“kandodo was invited to play at the 2015 Roadburn Festival as part of The Heads residency. Robert Hampson from Loop/MAIN was also going to be at the festival and so it seemed a good opportunity for him to join kandodo for this gig along with Wayne and Hugo from The Heads (who are also the Loop rhythm section as well as part of kandodo). Rehearsals were set up in Bristol and the gig in Roadburn was a couple of nights later and that is the recordings gathered here for “Burning The (Kandl)”… So get ready for a total immersive trip through a psychedelic vortex . A glorious head nodding voyage into inner space where the vast churning of fuzzy guitars / keys / bass and drums phase in and out of focus with your inner core.”
Brilliant. Just fucking brilliant.
Yup. This is really well done. The first half is an exploration of the ebb & flow of a measured time structure, methodically adding in instruments and sounds over the 11min span to cacophonous effect. The second half works on a quicker meter and highlights a surprisingly catchy harmony reminiscent of a lost Velvet Underground jam. An exceptional selection of fuzzy, hazy, heady goodness.
You really can’t have one without the other BUT Dawn Harmonix (rehearsal) really shines.