Waves

, comment by Pinhead_Larry
Pinhead_Larry Haunting, eclectic, dark, intense; yep this is Summer 2003 Phish. Yet, even by '03 standards this jam stands out. The song proper is standard Waves fare, but the following jam after the final refrain drops off any remaining ideal of "Waves" and morphs into a passage to the deep and murky depths of the underworld.

I might describe it as an ambient soundscape, but do not come in expecting Fukuoka Twist. That soundscape was delicate and more "musical." This ambient soundscape is sinister and one is hard pressed to find passages to tap one's foot to. That's not to say this is bad by any stretch of the imagination. As Westbrook already put it, you need to be in the right head-space.

Personally, I love the minimalist approach in the jam, but ultimately I feel like this is a "you had to be there" jam. I can only imagine what the light show was like. If you're a fan of jams like the Halloween '98 Wolfman's Brother, then this is one worth checking out. And if you love both of those jams, the 46 Days from the next night at IT is right up your alley.
, comment by westbrook
westbrook I have to be in a certain head space to really get into the ambient noise jam in the back half of this Waves, but when I am craving a total space out jam, few others do the trick as well as this one.
 
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