Second Edition (2010)

Poster (second edition)

Filmari Dirty Granny Tales

Salutari,

Revelatia evenimentului Dark Bombastic Evening 2, trupa greceasca
DIRTY GRANNY TALES, poate fi urmarita in linkul de mai jos. Un fan a
iregistrat intreg spectacolul din data de 10 decembrie din Kulturhaus:

http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/x1hltz_crimsonmuddle_dirty-granny-tales-dbe-2010#videoId=xg65kv

Cu siguranta ca nu ati mai avut asa ceva pe nici o scena din Romania pana acum!

Dark Bombastic Evening 2 – review

Greu de tot a trecut timpul pana la Dark Bombastic Evening 2.

Plecand de la ideea ca trebuie sa facem ceva frumos, ne-am angrenat intr-o treaba mai mult decat ambitioasa, sa invitam zece trupe si sa petrecem 2 seri de neuitat, pana spre dimineata. Lucrurile nu au stat deloc asa cum ar fi trebuit, deoarece energiile negative au tot roit in jurul acestei editii… Nu ne-am luptat cu ele caci nu am fi avut oricum sanse. Am incercat insa sa evitam loviturile directe, care ar fi putut duce la anularea evenimentului. Considerente ar fi fost multe, ultima dintre ele, cea financiara, putand fi cea mai neimportanta dintre toate. Mai intai a fost schimbarea locatiei de sambata, care a dus o schimbare totala a ordinii trupelor…

Apoi schimbarea locatiei si pentru ziua de vineri, care ne-a taiat orice elan de asteptare a unui mare numar de persoane… Pana aici se pare ca a fost ok, caci numarul de persoane a fost jumatate fata de ceea ce a fost la prima editie. De aici insa lucrurile au luat o directie complet haotica: SUNSET IN THE 12TH HOUSE ne-au anuntat ca participarea din decembrie nu mai poate fi pusa in aplicare, apoi harpista din SEVENTH HARMONIC are probleme de sanatate si, cireasa de pe tort, NAEVUS s-a desfiintat. Adica Lloyd imi spune politicos ca singura varianta de a salva aparentele este sa cante un fel de soloset. Si toate intamplate doar cu cateva zile inainte de eveniment.

Destul de derutati si confuzati despre ceea ce urma sa se intample cu DBE 2, am deliberat ca cel mai bine este sa continuam, ca mai rau de atat nu se poate… desi am plecat de la ideea cum sa facem sa iasa mai mult decat perfect, heh… Si cu doar 3 zile inainte de eveniment, cand deja faceam acea dubla verificare pentru cazare, rider, program, primim un email de la SOL INVICTUS… legendei Tony Wakeford nu i se recomanda de catre doctori deplasarea cu avionul in aceasta perioada… Am ramas fara cuvinte, fara vlaga, fara determinare… asta fusese prea de tot… Basca ca la televizor se anuntase cod galben de ninsori. Mai mult, anumite aeroporturi din Europa erau deja inchise, iar altele au anulat zeci de zboruri din cauza vremii nefavorabile… de aceea si prietenii DJ au ajuns din Olanda doar la sfarsitul primei seri… si nu numai ei. In aceasta stare de tensiune imensa am purces la organizarea celei de-a doua editii Dark Bombastic Evening, si in acelasi timp, ultima reprezentatie din cele 16 organizate in cei 3 ani de istorie DonisArt.

Ultima conceptuala, sub umbrela Serii Speciale. Poate ca si de asta cei de sus, sau cei de dedesupt, au decis sa ne judece si sa ne loveasca cu aceste nedorite abateri de la programarea initiala. Noroc ca presale-ul a fost foarte slab, ceea ce a ne-a facut sa speram ca doar foarte putine persoane se vor simti “pacalite” de faptul ca si-au cumparat bilet sau abonament inainte. Un pret deloc facil si destul de greu de acceptat in aceste conditii de economie aproape falimentara. Insa, raportat la ceea ce urma sa se prezinte pe scena, mai mult decat avantajos. Ca sa nu mai spunem ca abundenta de concerte din ultimele luni i-au facut pana si pe cei mai insetati fani de faze underground sa se uite de zece ori in portofel, alegand, in cele din urma, participarea la evenimente cu trupe mari sau mult mai cunoscute pe la noi. DBE nu este decat un eveniment de nisa care ar trebui sa creeze acea emotie sau impuls spre a descoperi ceva nou, ceva interesant si deloc comercial… Si in nici un caz trupe mari!!!! Ele nu au nevoie de sustinerea noastra! Ele si-au gasit deja propriul drum! In situatie de criza economica acest concept se pare ca devine, indubitabil, utopie.

