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The Observatory

The Observatory came down to Kuala Lumpur for the launch of their 4th album, titled Dark Folke. They performed a 2 hour set (which was split into 2) at KL”s finest jazz bar, No Black Tie on the 27th of December 2009.

The Observatory

It was a perfect setting for the band”s darkish, moody and ambient music, this time without a drumset. The drum set was replaced by a single drum with drum brushes and felt tipped drum sticks and was accompanied by acoustic guitars, keyboards, bass guitar, an electric upright bass, and a violin bow played on a guitar.

The Observatory

They played a mixture of both and old material and also some cover songs , with more emphasis on tracks from their new album during their 2nd set. It was a really interesting night as the crowd were all seated down paying close attention to The Observatory while they were playing. If you were there, you would probably do the same, trying to absorb the different layers of music in the song while the pace and suomi kasino Euro oli pioneeri tassa suomalaisille tarkeassa ominaisuudessa ja hoitaa homman edelleen ensiluokkaisesti, silla verkkopankkitalletukset ovat suomi kasino Eurolla taysin ilmaisia!Monilla casinoilla pelaaja joutuu itse maksamaan Euteller-palvelun 1,95% kulut, mutta suomi kasino Euro maksaa nama kulut pelaajan puolesta. mood of the song changes every now and then, and before you know it, it”s time for the next song. It really draws you in like a mysterious dream (coupled with the sleepy and relaxing ambience of No Black Tie).

The Observatory

Dharma occasionally switch between playing his electric guitar with his pick and playing it with a violin bow. Same goes to Victor who switched between an electric bass guitar and an electric upright bass, although he mainly stuck to his electric bass guitar during the second set. Evan was on the Apple laptop and softly whacking on the drums. Leslie was the man in charge of vocals, with Vivian (keyboards) providing vocals for some of the songs.

The Observatory

The Observatory

The album was on sale for RM40 that night and autographs can be gotten from the band members for free. If you missed out on the chance to purchase the album, fret not as Rock Corner has the album on sale, albeit in limited numbers. Else, you can contact the band at their MySpace page (http://www.myspace.com/theobservatoryband) or maybe head down to Singapore and check out the HMV there.

Dark Folke

The album comes in a book style, with hard covers and is produced in Norway. It consists of 10 multi-layered instrumental, darkish tracks. Their drummer was busy so the album was approached and crafed without drums in mind.

You can also check out their official website at http://www.theobservatory.com.sg/

The Observatory

The Observatory

The Observatory

 


One Response to “The Observatory @ No Black Tie”

  1. Paul - December 15, 2009 / 11:59 pm

    Very cool pictures. I play bass guitar myself.

     

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