Saturday night, and the Forum Theatre played host to one of the best gigs of the year. Unfortunately that wasn’t THIS Saturday night, but 7 days prior when Gotye graced the stage.
This Saturday night, it played host to a double act of Black Dice & Lucky Dragons, a couple of electronica experimentalists from the USA, forming part of the Melbourne Festival.
Make no mistake. It wasn’t good.
Lucky Dragons are described as coming from the ‘post song age’, an age where music has no necessary beginning, middle or end. If that’s the brief, they nailed it at the Forum tonight.
Part nonsensical warbling, part atmospheric background, part repetitive effects generated noise, the set seemed to go on forever. Looking bored throughout, Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck never really hit the mark. In fact I’m not sure they ever really had a mark in sight. (more…)