Raison d'Etre and Gale Grand Central
Long-awaited concert took place in the climatic club 'Piwnica 21'. During the concert nothing could compare to Raison d’etre's visualization – the first minute and I started fantasizing about journey to the unknown world. But I shall come back to that in a moment... The single-person project Gale Grand Central started the concert. A unique display of artistry liven the audience up in just a few minutes. Honestly speaking, I didn't expect such a good support. Probably it's just because I had not had contact with Svensen's music before. Apart from nice sounds one more thing attracted me extremely. After each recording, when we were applauding, Per waved his hand to stop. It was disarming. I think that I will always associate the gesture with this concert. The whole meeting was supposed to be under the name 'Climate”. The Raison's visualizations perfectly combined with extraordinary music were the reason the concert was really unique. At one point I felt as if the rust from the screen permeated me. The sounds perfectly inserted in the images made me believe that the phantom of the ship is still alive. The rust permeated all and the rust was his blood. It's hard to describe it in words, one needs to see and listen to it. Peter Andersson got two encores. The triple end was doubly painful. It was a strange return to reality. The musical improvisations were very good ; it was easy to follow the events on the stage. The images supplemented the action. The one who hasn't seen it, should regret that he missed the chance to escape to the other world for this one evening.
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