Herding the collective…

Posted by Ian on May 20, 2008 in blog | No Comments

Apologies for the delay in Day 3 debrief, folks, but my needing to recuperate after the full-immersion that was All Tomorrows Parties in Minehead, I hope can only emphasize how truly impacting this festival is. I highly recommend going if you ever have a chance. There aren’t very many places where you can say you had a coffee with Eluvium, danced with Saul Williams, listened to Okkervil River with Dinosaur Jr beside you and bump into countless other sonic visionaries. And during your down time, it’s over to the water slides, crazy golf and a serious session of Dance Dance Revolution! These were just some of the diversions available this past Sunday. Musically, the highlights were a LED driven, ear indulgent set by Animal Collective, whose relentlessly electronically crafted audio clash grabbed hold of the crowd and would not let go. Also of note was the always satisfying grooves of De la Soul and the self-aware continental-popness of Jens Lekman. A surprise gem was Atlas Sound – the collaborative performance of Bradford Cox (Deerhunter front man) with Broadcast – whose wandering electronic tapestries and haunting vocals were something a step beyond your standard festival performance expectation.
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