It’s bandnight in ACU, Utrecht (NL). Two psychedelic bands from far away are finding us today.
The first band is Impuritan, which has its base in the US. The band has a very experimental approach to their music, with loads of effects surrounding them they start their set. Captivating so to say, but the band is taking their time. It takes quite a while before it gets energetic and powerful, the intensity is growing so slowly.
You may sometimes wish it would be a bit more dynamic, more vibrant. But above all, this band is simply one you can enjoy watching as there is plenty going on, it is all in the details and the art of watching them is in paying attention to that.
Second band of the evening is from Switzerland. They are called Echolot and mix up some Stoner, Psychedelic and Doom. As a band they are bit easier to get a grab on, they music flows better and seems vibrant enough for people to get into it. Some are dancing, some are simply watching but it is captivating us well. The beginning of their set is most interesting, when getting further the band seem to repeat themselves a bit too much.
They work well with the intensity levels though, the impatient ones are keeping up with it and when the guys are getting into a highlight you can see their strongest suit. The band has been recording new music, is what we find out but when it will be out we are not sure yet. The show was interesting enough, with a bit more detail to how these songs are divided in their set they could easily reach a larger crowd than they would now, but overall they did quite well.