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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Ulver Europa: February MMXIV Part II

Vienna - Cauliflower curry. The set was bright for some and difficult for others. Monitoring issues. Dingo weakened. Pamelia Kurstin brought some rock'n'roll after-hours while wolves dance to Africa trying to get paws up on high surfaces in amazing penthouse. Thank you. Jonesin at this point.

Munich - Back to Backstage, in the industrial perimeter of the city. High voltage jams.

Cologne - Spacing out despite the confined space. Concluding the German leg, way better reaction this time. Maybe krautrock wasn't such a bad idea. The highlight was discovering the reincarnation of Jjohn Balance in a Hayseed Dixie poster (see evidence below).

Tilburg - Walter to the rescue. Fuck the police. Dingo finally unweakened by high spirits and Dutch professionalism. Magick time, huge screen for Sethro, fearless playtime. Surprised by the seated formality (we asked for chairs to be removed, said "it's not that kind of gig," to no avail) but managed to subvert the crowd into a hlokoloza by the encore. Kudos to the dude who initiated it. Imagine that 1993 Ulver, people dancing and shaking their booties. Super fun night, as usual in the Nethernetherlands.

Milan - Donkey hotel. A farm actually. Roosters, rams and peacocks lived with us. Python skin and hunter's hats on the wall. Cimmerian onstage, super loud and super dry. Some cretinous weakener changed all the settings on my pedals so hard work overall. Ivar flashing bright behind the kit. Dingo seriously weakened by broken PA. Vocal compressor broke during England. Was louder sound coming from stage than FOH we learned afterwards. Pretty rock and roll.

Rome - At last, the food. Feeding frenzy. Great conclusion in a classic. Everyone happy. Not so much the next day. And that explains why this tour log is so late. The end.

We were:

Seth Beaudrealt - video projection
Ole Alexander Halstensgård - electronics
Daniel O'Sullivan - bass/guitar
Anders Møller - percussion
Kristoffer Rygg - voice/electronics
Ivar Thormodsæter - drums
Tore Ylvisaker - keys

Chris "Dingo" Fullard - foh
Aleš Meduna - driver/merch
Ralf Blagau - driver/stage hand


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