would be something like this: a beatmaker, a singer, small dance steps, loads of smoke and pleasant light. What I really loved was the small parts that showed tribute to some of the great acts of the naughties, the Prodigy and Massive Attack!
A special mentioning has to go to the warm up act Phantom, and their awesome piece of equipment – the UFO Controller! Looked brilliant, and this is what it does: “it allows you to control music software and external synthesizers with simple hand gestures. It looks like you’re playing a weird Theremin.” Check out this video to see how it works.
MToK also want to wish El Perro del Mar good luck in her upcoming, and exciting, life events!!
Couldn’t find any videos from the gig so here is “Hold off the Dawn” @ INGMAR live sessions:
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