Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Paradise 9- Live at Onboard the Craft Festival 2013 DVD (Paradise 9, P9DVD0001)
Paradise 9 is a very cool psychedelic space rock band with punky edge that I have been following for a few years. I was lucky enough to see them in the UK a few years back and they are really cool people as well.. This DVD features 9 tracks of all original material. It is shot with 4-5 cameras and the video is quite clear. The lights are a bit too bright on the stage to really appreciate the visual projections but you get to see the band clearly. The songs are from the bands last few releases including all the tracks on the State of the nation EP but nothing from the Showtime CD (1999). My favourite song of the set is the brilliant Distant Dreams. I quite enjoyed this but I was not fond of the audio mix at all. During the first part of the show you can’t really hear the lead guitar at all. The mix becomes better but it still sounds like a mix of video camera audio and soundboard mix. Fun to see the band in action.. Enjoy..