Live at the Taft Theatre
The quartet Amina opened the show tonight, building loops of strings, percussion and other oddities—a saw, a music box, and a laptop to name a few.
My friend joked they were checking their email, but humor took a back seat as we zoned out and let the music carry us through landscapes of sound.
The respectful silence of the crowd during the quiet bits suggested everyone was enjoying the ride.
This set the tone for the headliner, Sigur Rós, emerging behind a veil with simple lights casting exaggerated shadows. Which was fitting as their sound seemed much bigger than the handful of folks making it.
Half the fun was watching how they made their music. A bow on electric guitar, drumming on the bass, Amina providing a backdrop of strings, tied together with vocals that allow thinking about everything and nothing.
A perfect interlude for dramatic weather.