Space Force One - Torvi, Lahti, Finland 10/30/09
(Temples, This is Sirius, Øresund Space Collective)
From Aural Innovations April 2010 update
Finally, we are in Lahti relaxing before we will head to the venue for Souncheck around 18. Torvi is one of Finland’s oldest running original rock clubs. It is an honor to get to play at this club. Jussi showed us a full page article in the local paper about the festival. He thinks that we will have a very good crowd for this evening. Johnny, the VJ was here when we had lunch. Seemed like a really nice person as well. I look forward to playing tonight. Everyone is hungry to play so this is good. Nick, he is addicted to his guitar and playing any chance he gets. He and Juba were having a bass-guitar jam and working some things out while I was lying down. Sounded cool.
19:00 Soundcheck jams are really good and we are going to go get some pizza around the corner at a place called Ararat. Recommended by the people in Temples, who are really cool. We also have met our drummer for the night, Jukka, who is very nice and seemed to fit in well and click with us right away.
21:00 The pizza was terrible and we are now in the backstage hanging out with the Temples and This is Sirius people. All super cool. People are starting to arrive and Temples will start at 22. The visuals that Jonni set up look really cool but the projector does not seem strong enough for this venue. The TV sets look great though. I hope that a lot of people show up.
22:25 Temples is playing and they are quite heavy cool. They do a lot of improvising the lead guitar player and singer said. They have their structure for the songs but then experiment a lot. A decent crowd of 75 or so now I would say. The band smoked a joint with them right before they hit the stage.
Temples This is Sirius
23:45 This is Sirius are now playing and this is strange but pretty cool music. A bit like Circle meets Bongzilla with a beat poet singer who has a very gravel like voice. The singer is very special on stage and music is pretty dynamic. The crowd seems to dig them a lot. Finland has so many super cool bands.
03:00 Wow... what an amazing gig. Jukka was a killer drummer and we really played a very cool concert tonight. I was really blown away. I pray the recording sounds good as it was a good show and the people really loved it and thought we were amazing. A lot of people came up to us afterwards. I did not sell much stuff. I hope someone can send me some pictures as I did not take any of us. Someone video taped some of the show. Jukka from Hyvinkää was in the front row and loving it but also quite drunk. Temples people were also in the front and digging it. I had the best time I have had at a gig in a long time and felt really inspired. The pedal steel was amazing and beyond my wildest dreams how cool it was. Nick was very tired and did not rip off many killer leads but had the groove riffs and hooked in with Juba and the drummer. Juba was also super solid and the band liked playing with him. Great night!
Øresund Space Collective
ØSC Set List:
1. Torvi Spaceout 20:53
2. Smoke Rock 14:46
3. Inside Jukka's Head 15:51
4. .Band Introductions
5. The sound of breaking Ear Drums 20:42
6. Gastronomical Domine 30:27
The players on this night were: Mattias - Pedal Steel, Jukka - Drums, Dr. Space - Synthesizers, Mogens - Synthesizer, Sebastian - Guitar, Nick - Guitar, Juha - Bass
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Reviewed by Scott Heller