Saturday, September 19, 2015

Recording: Flowers of Hell

Artist: Flowers of Hell

Song: Warmth of a Christmas Chill

Recorded at Yonge-Dundas Square (Intersection 2015), September 5, 2015.

Flowers of Hell - Warmth of a Christmas Chill

You can read my general notes on the festival here. Returning headliners (they closed out the festival back in 2011) Flowers of Hell were a well-fit choice to finish the day off. Even with a Lou Reed cover tossed in for good measure, this large-format rock'n'roll ensemble was the most "classical" act of the day — especially when essaying material from their brand-new Aria 51 EP, which is itself a precursor to the release of mainman Greg Jarvis' full symphony. This was the only act of the day that suffered from being on the floor of the square rather than on stage, as the crowd that accumulated made it a bit tough to get a good view — ironically, the best spot to watch this was actually up on the stage, behind the band. Playing without any monitors, the band was feeling their way through a bit more than usual, relying on intuition and Jarvis' conducting. Even with that obstacle, this was still a reasonably-bombastic way to close out a full day in the square.

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