Si totusi, au venit prieteni din peste 10 tari, cea mai mare parte fiind cei ce au fost si anul trecut. A fost emotionant, a fost placut, a fost frumos sa le vedem chipurile, sa-i salutam, sa povestim cu ei… si sa vedem cat de usor comunicau cu restul publicului autohton, o mare parte din el venit din provincie! Si apoi trupele… Le-am vazut la soundcheck si am ramas blocati de cat de frumos sunau… era clar ca va urma ceva special… si iata ca, in cele din urma, a iesit ceva interesant: DIRTY GRANNY TALES au socat pe toata lumea cu reprezentatia lor uluitoare, ATARAXIA ne-au aratat 2 fete complet diferite dar delicioase, ARCANA au impresionat prin emotie si melancolie trista (ultima lor aparitie live, din pacate fara vocea Ann-Mariei, racita bocna), IRFAN ne-au aratat ca si cu noua vocalista suna emotionant (pacat insa ca au apelat la sample-uri pentru a reda integral sunetul de pe albume), SEVENTH HARMONIC care au facut o surpriza frumoasa prin setul de piese instrumental (vocea lui Ann-Mari a fost suplinita inteligent de vioara Nuriei), DESIDERII MARGINIS a vrut sa sparga granitele unui stil muzical complet nevazut la noi (si nu stim pe cati i-a convins), SIMONE incercand sa arate ca un italian poate si singur sa faca show doar cu chitara lui (credem ca a reusit doar partial) si un NAEVUS transpus in persoana lui Lloyd James care a inceput emotionat si a terminat fara sa convinga prea tare pe fanii care ar fi vrut sa vada acolo trupa completa. Si, intre reprezentatii, DJ Richard si Myrtho, care ne-au oferit piese audio din bransa.

Daca privim inapoi, e bine ca am reusit sa bucuram cateva sute de suflete… e bine ca am reusit sa oferim oportunitatea unor trupe sa-si prezinte viziunile… ca au vorbit intre ele, s-au descoperit si s-au bucurat impreuna… ca am petrecut 2 zile incarcate de tensiune dar si de emotii… si ca s-a terminat cu bine… in cele din urma. Ne pare rau ca vineri seara am inceput mai tarziu, a fost decizia noastra, pentru ca publicul era prea putin la ora anuntata si era o lipsa de politete pentru prima trupa sa cante doar in fata a catorva zeci de oameni (meteahna veche la noi)… Din cauza aceasta nu am terminat inainte de miezul noptii, cum ne propusesem, si astfel show-ul lui Simone a fost oarecum sacrificat, in sensul ca intimitatea evenimentului s-a distrus prin deschiderea usilor catre publicul fidel al clubului care n-avea nimic in comun cu ceea ce se intampla pe scena… si de aici stresul psihic dar si fizic al fiecarui prieten DBE pe care l-am simtit si noi, cu varf si indesat, credeti-ne!!!

Am facut greseli pe care ni le asumam, insa inclinam sa credem ca suntem destul de maturi si sinceri atat cu noi, cat si cu voi, incat sa va asiguram ca NU LE VOM MAI REPETA! Si va multumim pentru intelegerea voastra, pentru sustinerea voastra, pentru daruirea voastra! Fara voi, fara trupe, DBE nu ar fi existat… si nu ar fi continuat! Pana la vara, in luna august, acolo unde, in inima Transilvaniei, intre zidurile unei vechi fortarete, in armonie cu natura, intr-o atmosfera calma, linistita, ne vom reintalni pentru 2 zile magice, noi va uram HAPPY FESTIVUS! Si va asteptam la cel mai avantgardistic si experimental eveniment Underground (in spirit si nu numai) din Romania, ce va mixa inedit dar si surprinzator stiluri muzicale diverse, caci muzica este o arta iar arta nu are bariere…. DARK BOMBASTIC EVENING 3!

La Multi ani!

Decembrie, 2010

Alte recenzii: http://www.musichub.ro/node/1028

Time passed slowly until Dark Bombastic Evening 2. Starting from the idea that we have to create something beautiful, we engaged ourselves in a more than ambitious thing, to invite ten bands and to spend two unforgettable nights. Things didn’t work out as they should have, for negative energies swarmed around this edition… We didn’t fight them because we wouldn’t have got any chance anyway. Still, we tried to avoid the direct hits, which could have led to the event’s cancellation. There would be many considerations, the last one, the financial one, being the less important one. The first one was the venue change for Saturday, which led to the change with who will play and when… Then Friday’s location changed as well, which cut off many of our expectations regarding the number of people attending. Still, until that moment, everything seemed to be ok, although the number of possible attendees was cut to half (comparing it to the first edition).

