The first day with a full program at Roskilde, and we definitely managed to make good use of that!
The still relatively new constellations has brought huge expectations, especially after the release of ‘Ragazzi’. There was a lot of talk between the musicians on stage, which seemed a bit confusing or nervous, but besides that this new super duo delivered a really good concert at Pavilion. The vocals from Kristian Finne and Nikolaj Vonsild is a beautiful match, and I’m sure that in no time Cancer will become the next big thing.
Dilated Peoples (5/6)
DJ Babu, Rakaa and Evidence delivered the somewhat perfect old-school hip-hop concert, and in my opinion, this concert proofs that hip-hop doesn’t have to be a DJ pressing play, a bass so loud that you can’t hear the rapper, and where the rapper only raps half the words. Dilated Peoples did the opposite of what’s seen these days, they rapped, DJ Babu actually scratched? The energy was insane!
One last thing, the new material is incredible!
Damon Albarn (6/6)
Admitted, he is on of my heroes. But not in any way did expect a show like this! I mean, the guy was everywhere on stage. Smiling and being present, he conquered the hearts of thousands of people at Arena. With style, he delivered songs from his entire catalogue, with his new solo album being the most impressing material. At some point, when you thought the concert couldn’t get any better, Damon Albarn welcomes De La Soul on stage. Some friends he’d flown in from USA, no big deal (ironic). The concert ended with Heavy Seas of Love, and the biggest applause I’ve heard at Arena since Bon Iver.
Two of the concerts I had been looking forward to the most was Mogwai and Darkside, and like so many concert I wanted to see this year, they started at the exact same time. I decided to go to Mogwai, meanwhile all of my friends went to Darkside. They said that the concert was disappointing, and missing some important elements like a decent light show, Mogwai was not at all disappointing. Actually, this was just the concert i needed after that many days at Roskilde Festival. Standing by myself at Arena, letting the post-rock make me disappear in to some kind of universe where everything stands still, and still moving loudly. Going from a melodic adventure to noisy guitar, Mogwai showed us just why they’re the biggest in post-rock.
See, this is a different concert to review. If you are a fan of his early work, the full on electronic work, you where probably disappointed. If you are a fan of his newest work, you’d definitely enjoy this more “minimalistic” performance at Orange stage. I might seem weird, that a danish electro-king would be playing that time at Orange and still doing it minimalistic, but it seems like Trentemøller wanted to put more focus on his music – and objectively speaking one can only hand it to him, he is good! The musicians on stage where incredibly good, Marie Fisker did a great job on the vocals, but all in all this didn’t live up to the expectations. Not saying this was bad, it was good, it just could’ve been more.