The insatiable minions who make up the always growing Estradasphere peanut gallery ought to be delighted by this live DVD-and-CD package, released on the heels of their Quadropus album and tour. Fans of this powerhouse unit of ultra-eclecticism will be treated to an inside look at how their favorite proponents of the “aural collage” can just make it happen without the usual smoke and mirrors… Whaaaaat? No laptops? No samplers? To those enamored with the recent, ahem, “progress” made in those areas, good old-fashioned musicianship might seem a bit odd. But “odd” hasn’t ever been seen as a bad thing in Estradasphere-land. Consult the DVD for proof; it was shot from a diehard fan’s perspective (and beautifully, we might add). You’ll see all the weird personality quirks as band euphoria trades off with the turbulent demands of excessive musicianship. Various band psychodramas are completely real, but seem more and more like a big joke as they get played out — sometimes making it all the way to the stage! And going on tour just amplifies that kind of thing to the point of no return, which somehow ends up enhancing the music in unique and indescribable ways. The theory at Mimicry is that the key to Estradasphere’s continuing success is that they are a live band first and foremost. Plop in this well-made DVD and see the proof, or throw in the CD and reminisce until their next tour. So you’ll know.
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