Ott is an English producer who has worked with the likes of Sinead O'connor and whose 2011 album Mir is a very good sample fest. But live he sways from time to time if he adds a tasty trip-hop inspired beat on his tranceslike but beautiful, er, tracks. But otherwise is engulfed in his own little world and doesn't come out from behind his Mac or really acknowledge the audience.
Ott stands alone and concentrates hard and the audience seems to float away on clouds of sound interrupted by staccato beats, found dialogue and birds cheeping. It all reaches a height of sound manipulation with the delirious "One Day I Wish To Have Have This Kind Of Time" a beautiful 8 minute sound jam with echoes of chamber music clearly delineated on separate tracks. It sounds like it shouldn't be fitting together quite like that but there it goes,
I drifted in and out but my the 45 minute mark (on a workday, hoping the Disco Biscuits might hit the stage early), the sound was making me exceedingly anxious. Still by the end of the set I was won over, and right now, with the music streaming even as I write, I am impressed with the singular beauty of it all. But I don't ever want to watch it again.
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Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – December 1980 (Volume 12, Number 7)
Boy Howdy! did Susan Whitall put together a solid team of writers
its own glammy road not travelled
“This was his best performance ever.”
his best song since “I Will See You In Far Off Places”
expected series of punk veterans
I have this thing where I get older but just never wiser
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – November 1980 (Volume 12, Number 6)
an almost indefinable purity