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By Blurt Staff
More concert coverage from your friendly neighborhood BLURT
– this time, we’ve got the Octopus Project in San Francisco
and Radiohead in Camden, NJ.
- *Steve Klinge caught Radiohead’s In Rainbows tour stop in Camden on August 12, and
he singles out guitarist Jonny Greenwood as key to the band’s mojo. “Greenwood plays the quiet
mad scientist role in the band,” writes Klinge, “handling the most significant
lead guitar duties, but also moving to drum programs, samples and miscellaneous
other instruments. Whether he’s using a guitar or a computer, he seems to revel
in the electricity of sounds even more than the notes, and it’s a thrill to
witness. Thom Yorke’s voice and unhinged dancing command the center, but Greenwood’s restless
artistry pushes and pulls the songs.”
- *A few nights later, on August 16 in San Francisco, Professor Jud Cost was wowed by Austin’s Theremin-wielding
Octopus Project. Cost describes the band’s unique sonics thusly: “Pounding
drum-machine loops went toe-to-toe with the real thing as the volatile sound of
this experimental/pop hybrid bounced like runaway bumper cars, from
Stereolab-ish test-tube bleeps and gurgles to the slide-rule electronic
migraine of Krautrock legends Kraftwerk.”
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[Radiohead photo by Steve Klinge]