Posted by: Cory | June 27, 2008

PHOTOS: Terrastock Day 2 – Damon & Naomi, Helena Espvall & Masaki Batoh

Friday ended with two indoor sets, the first by Damon & Naomi, followed by Helena Espvall & Masaki Batoh of Japanese band Ghost. Damon & Naomi just released a new album, Within these Walls, from which most of their set consisted.  The set was, as one would expect, a very sleepy, intimate set that contrasted significantly, but nicely with the previous Major Stars set.  The subtlety of sleepiness of it all though, was, truth be told, a little too convincing and ended up boring me just a little.  In contrast, once Helena Espvall & Masaki Batoh stepped onto the stage, for both the Damon & Naomi set and their own, things got a little more interesting.  Batoh started off with a noise track, banging, whirling, tapping, clicking anything he could get his hands on, and then looping all of it & made for undoubtedly my favorite single song of the night, but unfortunately it was a one-off type of piece, before settling into a more simplified folk sound as Helena and Masaki out their love into a bit of Helena’s heritage, with multiple reconstructions of traditional swedish folk songs that were absolutely beautiful.  The highlight, apart from the noise track, was when all four of the above mentioned artists would get on stage together and construct intricate and beautiful arrangements…


Damon & Naomi

Helena Espvall & Masaki Batoh


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