rocky ambient funk without the grooves
From the last gig on 29 May 2007, towards the end of the bit with everybody playing together for the first time. There is a little build-up to get through before this gets going, but the tingles begin for me with Simeon's picked guitar phrase at about 2:40, backing up Mike B's swells, then later Simeon's shimmering organ-icicles at about 4:40. It's great to hear the two guitarists working well together, filling each other's pauses, complementing each other's phrases and sounds really well. All the while, Mike C leads the harmonic structure, skittering around over his simple 1-3-4-5 line, with Os providing those indefineable background noises. I say all that listening back to it, but I remember this part of the gig well too. Let it not stop, I was thinking. For me, this is exactly why I bother with Improvizone. I don't think there is any other way I could get to be involved in something like this. For others looking at this objectively it may not sound great, and it may yield a dull points score, but as far as I remember, if you were there watching us you were pretty glued by this point. I can hear why.
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