i'm sure it was live to some degree. i'm not trying to call them out or anything. but did you actually see them playing the synth at any point? their whole aesthetic is very cut+paste. their songs don't sound like them playing synths, so it'd suprise me to see them actually up there not playing computers.
i'd be interested to hear how the live versions differed from the recordings.
also, that live set up definitely looks like they were trying to maximize the visual appear of the stage show. i mean, the wall of amps and that patch-chord synth. there's easier ways to go about that in a live set up.
I was never thinking you were calling them out. Sure they could make it different set up wise to be ideal for them, but I think they chose to do it this way. There had to be computers there in some form but I dont know. I wasnt under their noses. Download the video and give me your thoughts. Another one is coming after that. I think the speakers were real though, and one of them stepped up front and changed some lines on the patches to the synths, I dont think thaty was for show.
I'm pretty sure the synths were for show. Yeah they came around and switched a cord once (I was front row exactly in the center), but that was for show too I'm sure, considering they played a clip saying "Mr. Fix It!" or something when they did that haha. That and, right before the sound started to fizzle out into static until the cord was changed.
Really, if they were going to use all that stuff, they'd have it facing them lol.
I wonder if the amps were working or not. The show didn't seem that loud to me, I mean, MSTRKRFT was louder IMO.
The whole amps/synths/cross ensemble is a Justice thing. I think there's art for that too, something like that.
I listened to Justice at the beginning from the way back of the tent then walked up to the front to watch people dancing and see everything from the full perspective. I thought they sounded pretty boring, but I probably just don't get it. The crowd seemed really small and it was too light inside the tent. It was too light inside the tent every time I went in there.
Heads up kids, here's the scoop. One more chance for those of you who didn't make it to the Echoplex last night. At Cinespace tonight: Busy P, Medhi, So Me, special guest (ahem ahem), SOULWAX, along with the normal Tuesday night Cinespace crew like Steve Aoki and Them Jeans. Woot!
But get there early if you're not on the guest list, especially if you're a boy, because the line is probably gonna get long.