E-day: Eindhoven, The Netherlands, April 2007
2007, the 28th of April: E-Days second edition (?!). Fine weather outside, fine music inside and a gradually increasing number of visitors (up to about 250).
After Rons introduction, at about 3.00 P.M., Elektronische Maschine
appeared on the stage for the afternoon concert. A Dutch band, making Kraftwerk-like
music. They played about 16 tracks from different albums, solid and up tempo.
Whereas the Kraftwerk members do their gigs almost without motion, Electronische
Maschine presented a vivid show. A funny moment was, when the percussionist,
who was steady in his rhythms, but a bit unsteady in his riffs, stood on the
front of the stage with a salver shaped drumpad in his hand. At that moment
he looked like a waiter, serving sound.
Although I enjoyed the concert, I think it stopped in time, otherwise it would have been a bit too much. But especially the music parts where nice spherical synth chords were added (e.g. in E-motion) were appealing to the ear. The end of the show was Krafwerk-like: the members of the band leaving the stage one by one during the last number, which turned out to be not the end of the show because they added two more numbers. And thats not Kraftwerk-like!