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- Posted on Oct 23rd 2008 10:00AM by Benjy Eisen
Perhaps set designer Es Devlin (Kanye West) can do a better job of describing it. In a recent press release, she explains, "The band will be caught within a Naum Gabo-inspired rhomboid structure, surfaced with gauze and punctuated with radiating tensioned cables which will catch the light in a more lyrical way than a pure saturated block of back light ... What the fans will see will be a visual expression and counterpoint to what they hear, allowing them the space to project their own interpretation of the music and the courage to intensify it."
Whatever that means, we want in. The band will tour with this set up from now until November 15, in support of their new self-titled release. Of course, it is ironic that following their bright afternoon set at Rothbury this past summer, Brendan Curtis told Spinner that the sun -- you know, that big bright thing that lights up the entire planet and is the source of all Earthly life -- is "actually the best light show."
OK, maybe. But this rhomboid structure thing still sounds like it could compete.