Label: Seventh Records - VDA9 • Format: 2x, CD Album DVD DVD-Video, PAL • Country: France • Genre: Jazz, Rock, Classical •
But this 30th anniversary reincarnation of Offering — captured at Le Triton last July - shows they deserved more attention. Sure, at first the whole thing verges on self-parody. But once you persevere, you realise that these grooves are invariably hung on very simple, repetitive two or three-chord piano hooks, which soon dig deeper into you.
The same can be said for another highlight, the epic Another Day Part 1bulding slowly over 29 minutes into a frantic blur of tit-for-tat exchanges between Vander and wife Stella Vander that creates a real sense of rising panic, culminating in our hero wailing and screaming as if being sucked into a whirlpool of his own emotion, while discordant rhythm and piano stabs constantly crash into him and he Jew Blues - Percewoods Onagram - Ameurope out an imaginary sax solo on his microphone.
Love In The Darkness is a smooth, soulful affair as Isabelle Feuillebois trills over the top of another Offering - Offering - Concert Triton 2013 piano motif. Still, Offering - Offering - Concert Triton 2013 end on a suitably avant-garde high.
The bonus track on the DVD film, Earthsees Vander veer off from the bass-driven backing to howl maniacally at the moon, eyes rolling halfway out of his skull. Even at age 66, that seems to be his comfort zone. Long may he remain there. Louder Astounding sounds, amazing music. Home Reviews.
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