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These New Puritans - Paris, 24th April, 2015

posted by Emmanuel on 30.04.15 15:05 in Concert Reviews Print  

During the hours just after the concert, I thought I would never be able to find words to describe the power of the experience and the music played that night. But then I felt I had to leave a trace before everyone (including myself) would forget about it. And give an insight of what might come, sooner or later, from the hands of These New Puritans.

There is something quite reassuring and puerile at the same time in having a favourite band. This adolescent force that makes you identify with the lyrics, refresh feverishly the official web page to see if there are concerts or any kind of news announced; that can even lead you to wear T-shirts or other pieces of merchandise (never went that far I swear!) and makes you think in terms of trajectory, reception, ethos (well, if you are really cracked!) during sleepless nights (which it might have helped to cause by the way).


More interestingly, having a favourite band makes you hear the music differently. I mean, it kind of forces you to construct out of the music a coherent universe that is equally yours, composed of the sum of listenings you have given it (but also, in our society of the spectacle, viewings, readings, dreamings, etc.), which might lead ...


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