Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Pitchfork Day 3: Mahjongg

Tweaker Time
(This Great Photo by RobotClaw666)
Sunday afternoon kicked off with Mahjongg. We didn't know shit about them but figured we'd wander over to the B stage for its shade and ideal beer location. Not only did we find a nice spot to chill but Mahjongg played a killer set of hardcore experimental electro. Lots of knob tweaking, multiple percussive elements and super distorted vocals had the crowd bopping in a break neck sort of way. You could hear all the traditional elements of disparate experimental music, however, somehow Mahjongg made it enjoyable, even danceable, rather than say Health, who is more of a straight up noize band (not that there is anything wrong with that...If you were wondering, Health brought it hard.) Definitely keep an eye out for Mahjongg, who definitely have something going on.

Mahjongg Live at Pitchfork (audio is studio)

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