Cabezas de Cera - CDC Live USA CD + DVD
CDC (translates as "Wax Heads) are a very good, unique Mexican band who have started to gain a foothold in the USA with superior and spirited performances at Progday and NEARFest. This is their entire show from NEARFest by the trio of reeds, stringed instruments (including interesting, home-built ones) and percussion.
"At 11 am on a Saturday morning in June 2009, 3 men from Mexico strode onto a stage in Bethlehem PA, carefully made their way around a plethora of stomp boxes, effects units, and instruments, and laid down a performance entirely unlike any other in NEARfest’s long history. Thankfully for those unable to attend the festival, Studio M’s cameras were rolling, and the end results can be seen and savoured on the newest release by Cabezas de Cera, CDC Live USA. This album from CDC is more than just a concert DVD, though that may well be the part played most often. An audio CD accompanies the footage, giving fans an opportunity to relive the show without being tethered to their TV and DVD...Studio M has done a great job in the past with capturing concerts and providing an end result that strays far away from the now standard MTV style editing that plagues so many videos these days. CDC’s release is no different…interesting angles are selected, shots are allowed to linger, and musicians are highlighted during appropriate times. For someone unsure of how this trio creates such a full sound on stage, the DVD will be enlightening. For those unable to figure out how they craft some of the unusual sounds that typify their music, one viewing will answer many questions, and perhaps raise just as many more. Video quality is excellent, even in darker scenes, and the minimalist staging suits a band where the attention is more on who is playing, and how they are playing, than anything else. DVD sound quality is excellent as well, with plenty of range and depth. Some of the sounds seem almost impossible to capture (I know this is exaggeration, but it’s true…when I heard them play live, I wondered how on earth anyone could bottle the lightning that was happening on stage; anything that could be processed was being processed), but it’s all there in crystal clear stereo. There is no 5.1 option, and while I could see how that might have been an interesting choice, the music does not suffer at all for it. Cabezas de Cera’s performance at NEARfest 2009 was a special one, one that needed to be seen more than once to truly understand and get it all. Thankfully, we have this DVD and CD set to ensure that can happen."-Bill Prog Blog
- Format TypeNTSC
- Region CodingAll Region