20 Mar 2017
Get into this reviews KURO live in Liverpool
If we can trust our senses anymore, we’d say the longest and most intense set was of the headlining act KURO. Mostly using electric contrabass and violin and sometimes other electronics as well, the duo started off with a repeated dark motif. The next couple of minutes saw a series of layered lines over that motif, alternating with calmer phrases that sonically seemed to represent Asian deserts.
With the projected spiralling background, KURO attempted to first hypnotise the audience and once that was done, torture their captives. What a delight!
The night came to an end to a unanimous satisfaction of seeing something exciting, unique and truly brave and immersive. Hopefully, this is one the many successful adventures that will take place under the banner of New Music for Old Machines.
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