Sanguine Hum - Live In America CD + DVD
Esoteric TFS DVD 001
One of my favorite modern progrock bands is this fine, UK quartet who grew out of the Antique Seeking Nuns - a band with the exact same personnel, but a slightly different sound and who are another favorite.
This excellent quality live album and DVD was recorded at the Majestic Theater, Gettysburg on Sunday May 6th 2012. On it, the band perform pieces from their first album, Diving Bell, as well as a good number of pieces by the Nuns. Totally top notch, song-oriented progressive rock with definite Canterbury touches ala the best songs by Caravan. Highly recommended!
"This strictly limited numbered edition CD/DVD package sees UK band Sanguine Hum take their exciting blend of post-rock, prog and fusion to the United States for the very first time. Recorded before a receptive audience at Rosfest in Gettysburg, PA in May 2012, this show features all of the unique traits of the band’s music that led to them being featured in Stuart Maconie’s Freakzone “Best of 2013” on BBC 6 Music: adventurous instrumental pieces blending influences as diverse as Tortoise, Zappa and Boards of Canada with intricate yet timeless songwriting featuring the distinctive vocals of singer/guitarist Joff Winks that recall Rush as much as they do Radiohead. With founding members Matt Baber on keyboards and Brad Waissman on bass, plus new recruit Andrew Booker (No Man, Henry Fool) playing only his second ever show with the band, this set captures Sanguine Hum at a crucial point in their development just months before recording the critically well received album the Weight of the World. As well as the 12 song set in both audio and video, the package also includes a 40 min audio interview with the band recorded the day after the performance alongside a photo gallery and a candid peak at the band rehearsing in the hotel room!"
- Format TypeNTSC
- Region CodingAll Region