05-07.Feb.2010, Larissa & Athens, Acoustic Set
"FOUR PURPLE SHADOWS IN THE BELLY OF THE NIGHT"
AATT "On Stage" 05|02|2010 in Larissa by George Georgiou
Exactly one year after their first gig in Larissa, persistent travellers of mysterious tunes, legendary "And Also The trees" from Worcestershire return as a quartet to prove on "Stage" that their acoustic experimental roaming was driven by serious artistic reasons. Standing severe under distinctive low light, they draw an imaginary curtain uncovering the point of departure in their career as haunted "Shantell" opens a sly purple hole in the belly of the night. "Candace" holds its ground for all those familiar with "When the rains come" until the surprising refreshing person of "The suffering of the stream" races that same old odd narration with the chilling company of dark backing vocals. The warning for "...The accordion girl" souds like a tail of revenge for the former shortcut beside the stream, to find a suitable follower to the old macabre classic "There was a man of double deed". "Fighting in a lighthouse" for those being close to their americana trilogy, sounds now like a musical spy, determined to get familiar with the rest of their moods, echoing with a mysterious allusion. Impressions turn tender with the smooth glove of "Dialogue" like a thin carpet of innocent dust on a faded sentiment. Justin grabs the accordion for another crushing journey in time to recall the echo of "The street organ" and "Mary of the woods" finds a temporary exit of strong memories long forgotten. The restless steps of "Jacob Fleet" drove us once more to our hypothetical inner rage to race something we miss and don't know what, and nice vocal harmonies reinvented "The cyclone", an isolated almost neoclassical diamond in the road trip of "Silver soul". Then the night had to suffer to take in a small piece the whole heart of Europe as eternal "Belief in the rose" revealed its wisdom amed with a bittersweet reflection strong enough to make everybody believe this was the serious end of something beyond description. Only the mystical heresy of "Mermen of the lea" could make a strong link of the chain and drive back to another room of "...Lucy" getting now suspicious and turning tension to expectation. The familiar theme of "The untangled man" started spinning in a circle to the end of the basic part of the show. The weird steps of "Vincent Craine" and the hesitant mood of "Feeling fine" lead to the all time classic "Virus meadow" blessedly cursed to sound eerie and endless even in its new acoustic costume. The four shadows stepped down the stage, marched between the audience and left their absolute reasons sink in the tired and dizzy entrails of a long February night...
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