I learned about a small gig played by Copenhagen band Cody in Café Kabale. Going there on the hunch that it might be nice, I arrived at a crowded room, not making it in and having to listen from the next room through the door until they decided to break up the setup they had with chairs for everybody, so everybody can fit in. The music sounded good from the ‘outside’ but it was significantly better sitting on the ground a metre or two from the band.
They played a lovely concert with two guitars, drums, a lap string instrument, a cello and a double bass. This was mostly acoustic and one or more members of the band were singing at times. The sound was fantastic in the small room we were sitting in (and, quite reliably, turns out to be less impressive on CD, the mixing just throws off the balance and subtlety of the combination and the great sound of the viola and bass), ranging from careful guitar playing with subtle singing to intense bass plucking with many of the band singing along. Quite magically the transitions between these were very smooth.
A great gig in a lovely atmosphere. With a band who seemed to enjoy it as much as the audience did.
(only available in .de in Oct 2009 it seems, let’s hope that changes)
Also available on spotify for free (in the UK at least) … very nice it is too!
Cool. No Spotify in Germany unfortunately.