Although one companion did say he found the restaurant slightly on the noisy side and echoey
Taking old Welsh songs and giving them a sonic overhaul, the trip-hoppish Mae Nhw'n Dwedyd alone - with its tub-thumped echoey
drums, descending piano lines and oodles of reverb - makes their self-titled 2009 debut album well worth investigating .
Now she's back with a collection of spare, wry songs produced by Dennis Bovell, the man behind the echoey
vibes of The Slits' seminal first album Cut.
This time it had a more echoey
feel to it, or at least the top tier, ridiculously decked out in red seats, certainly did.
In other words an all-Welsh last eight encounter is something to be made the most of, which is precisely why we don't want 20,000 people (if we're lucky) rattling around in the echoey
emptiness of a 74,500 capacity arena.
He found that when you whack 'em with the metal nut crackers, they make a nice echoey
A strange echoey
enhancement seems to colour higher ranges of some of the voices, possibly an acoustic quirk of the Stefaniensaal in Graz where these performances took place.
As it turned out, the agreeable background din created by chatter and chinking crockery in a large, echoey
room meant you didn't overhear a word from neighbouring tables.
The Los Angeles Times describes, "the album's most striking moment, the atmospheric 'Pendulum' is framed by ghostly guitar and echoey
percussion as Vedder ventures into another dark night of the soul", and The Guardian dubs it, "a sturdy return to great form".
For this reader, the influence of Robert Bly on the early Harrison dates him-like an echoey
sound-effect on a 1960s record.
The song starts off as an improvisational instrumental led by a rumbling bass line and accented by echoey
guitar riffs, shuffling drum beats and icy piano notes.
His songs sound like echoey
croons for dead glamour queens and doomed rebels--the loopy inside-outers who never felt comfortable and inspired a million losers after them--but they are equally new age spirituals encouraging all humans to find their own path.
Which came first, the players chickening out or them not being egged on is debatable, but the flatness around the echoey
stands was replicated on the pitch.
Concentric ripples shiver on the surface of the toxic-looking puddle and throw reflections onto the black ceiling, a synesthetic extension of the echoey
The disco sound even has the echoey
synth lines loved by Guetta and Calvin Harris.