No UFO's Hanger, Vancouver BC, September 13

No UFO's Hanger, Vancouver BC, September 13
Photo: Steve Louie
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No Ufo's got the short end of the stick this evening. Although he was on the biggest stage at the festival, Vancouver's Konrad Jandav had the misfortune of performing in an unbearably loud room in terms of crowd noise, with literally hundreds of people standing in front of him talking loudly to each other. Jandav did not get the respect for his slowly evolving motorik sound that Jeff Mills received the night before. Given the room's total lack of visual stimulation, with blank screens peering out over his shoulders rendered useless by two unused projectors, it seemed there wasn't enough going on performance-wise to earn his dark, reverberant future-scapes the attention they deserved, and the room unfairly thinned out over time. Yet, Jandav powered through with quiet determination, using looping delays to create the rolling sense of minor key ambiance that has made his releases on such influential labels as Spectrum Spools (Editions Mego) and Nice Up International so renowned. One can only wonder how greatly his set could have benefitted from any kind of visual stimulation or even beanbag chairs.