, attached to 2010-08-18

Review by ericwyman

ericwyman (This is a review of Light only)

2010-08-18, Hartford CT

Light, Number 18*

Placement: 3rd song, 2nd Set
Preceded by: Light

After sloppy versions of both Axilla and Timber, the band launches into Light. Jam begins at 3:24. Trey quickly begins to flutter around while left-turn Mike just plays something completely unique.

(Note: Someday I'm gonna compare all of the bass lines Mike uses once Trey starts the solo. I'm betting very few are similar)

At 5:30 Trey unleashes the first lick that really begins to change the dynamic. 6:15 the evolving jam is very Timber-esque, they could probably go back into it if they wanted. 6:50 Trey drives further downward until Mike begins what I'm going to start referring to as "the deathmarch". An ominous alternating between notes that sounds like a belltower before something bad happens. We're all the way up to 8:00 minutes now and Trey has completely shifted tone into a beeping/synthesized sound. (It should be noted that I haven;t listened to or heard Page at all thus far.) All Mike and Trey.

9:30 Trey pulls a little loop and takes a break, the sound quiets and I can finally hear Page. 10:15 Mike comes back in with another groove - man can he play. 11:15 is DEG-esque from Mike if not an actual quote, it's similar and Trey follows it up with a pattern of his own. This is great stuff. Page fills behind with more of the Pink Floyd echoes treatment that he has been playing with. At 12:00 the best part of the song happens when Fish begins playing the opening drum part to Seven Below. Very cool, he hangs with it for almost a minute as the other three play around with their version of synthnoise . It really would have been a cool segue, but I guess Trey wasn't listening or didn't feel it. Instead at 13:35, he comes in over the top of everyone and starts 46 days. I like the transition but Fish dropping Seven Below underneath everyone gets more cred.

The 46 Days that follows is energy packed. Stick around for this one.

Above average. Maybe the best of the second leg.

* was in attendance


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