These are some of my memories from this years Ladehammerfestivalen at the top of a mound on the Lade peninsula in one of the eastern neighbourhoods in the city. It’s a really picturesque place offering great views across the city centre and characterized by the big T shaped sculpture “Equilibrio Nord”
Friday I was ending the show at the “Elektro stage” in a tent in the woods below the main festival area. I was playing after the very promising young producer Bob Addad who was doing a dj set of his own tracks as well as some others wearing a characteristic balaklava on his head.
I was having a few technical issues before and during my show. A midi controller seemingly refused to communicate, but I just let it go and played anyways. It was great fun, especially for this quite varied audience of goths, ravers, hippies and what not. The audience makes all the difference really, it’s a feedback loop. This is what I dig about doing shows, having fun with the audience.
The next day I got there just in time to catch “BieberBahebik Al Hura” with their quite alternative interpretations of certain radio fodder in a breakcore style further glitched up with some pure data programming. It was more of a performance art thing than a concert maybe, but very entertaining all the same.
This was followed by Injustrial joined by DJ HYPeRKiNeTiC doing their EBM thing. Unfortunately the sound was a bit muddy and the set was lacking in dynamics.
As a grand finale in the “Electro stage” was a set by hardware techno act Oobleck and this was really the highlight this weekend.