, attached to 1999-12-04

Review by MiguelSanchez

MiguelSanchez i want to offer a revision to my review of the soa melt from this show. i got a pm from .netter GitDown wanting some clarifications on my thoughts on this jam, so i had to give it a relisten. i wrote my initial review basically on memory from the live experience.

now, i would not say trey was completely lost. he started out pretty strong, but he did get bogged down in fiddling with delay loops and the damn mini keyboard. at around, the 9:30-10:30 minute mark, the jam is getting that '99 slow techno'ish/space groove sound, which at times i really like and at times, imo, just comes off as meandering and unfocused. well, i remember page looking slightly irked at the direction of this promising jam, and at about the 11-11:30 minute mark he just steps up and takes over. now, i remember at the show, page's playing just conquered the room, but it is not really conveyed properly in my aud recording. from what i remember, at that point, page was much much higher in the mix. either way, once page steps up, he really starts to control the direction of this jam with some damn interesting playing. when he is not sitting clearly in the driver's seat, he does provide some very cool undertones. trey spends most of this time in the ambient realm playing with a lot of loops. as this jam starts to run its course, trey does do a brilliant job SLOWLY AND PATIENTLY guiding this one back to the closing soa melt theme.

after listening to this one again, i certainly overstated that this was one of page's "rowdiest solos," considering his body of work, but if you are a page fan or just a soa melt fan, this is a must hear melt!


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