Pure Reason Revolution - Live Italia Wave Love Festival

Pure Reason Revolution - Live Italia Wave Love Festival

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Pure Reason Revolution - Live Italia Wave Love Festival

DVD Listing

Artists
Pure Reason Revolution
Location
Italy
Label
Modest Music
Genre
New Wave Prog
Release
2009
Origin
UK
Format
DVD
Totaltime
57:00
Web
www.purereasonrevolution.com
Facebook
www.facebook.com/purereasonrevolution

Editor reviews

1 reviews

Overall rating 
 
3.6
Music 
 
4.0  (1)
Sound 
 
4.5  (1)
Production 
 
3.0  (1)
Extras 
 
0.5  (1)
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Music 
 
4.0
Sound 
 
4.5
Production 
 
3.0
Extras 
 
0.5

Reviewer

Written
September 12, 2017
Review
Way back in August 8th 2009 at the Italia Wave Love Festival held in Heitere, Switzerland. a performance was recorded of the UK band “Pure Reason Revolution” This is an annual music festival of various rock music styles and probably was, at the time, the most perfect stage for this extremely difficult to categorise but highly talented multi-instrumental band with a music style in part US Punk with overtones of New Wave but always firmly tending towards the progressive end of the scale. Listening to their music now you can pick up so many possible influences ranging from Hawkwind to the Clash and also through to Blondie with all sorts of inspirations in-between, I particularly liked the curt acknowledgement to “Pink Floyd” with their track title ‘The Bright Ambassadors of Morning’. This very comprehensive set played at the festival highlights many fine qualities of their musical style particularly the catchy duel male / female vocal harmonies which at times even extends into the realms of three part harmony. Another aspect that caught my eye was the apparent seamlessness of the transitions between each of the songs indicating that a great deal of rehearsal time would of been spent bringing the entire performance to perfection.
Whilst the actual processed result of the filming was like watching everything through a ‘blue cellophane sweet wrapper’ the camera work was indeed very well engineered capturing the full spirit of the occasion and in particular great shots of the various band members in full flow playing and swapping their various instruments around between numbers, Of course a certain focal priority was given to the lead vocalists Jon Courtney and Chloe Alper, but there were some great film sequences looking across from the back of the stage and in particular the inclusion of the road crew sorting out a variety of technical problems such actions in turn creating an air of realism and bringing the concert fully to life, the kind of ‘warts an’ all’ touches that are often missed out with the more polished recordings featuring major artists. Chloe Alper certainly stands out as being a charismatic figure, full of energy a great voice, a decent bass player and as a bonus extremely attractive. Her joint vocal pairing with Jon Courtney was captured very well on the film and they certainly have complimentary voices with some great melodic harmonies embroiled within the structure of some very fast flowing music. Generally the sound was pretty good and it was nice to see that certain vocal misjudgements were not corrected on the final mix presenting here the concert as it was in real life. All in all a good film in remembrance to a fairly unique solid working band that have since split and no longer exist together but which has left a legacy of good music for us still to enjoy captured on film.

Summary: A nice slice of musical history of a good hard working band in action.

Cover Art: Basic and pretty awful artwork

Line Up:
Jon Courtney –Keyboards, Guitars and vocals
Chloe Alper – Keyboards, Bass Guitar, Electric Effects and Vocals.
Jamie Wilcox –Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals
Paul Glover - Drums

Tracks:
1. Les Malheurs
2. Keep Me Sane /Insane/Apogee.
3. Deus Ex Machina.
4. Victorious Cupid.
5. The Twyncyn /Trembling Willows.
6. The Bright Ambassadors of Morning.
7. Avo.
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