Sunday, November 7, 2010

Roger Wootton & Piu - Cut the air at Mello Club - 2009

Quality: CBR 256 kbps
Label: Mellotronen, MELLOCD 030/MELLO LP7, Sweden

01 Down (Like a Moviestar)
02 Song to Comus
03 Equatorial Changes
04 Cinnamon Sea
05 Out of the Coma
06 The Prisoner

Roger Wootton (Comus) and Piu, performed two unforgettable evenings at the Mello Club in Stockholm.
Thursday the 3rd and Friday the 4th of December 2008 did Roger Wootton (frontman from Comus) perform together with the band Piu (the Kings and Queen of Swedish Acid Folk).
Both concerts was held in front of a fantastic and thrilled audience.
Claes Persson (The Mellotronen soundman on almost all MELLO-releases) and his assistant Fredrik Andersson recorded both shows.

They performed songs from both Comus albums First Utterance & To Keep from Crying in absolute phenomenal versions.
The CD also includes 2 songs from Piu´s forthcoming album and a never before performed Comus song!
The CD is housed in a nice Digi-pack with detailed story and pictures. I can just tel that the audience was thrilled!

The CD and LP are limited to 1000 copies and the vinyl version comes in three different shapes.
700 copies in black vinyl / 300 copies in limited multi-coloured vinyl.

Joel Munther: Electric Bass
David Svedmyr: Guitar, Mellophone, Backing Vocals
Anders Engqvist: Percussion
Gabriel Liljenstrom: Violin
Roger Wootton: Vocals, Guitar
Lisa Isaksson: Vocals, Guitar, Flute

A Live recording from the Christmas Party at Mello Club 4-5th of December 2008

For all lovers of Comus and Lisa o Piu. Highly Recommended!!!

1 comment:

Lotus Coatl said...

Old modern folkers meet contemporary wyrd folkers. A sort of meeting among the titans!
Comus’ “First Utterance” is a real cult album that outstands sounding like no other one. Grief, mental disorder, terror and a eruption of violence at the service of acoustic instruments, with the music that at first sight seems to follow a folk plot and then unhinge it. Spots of beautific tranquillity appears through the mayhem. The whole raw malt is extolled through the filter of literature (John Milton is peeping from an ancient greek scenery). “First Utterance” is a seminal album that left a determinant influence upon thousands of groups and future albums.
It’s a heart missing listening to Roger Wootton and Lisa Isaksson together: Comus meets Piu!
“Down” has a different treatment from the original sounding like a “First Utterance” track. “Song of Comus” is an impressive effort that get close to the original high standards. Lisa Isaksson as a good actress plays very well a prominent role singing in the place of the original female singer. A difficult part if we consider that weird wide range of vocal madness that made “First Utterance” a standing alone album. “Equatorial Changes” and “Cinnamon Sea” are two gems from Piu with the beautiful Lisa’s voice in evidence. Both tracks with the Comus-treatment works well. Wootton’s “Out of The Coma”, probably a new track, fits perfectly in the Utterance-corpus. “The prisoner”, with a surprise ending, may be is the most considerable episode of the album .
Comus lives again flowing like a subterranean river under the new lands of folk music.

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