Bob Moses Headlines NYC’s Terminal 5
Last Friday I had the chance to get out of Brooklyn on a rainy night and make my way to Terminal 5. Although I haven’t seen many electronic acts here, with Bob Moses playing I could not pass it up. Supply NY provided a set before the live acts and in between sets. They added a nice up beat counter balance to otherwise more melodic live performances. Supply NY are a DJ trio and host a variety of music events throughout NYC, they always provide a good time. Check out their SoundCloud below and make sure to follow and see what they are up to next.
My favorite of the opening acts was Weval from the Netherlands. It was their first time in NYC. This duo consisting of Harm Coolen and Merijn Scholte Albers, have been working together for the past six years. These two layer melodies and beats really well, at times sounding more downtempo but still very rhythmic and danceable. I wouldn’t be surprised to see them popping up on some festival lineups in 2017.
A local act No Regular Play followed. They gave an electronic, yet jazzy and at times almost eerie performance. The duo is based in Brooklyn and consists of Greg Paulus and Nick DeBruyn. They played their live show and incorporated a trumpet as center stage of the performance. Seeing live instruments with electronic acts is always a treat. I love the trumpet. I find creates a deeper more sullen vibe to the sound. Check out their SoundCloud below to hear more.
Bob Moses came on shortly after 11 PM. I think New York holds a very special place in their heart, this duo actually reconnected and began collaborating together in NYC. During the show they spoke extensively about their past performances in New York. These were mainly at small warehouse venues in Brooklyn and they expressed their gratitude to be playing for a much larger crowd at a much larger venue.
It was the third time I’d seen them this year. The energy of their show is different every time, although they are touring with a very similar set. Whether its at Brooklyn’s Output, or at the legendary Glastonbury Music Festival closing at 4 AM, or this time in a venue that’s set up for bands rather than electronic music, they create a great and distinct vibe. Bob Moses had a new addition to the regular duo this time, a drummer, which I thought was a great. They played a great mix of their two albums, opening their set with Like It or Not. The big difference when seeing them perform live, is experiencing their ability to improvise and appreciate them as true musicians. Especially a psychedelic tune like Far From the Tree. By the end of the set everyone was fully engulfed by the atmospheric sound that is Bob Moses, I am eager to hear what they will deliver next. Their tour continues thought the U.S. for the next month and if they are in your city, I highly recommend checking them out.
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