For years now The Lighting Vishwa Experience is The LVE and I am lucky to be able to say that this show was my third. What was new is that last spring guitarist Bert left the band. And then there were five. I noticed a few things that had changed because of this, but the most ear catching was the rhythm. Not all The LVE songs have a straightforward rhythm. This came forward much more in this setting. After the show drummer Joes Brands divulged he had been told to drum louder to give the music as a whole more body, but it was not just that. There also was more space to come forward in and to present the rhythm patterns, where they blended more into the whole in the past. So as a whole there was more space in the music which made each individual band member come out better. The same goes for the fancy bass notes of Rienk and the keyboards of Thomas and let me not forget the lovely interaction between singer Sara and Gerrit. (Of course this is also a compliment for the gentlemen mixing the sound. Well done!) But yes, at times I missed Bert's solo as well. So it was a bit mixed but also a new modus I will definitely get used to.
The LVE showed itself once again to be a great band with great songs. Nothing but a big smile from my side.
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