Invitation To The Dance

As disheartening and tiresomely expected as the ebay prices for RSD special releases and the news of ATP’s latest calamity are, we’re taking the unfamiliar step of staying positive around here. I know, it can’t last, but the feeling is thrillingly new. About a week ago Supernormal put up a short minute long clip of last year’s festival. I shared it on our facebook page and said it could be much longer and behold, my wish came true. On Friday they made the first line up announcements and posted the longer version above – beautifully shot, it still seems short and omits much that was great about the weekend, apart from the wasps. Revel in memory or squirm in envy at its loveliness. (also check out Blown Out’s recently released monster of a set from last year)  The line-up so far is packed with mysterious names and some vague familiars, the biggest of the bunch by far being Dutch jazzpunk giants The Ex. I kind of stopped paying attention to them in the mid nineties until the recent Brass Unbound collaboration which Prince Reelfoot was particularly excited about. It seems they carried on putting out records every few years and doing their thing. Lots to go back and discover then. At the bottom is a really fantastic concert film of the Brass Unbound tour, well worth a listen (although it’s nicely shot, there’s not all that much to look at). I doubt Brass Unbound will be part of the band this year but given the band and the festival are both so open to collaboration and experimentation only good things can come of this – see you there.

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APOSTILLE – ASIQ NARGILE – BAS JAN – BIG JOANIE – BRIDGET HAYDEN & CLAIRE POTTER – CASUAL SECT – CAVALIER SONG – CHARLES HAYWARD: ZIG-ZAG & SWIRL – CUP – HELM & VALENTINA MAGALETTI – HERB DIAMANTE – GIANT SWAN – HEATHER LEIGH – HOUSEWIVES – MARIA CHAVEZ – MELTING HAND – MUMS – PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS – SAM BELIFANTE & MARK SANDERS – SOPHIE COOPER & DELPHINE DORA – THE EX – THE REBEL – TOMAGA – TUT VU VU – VANISHING TWIN – VIBRACATHEDRAL ORCHESTRA – YAMA WARASHI

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