Jan 28, 2005

Lotus

Northstar Bar, Philadelphia, PA

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01/28/05 Northstar Bar, Philadelphia, PA

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Set One

2-Step Improvisation 561

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Arupa 594

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Something You Said 935

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Fulafare 232

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Greet the Mind 649

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Mellow Rock IDM 457

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Shimmer and Out 80

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Flower Sermon 964

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Set Two

Jack It Up 709

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Did Fatt 791

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Music for Mallets Winds and Percussion 566

464834-TRACK

Through the Mirror 446

464835-TRACK

Improvisation at 136bpm 573

464836-TRACK

Nematode 663

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Show Notes

Lotus

1.28.2005

Northstar Bar - Philadelphia, PA

 

I: 2-Step Improvisation > Arupa, Something You Said > Fulafre, Greet the Mind, Mellow Rock IDM, Shimmer and Out (intro tease) > Flower Sermon

II: Jack it Up > Did Fatt, Music for Mallets Winds and Percussion, Through the Mirror, Improvisation at 136bpm > Nematode

 

This is not a great recording. It is maybe not even a good recording. But, I wanted to highlight this show because I think it is an interesting one. Over the years Lotus has used a number of special sets to experiment with different styles and  performance techniques. These include the 2.22.2010 Post-Rock set, 10.29.2016 Space Disco set, 8.31.2019 Modular set and the 5-Petals all-improvisational sets. This one went down on Jan. 28, 2005 at Northstar Bar - a small rock club in Philly that packed about 250 into a narrow hall with a small balcony. We called it “Loops, Improvs and Experiments” and tried out all kinds of things from electronica loops from my Zip-Disk driven sampler to a West African all-drum piece to a minimalist composition I wrote in college. The crowd (as is clearly heard in the recording) is quite inebriated, but seems to be having a hell of a time despite the (at times) jarring swings between genres. Enjoy this small piece of Lotus history. Remastered from audience recording by Chris Kantner. - Jesse Miller

Reviews for this item

Travis 10/6/2020 3:50:12 AM

"Really like the mellow rock IBM "