I didn't realize how loud it was, either (I started with earplugs for Orbital but took them off a minute or two in). Ears are ringing.
BEST SET OF THE YEAR/ cant stop thinking about it
I was right there on the rail in the front row and I can honestly say it was the best set Iíve seen this year. He totally blew everyones mind! He played 70+ mins of really dark nasty ish that were surprisingly danceable. played some artifakts disconnect **** pong spastik etc.. and the tent had a totally different vibe to it. It wasnít overly crowded and really dark/ towards the end of the set those heavy winds started blowing adding to the vibe. Everyone around me just had there jaws dropped the entire time. Didnít feel like I was in the sahara at all. The set was super loud and clean and his led cage seemed to rattle with the bass, I was up there with some Spaniards and they had the iphone plastikman app running and it had the lyrics playing along to each track! Insane, for me Coachella ended after that set, I was doneÖ
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coachella 06 '07' 08' 09' 10' 11' 12' 13' 14'
One of the most epic, fun, and enigmatic performances ever. Seriously lost my mind and body.
Seriously wish I could make it to Detroit in May to see it again....
Loved every sec of it! I feel so privileged to have been there with and the crowd was the best. Actually saw three people fall out from the bass!
Such a seriously mind-blowing set, I'm so glad I saw this (and from 4th row/center too) even though I missed AfP. I still have those three slow powerful bass notes stuck in my head - he played at such a haunting pace and the crowd had so much energy! I don't usually listen to minimal techno that much but I knew what I was getting into beforehand and it was absolutely amazing, I felt like I was watching an artist at his best. The image of the LED screen responding to the sounds with these elemental shapes and waves was phenomenal, and the fact that you had to strain so hard to just catch a glimpse of light barely outlining his hair through the LEDs just set up this frightening dark atmosphere.
It was also great watching it with that crowd, because there were a lot of cross-generation mixing. It was great to see the older guys who grew up with this stuff and I was surprised by the large younger crowd too (I'm 20 but very pleased that the other "ravey kids" as you like to call us aren't just superficially into drugs and strobe lights but actually could appreciate the art). The set was just out of this world; i highly doubt i'll ever see a comparable performance, and that really is what made the set and coachella as a whole so worth it for me. My only complaint was the significant lag between the sound and the LED - i wonder if the iphone app had anything to do with that (i dont know what it was like though) and it would be even better if it was synchronized more.
My videos.....last few are after everyone left and it got real crazy
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I'll never forget the looks on everyone's face after it was done.
I found my buddy 10 min after the set ended standing in the back with no one around him, not moving an inch, with his head in a gaze...
he said his feet didn't move the whole set, I had to go wake him up basically out of that dark mindset
we both were freaking out and proceeded to campground to calm down
wow, I thought it was actually appropriate without additional lighting.
Couldn't take my eyes away from that Tron MCP.
The plastikman website has some jumbled dates/shows listed right now, and it says "more dates to be confirmed shortly." I would fly somewhere in the US to see this again.
5/22: Move D, Reaganz, Sassmouth @ Monarch
5/28: Refused, White Lung @ GAMH
5/29: Spoon @ The Fox Theater, Oakland
5/29: Max Cooper EMERGENCE @ PW
5/30: Neutral Milk Hotel @ Pappy & Harriet's
6/2: Kiasmos ft. Olafur Arnalds, Rival Consoles @ The Independent
6/6: Matthew Dear, Daniel Bortz @ Public Works
6/12: Christian Loeffler @ TBA
6/17: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah @ The Independent
6/21: Underworld, Jungle @ The Hollywood Bowl
6/25: Until the Ribbon Breaks @ The Rickshaw Stop
1,000 bucks for a plane ticket for me...
As I walked away from the Sahara with my face dripping to the ground, I instantly said, "I need to see this show again and he needs to have a longer set."
Seriously. I would love to see him play around this area.
I wish I could talk my friends into going to Detroit but traveling during Memorial Day weekend is a motherfucker.
I'd like to 2nd the statement about it being so dark - that made it so much more appropriate for his music. Kinda glad the lighting guy didn't make it over.
I really need to see this again as soon as possible. I want to go to movement but I'd probably get fired for being gone that weekend.
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I felt the same when dealing with Thom Yorke's set. 5 minutes into Plastikman, I could not care less about Thom's set.
Fuck. This is the biggest conflict of the weekend that i didn't know existed until right now. Fuck.