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Roadburn Redux was the best pandemic festival!!!

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  1. calm_bomb
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    I regret not posting about this before it started and it's already ended, but still available today (April 20). For those who don't know, Roadburn is one of the best European music festivals. It...

    I regret not posting about this before it started and it's already ended, but still available today (April 20).

    For those who don't know, Roadburn is one of the best European music festivals. It started as a stoner rock/metal festival, but expanded so much that now it includes experimental electronica and new folk and so many other great stuff.

    One of the specifics for Roadburn is having a curator for every edition. The curators are almost always playing artists themselves and they promote bands and projects they like, often getting commissioned music/work from them. One other great thing is bands playing full albums (some bands playing 2-3 albums in different days during the festival).

    There's also a great sense of community, not only during the festival, but also between editions - on social networks especially, with people discussing new findings and so on.

    But enough with the "presentation". As with other festivals and events, Roadburn has been canceled in 2020 and then in 2021, but the organizers came up with the "Redux" idea: getting bands and artists a platform for sharing their ideas and playing their latest albums.

    And it was INSANELY GOOD! They had a lot of pre-recorded pre-recorded exclusive sets and talks, but there were also live streaming concerts from the 013 venue, the main venue for the festival. I was a bit skeptical at first, as were a lot of people, as to how it would work, but there were no issues at all. The organizers had a timetable with events showing up on the website as scheduled, but being available from their posting until tuesday, April 20.

    There was also a chat window on the website and people were great there - with moments where they reminisced past editions, discussed weed and drinks, came up with jokes and so on. I've seen the same level of community as with the live festival. And all of us appreciated the quality of the shows - both artistic and technical. I've had no issues watching live streaming in 1080p and some of the pre-recorded sets were at 4K resolution, but all of them had something in common: great sound!

    As for discovery, because that's one of the reasons we go to Roadburn, I got into Kairos; IRSE, Steve von Till, Knoll, Wayfarer, etc.

    So, if anyone here too part in this, what's your opinion? And for those who still have some time to get to see some of the performances, please go and do it!

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    HanakoIsBestGirl
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    I've been listening (slowly), and so far so good! I came for the LINGUA IGNOTA interview, but I've stayed around for the rest, so much to discover! I also just finished archiving everything,...

    I've been listening (slowly), and so far so good! I came for the LINGUA IGNOTA interview, but I've stayed around for the rest, so much to discover! I also just finished archiving everything, because apparently the site's not sticking around for long, so I can listen at my own pace.

    2 votes
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      calm_bomb
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      Regarding Lingua Ignota, you can check GOLD's performance "This Shame Should Not Be Mine" - which talks about abuse - it was praised by so many people in the chat and the facebook group!

      Regarding Lingua Ignota, you can check GOLD's performance "This Shame Should Not Be Mine" - which talks about abuse - it was praised by so many people in the chat and the facebook group!

      2 votes
      1. HanakoIsBestGirl
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        I've had a listen.. and I think I'm going to go look into more GOLD now.. lol. that was gooooood! thanks for the recommendation.

        I've had a listen.. and I think I'm going to go look into more GOLD now.. lol. that was gooooood! thanks for the recommendation.

        2 votes