Live music is like crack to me. I can’t get enough. Unfortunately, since taking this new job, I can’t stay out late at night anymore. So, week night shows have had to get cut out. In order for me to go out on a weeknight there must be a good reason. Luckily on this night, the stars all aligned. I wasn’t planing on going out but a friend of mine sent me a message saying I should go see this band with him. He said it would be “face melting”. I do not take suggestions of “face melting” lightly so I was luckily able to get the next morning off of work and seeing as I had to drop some flyers off at the club anyways, it was a good excuse to go check out the show.
Aseethe was awesome! I had no idea what it was going to sound like. I had not heard them before I went to the show. I just trusted my friend’s opinion and went. My amazement started as they were setting up their equipment. The Frequency is a small club, holding 200 max, and not very comfortably. This is what began to take shape on the stage.
This was just the left side of the stage. The bass player had 4 cabinets. Then they were setting up what seemed to be keyboard stands and boxes of I couldn’t tell what. We were not sure what we were going to be hearing. After a battle trying to get one of the bass amps to work, the effort was given up in order to get the show going. I wish I could have heard what that would have added to the sound.
Aseethe has huge droning and repetitive guitars creating a doomy atmospheric vibe. The best I could describe it is what I can only imagine seeing YOB live would be like. I am honestly a bit concerned about listening to them recorded because I wonder how well that atmosphere can be recorded. Their songs are very long taking you on a trip in your mind.
I can not say enough good things about this band. If you get the chance go. Don’t let them play for only 2 people like they did here in Madison. I hope to see them tour here again, I would even consider driving a couple hours south to their home town to see them again. If I get my turntable for X-mas, the first vinyl I buy will be from Aseethe.