As always, the Wave Gotik Treffen was a nice party. Besides free visits to museums, including an exposition of the recently deceased Hans Rudolf Giger with pieces from the Giger museum in Switserland, the ‘heathen village’ and the marked in the Agra hall, there were of course plenty of bands to choose from. Sometimes too much, so I had to skip a couple, but the bands we did see are:
– Andrew King, early on Friday (16.30). King gave quite a ‘martial industrial’ show in the Kuppelhalle;
– 7JK in the same place, but the small room called “Kantine”. Quite nice, but Matt Howden does not a very big box of ‘tricks’, so his performances tend to look alike;
– Pouppée Fabrik (Saturday Agra), an energetic show with too little audience;
– A very short piece of the Sieben show in the Altes Landratamt sauna;
– Antichildleague’s noisy show in the Moritzbastei waa followed by:
– A dark piece of noise of Trepaneringsritualen, the best show of the 2014 edition of the WGT;
– It was not all noise, since the Kraftwerk-like Belgian project Metroland played in the Kohlrabicirkus for a way too small audience (we watched half a song of Chrom afterwards, but that is not my thing);
– Early on Sunday in the Kantine played the band that I much looked forward to see: The Lost Rivers, two young shoegazerockers whose show was unfortunately less noisy than their recordings. Still an alright show though;
– The last day started with Fetisch:Mensch in the park, but this musical outlet of Oswalk Henke was not my cup of tea;
– During the Konstruktivists in the kantine I fled the massive volume, even though the show was nice;
– Land:Fire a bit lateron in the Kantine was a good as the previous time I saw them;
– Sigilum S was an alright, but not too existing closer-off.
Did I forget a few? I should copy my photos to the computer to find out.