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moleshow

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in between dreams
« on: November 10, 2017, 09:34:56 am »
the pictures coming out from these shows are like... fantastic. what are y'all's thoughts on the show?
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Re: in between dreams
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2017, 09:52:05 am »
The last four shows ( Shadowland - Talking Light - Wonder of Weird and this one) are all very much alike. I was glad to see this show but  it didn't have the same impact like Demons Dance Alone ,Wormwood or Cube-E did.

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Re: in between dreams
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 11:36:25 am »
i think, there, you have to consider a couple of things. currently, touring seems to be a more effective manner of staying financially afloat. Cube-E, DDA, Wormwood all had a couple of years between 'em. the latter two were based off of some pretty socially and emotionally charged work, and they all sort of have the drawback of being spatially inflexible. big shows. takin' up a lot of space. up until RCB, really, that seemed to be an issue they had.. and even then. those tours would currently be quite the affair- lots of crew, lots of setup- time and money. taking into account the costs of transporting, feeding, and giving a place to sleep and shower to a larger group- it's costly.

and the pace of the work is quicker, now. bam-bam-bam, everything is in quick succession. because you have to keep up. defining your place in the world requires this constant reinforcement. you can always keep the attention of those who have been looking, but there are others who haven't. leave more for them to see. live music is just where it's at right now. currently, RCB and In Between Dreams all have this wonderful advantage of almost being accessible to the uninformed.

it's complicated, but i guess i'm fine with it! because the thing is- there are people behind The Residents, and they have needs and they have to work in the same world we do to bring The Residents to us.
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Re: in between dreams
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 03:28:37 am »
Hi Moleshow.
I did consider all of the points you mentioned. And I don't think it's that complicated. Like I mentioned : I was glad to see this show.
And at the same time I was disappointed. I guess that is what this economic approach combined with the
strive for functionality does to me. But ofcourse there are others, I do realize that.
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Re: in between dreams
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2017, 07:02:40 pm »
Paris was my first ever Residents show. Yes it had an impact.

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Re: in between dreams
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2017, 10:55:23 am »
you wanna elaborate on that? haha

what stood out to you about it? anything grab you by the heart and/or soul?
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Re: in between dreams
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2017, 08:29:12 am »
I was at the Paris show.

Short story is....I loved it.

I missed out seeing the wonder of weird in London, and have been itching to see the "touring group" incarnation of the Res since then. When this came up I sold it to the wife as a trip to Paris for my birthday :)

I've been aware of the Res as long as I can remember, to the point that I can't say for sure how I first became aware of them. It was probably TTRR or the Commercial album I first heard. Or I saw them on TV.

Anyway, I was reminded of them at a company I worked at in the early 90s that had the Apple QuickTime 1.0 CDROMs. Hidden in these were some one minute movies from the commercial album, in glorious 320x 200 or something like that.

This started me back into them, and I picked up GI3P in the library of all places that me started collecting. Favourites are Intermission, the Commercial album, and absolute top is GI3P. I also got really into Freak Show, Heaven and Hell, and snake finger solo albums in the 90s.

I jumped at the chance to see them in London for the Wormwood tour. TBH I was really disappointed. Maybe the failing is mine, but I found the amateur play acting qualities detracted from the atmosphere and music, but I love the Res and can accept that maybe I wasn't travelling with them on this trip.

After that I drifted away for a bit, but was drawn back a few years after demons dance alone to appreciate their immense output in the 21 century. I loved the voice of midnight and just dipping into various new works, compilations and reworkings.

Which brings us to RCB and the new touring Res. I personally love that the Res now go out and put on a show. To me it seems a good balance of the old creative and narrative focus and the needs of a modern touring out fit. If it means I can see them several times over as many years until they (he!) retires, and they get some money to continue, well I for one am excited and happy to see them.

One small thing I did see a difference in is the merch. In 99, I didn't like the show, but walked away with a beautiful silkscreen poster of benny the bump. This time there were more typical tour offerings such as the cds ( I'm really only going to go for vinyl as a purchase for the most part), and some shirts (where I was very happy to get a shirt of the new plague mask and suit look). So, would prefer more art to,buy, but perhaps that no longer sells.

Anyway. The gig itself was amazing. Lots of screaming, but it seemed to make sense. EDF(?) and NC(?) make great Res, and I am happy to consider them as paid up members. Great sound, great history. Dunno who the drummer was...but yes, a tight touring group with a blues/guitar/noise version of Res work does it for me, and everyone gave it their all....

May you carry on.