After a tiring week of work with at a new place, a Friday night at KLPAC was what I needed, and Russian Circles was a definite close-to-perfection.
Bought my ticket and chipped in to belanja Moe's with Nindy, before heading into Pentas 1.
The stage was also set up, the instruments placed and ready to begin, the lights dimmed. Waited for quite a while before the announcements came on to start the show.
I forgot the time span from the moment the 3-piece band blasted music to the end of their last ambient soundwarp effect, they got me hanging onto their music, too hypnotised to care of other things.
The lighting of KLPAC was absolutely stunning too, and made the show even better. I was hesitant about the sitting down and watching the band sort of idea, but in the end, it really worked, for the lighting of the stage made it very worth it, morphing and changing in time with the songs.
They played so many songs that the crowd knew, like Geneva, Youngblood, Malko and more more more... Their set was a fluctuation from lows and highs... the highs piercing through your adrenaline, and having all the heads banging in synch, whilst the lows would thicken the atmosphere so much you could do nothing else but sit completely still and let the music take over you ( and for some, like me, to just let their overwhelmed tears flow ).
There was no surprise that they came back for an encore when they finished playing their 'last' song. A crazy crazy set they had, many were blown away and couldn't find the words to describe the maximality of a show that Russian Circles had given us.
A beautiful set Celine will never forget.