Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Haxan Cloak and Fuck Buttons, SWG3, Glasgow

Just a quickie to say totally loved the gig at SWG3 tonight, although it will be a while before I can hear again.

Support act The Haxan Cloak (London based producer Bobby Krlic) showed what way things were going as his deep droning bass was loud enough to make my trouser legs vibrate. His latest album "Excavations" is apparently an instrumental contemplation on the journey you take after death. It is dense and dark, but the volume I play it at in my house didn't prepare me for the reverb on that bass inside the concrete box that is the warehouse at SWG3.

Fuck Buttons at SWG3
Next up was an hour and a half of the Fuck Buttons. I'd seen them do a great show at Stereo previously in Glasgow, where they seemed to guddle about in a suitcase full of electronic toys. Now they've got bigger and better toys and light shows to play with. As well as plenty from their new album Slow Focus, there were some oldies too, including a jazzed up version of Surf Solar, the tune which opened the Olympic opening ceremony in 2013 bizarrely enough. I was glad that they found room for Prince's Prize as it is my kids' favourite one from the album when I play it at home. They think it sounds like "an underground level of Mario" - no idea what that means.

It was a great show, played at a great volume, with my scalp and chest wall thrumming along in time to the music at times. I'm guessing it's too late for me to buy some of those ear plug things all the kids seem to wear.

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