Lucky w/e, full of beautiful live shows in Rome. - Let's start from friday evening, when Sara Lov finally hit Rome during Her european tour to promote her solo releases (Nettwerk rec), - this time supported by Denise Galdo.
They both will say to the audience they formerly played a show together years ago, last time Devics came in Italy. More, Denise also recently interviewed Sara for an underground fanzine, FreakOut [read all, in italiano], - and the girls didn't miss the chance to greet each other on stage and share their reciprocal love.
There was also Francesco Donadello of Giardini di Mirò as live sound engineer for ms Lov, small world.
When Denise and band come on stage people keep quiet and silent until the half of their set, - then it joins a crowd of noisy and annoying folks, that for unknown reasons decided to take place for having tea and talking about the old England (parlavano dei cazzi loro, insomma), notwistanding the common sense of others, suggesting them to shut the fuck up. No way.
Denise reinvented their set, turned to be acoustic: no bass, snare, chimes and crash for drumkit, just acoustic guitars, toy instruments and cello. Their magic was untouched, maybe more fragile than in last shows i saw, - btw the sound was great and enchanting, especially on Moonchild, Cuddy Cloudly Afternoon. Denise has got a magnificient voice, - She smiles while she's singing, - and that's a disarming charm on me.
'Hi i'm Sara Lov and this is a song orignally recorded by Billy Holiday' - more or less that's what Sara announced once on stage, with a unique light focuses on Her and the rest of the place into the darkness. - The song is good morning heartache, - Her solo vocals soon put a spell on each of us down the stage, this time everyone doesn't make a breath. Totally enraptured. Then, She introduces her tour mates, Buffi Jacobs and Scott Mercado (not to be confused with Candelbox' drummer), so it follows Just beneath the chords. Then there's not a full-band in this tour, - Sara specifies, - but be sure They were totally cohesive and making something stunning. Sara asks people to be quiet to help her performing Touched, and a little army of shhhhhh-people will do the rest. After a couple of songs Sara also asked if there were any Arcade Fire's fans in the hall, so i jumped to film the cover of My Body is a Cage, pleasantly surprised to see Buffi Jacobs wisely tapping the rythmics on her cello. In a couple of pauses when Sara retuned her guitar, Scott and Buffi drawn some beautiful classic interludes. But only the following day i found out on myspace that Scott is really a tough! His personal project Manouk rocks! He looks like a mormon on stage playing a roland piano, and a funny man with a beautiful deep voice when he share the mic with Sara to perform the duet on Animals, - but when i saw Nometoucherpas video i said WOW! A man able to blend Erik Satie with indie!
There's been one encore only, - but my fragile mind can't remember if it was Seasoned Eyes were Beaming or not.. so, help an old man to remember.. - I'm happy i've been lucky to see these two shows.. if You'll have the same chance, don't miss it!
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