Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Recording: Nifty

Artist: Nifty

Song: [last piece]

Recorded at The Tranzac (Main Hall), October 1, 2015.

Nifty - [last piece]

After c_RL's utterly persuasive opening set, Matt Smith called some members of the audience together for a huddle before he took the stage, looking unsure of his gameplan. "I don't know what I'm doing," he commented as he was about to start, which I take it to mean he realized the mood in the room called for something more subdued than he had been planning. After setting up his tubs of electronic gear, he did lead off with a short electronic piece, some humming bursts of burbling synthtone, but then he switched to guitar for a quiet instrumental piece. Then he called up Colin Fisher and Brandon Valdivia as well as c_RL's Nicole Rampersaud along with a mini-choir and started conducting this piece for found words (he'd solicited a newspaper from the crowd before starting, which explains some of the topical lyrics, if you can make 'em out). Despite himself, Smith still managed to build up to a pleasingly bombastic rush.

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