Fuck that other clusterfuck. Cause I say goddamn; just hearing Pete talk while he was setting up drove deep life-affirming chills through my body. I have been listening to music by this man almost as long as I've been listening to real music and this is why I go to shows.
It wasn't a perfect show by any means but that doesn't matter. I mean, it matters to Pete because that's what he spent much of his time doing, adjusting things and fiddling with the sound mix. But that makes sense; his music is near-ambient/minimalist drones that rely almost entirely on textures.
It was glorious, for me, though. Just hearing the sounds on that first (new) song and feeling comforted; saying this is the music of Sonic Boom. This is what I know. So much joy, the release for so much childish giddyness standing there waiting for the set to begin.
There were two people on stage; both mostly played various keyboards and electronics and stuff I wasn't sure what did, exactly. The other guy played guitar for one song but I didn't get any pictures because I was too enraptured because "Let Me Down Gently" did things to my body. Seriously. I mean for fuck's sake; how many times've I heard that record?
So yeah, wow.
There was one opener. They were called The Year of Acceleration and were from Tucson. They reminded me some of Blood Music-era Chapterhouse and Ferment-era Catherine Wheel. More prominent vocals, though. They sounded good. I really liked the rhythm section.