Artist: Mystic Triangle
Recorded at The Great Hall (Long Winter 4.5 – Night 2), March 18, 2016.Mystic Triangle - A4M
You can't fault Long Winter for being ambitious and for wanting to close out the season by cramming in as much music and art into the Great Hall as possible, but their plan to close the year out with a two-night stand didn't entirely pay off. Giving patrons the choice of two nights (and holding them at the end of Spring Break) seemed to especially cut into the younger crowd and both nights (especially Friday) lacked that "about to burst" feeling that makes LW unique. But even if the crowd was at less than maximum strength, there was no certainly no lack of music spread throughout the building.
Having heard Ben Oginz's Mystic Triangle project in more intimate spaces, it was quite exciting to hear his slightly-brooding synth-arpeggiations filling up the huge space in the Main Hall. Sounds like there's some different gear in the mix since I last caught him, too, with some subtle re-arrangements of the material.
[Mystic Triangle, along with YlangYlang and Fake Humans, is part of a staggeringly-good undercard for tomorrow's ZONES album release show (Friday, April 1st at Smiling Buddha). ]