There are on spotify some interesting playlist proposed by Julie's Haircut as summary of the Italian background of the moment "postcard from the land of sunshine" is one of this and can be used as example or guide of this music area.
HEAR : Ostro (mp3)
Dark-wave sonorities in this album.
Hear : Picture One
Hear : Yellow Laughter
Nick Mason with "Sacerful of Secrets" is on tour playing a selection of the early Pink Floyd (before wish you were here).
It was really exiting listening to "Lucifer Sam" "Arnold Line" and "Atom Heart Mother" that was in my opinion the top of the concert. Presence of Guy Pratt (working with Pink Floyd in the past) and Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet guitar) gave an important weight from technical point of view. Voices was probably the weakest point of the performance.
Franz Ferdinad played just for one hour but it was enough to see the power and intensity of the band. At the end I really enjoyed the show. The area of Milano Rocks was the ex-Expo space. An extended area (it take 1/2 h walking from car parking to the concert area on the opposite site (good jogging).Not so much people was attending (not bad) probably a lot of people preferred the Thursday concert (Imagin Dragons and Mannequine) with 60000 presence (and rain).
I also stay there for part of "The National " performance. They are good but too monotone (for my feeling). I don't know them very well but all songs and music seems to mee very similar. I preferred the explosive Franz Ferdinand for sure.
Really more than a concert. The Performance of yesterday night was GREAT!! David Byrne can be considered (is considered) a Genius of the stage and this is a fact.
The effect of David and the group on an empty area (no cable, no fix structures or instruments ) is spectacular. Instruments are moving with people on the scene that is a growing of rhytm of percussion and dance. Actors an musicians are free to move and create in an empty space. The last part of the concert all the theatre was standing dancing and singing. Really an unmissable night.
This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) Milan 16-7-2018
Here a rip of my original CD. It is only one files because is not so easy to separate the single traces (up to you).
By the way.... A good concert with audience that clearly appreciate the old songs more than the last production. I have not yet decided if "Tranquillity Base Hotels + Casino" is a good LP or not.... Alex Turner seems coming from a '50 film atmosphere . 90 minutes of music and that's all....Grazie Milano, Good Night....
The setlist of the live show at the end convinced me. All the classic Pink Floyd songs were there and .... only few from Roger last work.
The concert (the show probably is more appropriate) was quite good. A lot of technicalities and scenic surprises like "flighting pig drone" and different movies support music and voice not at the top (also the acustic was not perfect). Surely Pink Floyd were another thing but this is what we have now.
The Happiest days of our lives
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Here a ripping of my vinyl copy. enjoy!!