With two drummers, and at times four saxophonists blew Bon Iver is high on his tower in the National forest. The days of the intimate rooms are far behind him.
Two years after the original event was Justin Vernon still experimental electro-folkplaat 22, a million and expanded proposals in the capital. About that cancelled show fell Thursday night …
Two years after the original event was Justin Vernon still experimental electro-folkplaat 22, a million and expanded proposals in the capital. About that cancelled show fell Thursday night, no word. No excuses or cause. Was it perhaps early dementia, and Justin Vernon in between his other projects by forget that he was in Brussels it was expected? He showed in the second part of the set in each case for each number someone rock up with a fresh paper. Also on the piano next to him pasted tekstvellen, as if he had crib notes to his own songs to sing. With his tekstkennis was ultimately pretty good – only in bisnummer ‘The wolves (act I and II) hakkelde he is. Not really, because the audience whispered the song in a crescendo towards climax. The fireworks if you bijdenken. But that piano next to him he forgot to use it.
But that was the bisnummer, one of the rare times that Justin Vernon to revert to where it with Bon Iver all began. The hut in which debut, For Emma, forever ago twelve years ago saw the light of day, has been exchanged for the bunkers of this world – to the regret of those who envy. The group played two sets, each about an hour. A clear distinction or difference between the parts was not there. Still got the old songs an electronic edge and were the typical harmoniezangen mostly replaced by saxophone and clarinet. The same blazers gave the sometimes chilly songs from 22, a million and a welcome warmth. The perfect hybrid ‘8 (circle), ” in which frontman along with the front rows of the song did burst.
The main character was, of course, is reserved for the voice of Vernon, who already have the anticipated goosebumps spontaneously did put with to lash out in ‘Towers’ and ‘Perth’. When he full the folkkaart pulled up in a gorgeous ‘Blood bank’ or the stripped-down ‘re:stacks’ did you hear how loud the silencing can sound. To the lights after “Minnesota, WI” suddenly aansprongen and you are like in a cinema from the tension achieved was through an unwanted break between the two parts.
“We have no friends, so we play but all the time,” had Vernon earlier gegrapt. Lies, of course: he had rested James Blake or (half of) The National invite. View the list of artists who are connected with his PEOPLE-collectively or who already came to play on his Eaux Claires festival once more, and ask yourself how much musical talent the man is in his phone book. He chose to only own material to play, and let Radiohead-wise his biggest ‘hit ‘Skinny love’ are in the wings. No one there cared.
“We’re lucky to be celebrating life and music in a safe environment’, he remarked still on. In terms of security was well in Vorst Nationaal. Especially during the ‘Holocene’ you could make the room feel a little sore. Bon Iver experimented two hours long, especially with heat, which reached during this show far behind the last rows.
Seen in Vorst Nationaal.