Love that architecture.
Even the parking garage is cool lookin’.
Here’s where they’re busily offloading the ark of the covenant or whatever…
Now, I guess I’m not supposed to take photos of exhibits. Sorry, I couldn’t help it…
The shanshui temporary collection was unbelievable and my pictures can’t really capture it, but I really liked the modern ones.
Some of my favorites: Gu Mei, Feng Zhongrui, Liu Guosong, and Chen Chengqiu.
Ate at Sven’s European Cafe (strange name, good food) and they had a surprising little garden.
More explication on these photos later, maybe… the festival was amazing.
Ithi: “ALL WE HAVE IS NOW” read a sticker on the flight case.
RM74: Kalimba into galactic whalesong.
Ural Umbo: Power from repetition, power from what is not there.
William Fowler Collins: Gently brushing waves from his guitar using the same brush the Chinese shanshui guys did.
Gog: Unmerciful piles of delay and looper pedals, spiralling riffs.
James Plotkin and Jon Mueller: It was bright. The music was unremarkable to me.
House of Low Culture: Unnecessary screams and jarring riffage.
Mamiffer: Shaking rocks and harmonic voices.
Locrian: Setting up the atmosphere…
…fog and darkness…
…until the explosion.
Horseback: Perfect rock towers to close the night, finishing with an intense cover of TV Eye.