This was a crazy night at the underground club Kontrapunkt in Malmo. I had
never been there and it was a merging of two diverent music scenes with one
room with Psy-trance DJs (Ursa, Matt with an S, Nos and Balistica) and space
rock in the other room (Mantric Muse, Øresund Space Collective and Auh-
Soj). The doors opened at 21 and Auh Soj (Joshua) played some different
ambient electronic stuff then about 22 he put on a guitar and his friend, a very
nice handicapped guy worked the laptop. He just sat on the floor and noodled
away on his guitar under the beats. He was mixed quite low but you could
hear him. He played his electric guitar very much like an acoustic guitar. He
had a sitar at the soundcheck but he did not play it. There were no people
here yet so he performed for 5-10 people.

Mantric Muse were to start at 23:30 but there was not a whole lot of
people, maybe 40 but there was a steady stream. They started a bit later and
played an amazing concert for 2hrs. Wow.. This must be one of the best
space rock bands and if you can’t see Ozric Tentacles, you should see these
guys. Seeing Mantric Muse live though is about as often as the eclipse! This
was the first show since the Nov 2013 tour with ØSC in Germany, except for a
private party. The band played 3 of the 4 new songs that they will record for
the new record as well as all the tracks from their CD. There was some
extended parts in a few of the songs but they were pretty programmed as they
have to follow the computer precisely for all the pre-recorded stuff that
Magnus can’t play live due to having to play guitar as well. Ola just gets better
and better with the band as well on the lead synthesizer. Amazing concert..

Set List: DMU, Cinope, Armh+ Jam, Nanoid, DSC, Azur, Gnoxience, Sinbad
søførenen, Wobbegong Wookie, Dr. Tits Kitel, SFunx

It was about about 3 in the morning when ØSC finally hit the stage. The
first gig ever with drummer, Dag (ex-Agusa). Everyone was very tired but
there was still quite a lot of people in the building (most in the techno room)
but perhaps 60 people filled the front of the stage for the show to start and it
got fewer and fewer as it got later and later… We played a pretty high energy
show considering.. I think we would have all fallen asleep if we did not keep
the energy high. The jams were quite short but people were into it and we all
had a good time. It was not our best show. You can hear it below and decide
for yourself!

I only popped in and out of the techno room a few times and there was
always a lot of people but it all sounded the same to me…. It is a different
world. One of the DJs played only vinyl records which I thought was cool…
Fun night and a very cool club..