Start 21:00 / End 21:35
Caudal is an instrumentalist trio featuring Aidan Baker (Drone God and head of Nadja). Caudal plays a progressive Krautrock which despite some weak songs, starts to be interesting when slows down and adds psychedelic riffs and moves toward space rock shores. The band is pretty new and I presume it was one of its first shows ever. It would be a pleasure to see them live again soon. A nice and proper opener for Arbouretum indeed.
Start 22:05/ End 23:35
Arbouretum’s way of mixing together Folk, hard Rock and echoes of Doom is unique in my opinion and after listening to its albums for years, I finally had the occasion to see the band perform live and my expectations haven’t been disappointed. Long songs supported by a warm voice ending with amazing solos, which send you directly into the middle of a hot, drained desert. It did not even matter the venue’s acoustic, which isn’t the best, nor the sound mixing, which wasn’t always perfect. What mattered was the band´s attitude and the small and cozy atmosphere, which amplified the feeling exchanged with the audience. After a two songs encore the band left the stage leaving in me and maybe in some others, the desire to have that beard too!
P.S.: Sorry for the dark pics but the lights were really weak and I didn´t want to bother the band with flashes.
Price: 12,10€ at Trinity Music