From this moment on, things went on a completely chaotic direction: SUNSET IN THE 12TH HOUSE announced that they couldn’t attend anymore in December, and the harp player of SEVENTH HARMONIC cancelled, due to health issues and, the cherry on top, NAEVUS broke up. This meaning Lloyd telling us in a polite way that the only way to save the appearances is to perform some kind of solo set. And everything happened just days before the event. Quite puzzled and confused regarding what was going to happen with DBE 2, we decided that the best thing is to go on, worse than that couldn’t happen… even though we started from the idea to make everything more than perfect, heh… And with only 3 days before the event, while we were making the accommodation, rider, schedule double checks, we get an email from SOL INVICTUS… The legend Tony Wakeford isn’t allowed to fly during this period… due to medical issues as well. I was left with no words, no limp, no determination… that was too much… On top of that, the telly was saying that we had a yellow code concerning the snow. Moreover, some European airports were already closed, others cancelled many flights because of the bad weather… this is why our DJ friends arrived from The Netherlands only at the end of the first evening… and not only them, others have arrived with delays.

In this immense pressure we set out organizing the second Dark Bombastic Evening edition, and meanwhile, the last DonisArt representation out of the 16 organized in their 3 years of history. The last conceptual one, under the Special Evening’s umbrella. Maybe this is why the ones above or the ones below us decided to judge and strike us with these unwanted deviations from the initial program. Good thing that the presale was very weak and that made us hope that few people will feel “cheated” by the fact that they bought before ticket or subscription – an extremely difficult price and hard to accept in these almost bankrupt economical conditions; but, considering who was going to take the stage, more than reasonable. Let us not mention the abundance of late concerts that made even the most avid fans of underground look ten times in their wallet, choosing, in the end, to attend events with bigger or better known bands.

DBE is nothing but a niche event that should create that emotion or impulse of discovering something new, something interesting and not on the least mainstream… And in no way big bands!!! They don’t need our support! They found their own way! In this economical crisis this concept seems to become undoubtedly, utopia. And yet, friends from over 10 countries came, most of them being the ones that attended last year. It was emotional, it was pleasant, it was great to see their faces, to greet them, to chat with them… to see how easy they communicated with the rest of inland public, most of it coming from outside Bucharest.

And then the bands… I saw them at sound check and we were astonished by how great they sounded… it was clear something special was coming… and in the end, something interesting followed: DIRTY GRANNY TALES shocked everyone with their stunning representation, ATARAXIA showed us two different, but delicious sides, ARCANA impressed with emotion and sad melancholy (their last live, sadly without Ann-Mari’s voice, having a terrible cold), IRFAN showed us that they sound emotional with the new vocalist (too bad they used samples to reproduce integrally the albums’ sound), SEVENTH HARMONIC who made a beautiful surprise with the instrumental song set (Ann-Mari’s voice was smartly substituted by Nuria’s violin), DESIDERII MARGINIS wanted to break the borders of a completely unheard musical style (and we don’t know how many people they convinced), SIMONE trying to show that an Italian can make a show alone only with his guitar (we think he succeeded only partially) and a NAEVUS transposed in Lloyd James’s person who started anxious and finished without convincing many of the fans who wanted to see the complete band. And, between the representatives, DJ Richard and Myrtho, who offered us songs from the industry.

If we look back, it’s good we brought joy to some souls… it’s good we offered some bands the opportunity to present their visions… that they spoke to each other, discovered each other and enjoyed everything together… that we spent 2 days loaded with pressure but emotions as well… and everything ended well… after all.

We’re sorry that Friday night we started a bit later, it was our decision because the public was too small for the announced time and it would have been lack of respect for the first band to sing in front of some people (one of our ancient flaws). Because of this, we didn’t finish before midnight, as we planned, and somehow, Simone’s show was somewhat sacrificed, meaning that the event’s intimacy was destroyed by opening the doors to the club’s devoted public who had nothing in common with what was happening in stage… and from here, every DBE friend’s mental and physical stress, which we all awfully felt, believe us! We made mistakes whose blame we all take, but we tend to believe that we are mature and sincere enough with ourselves and with yourself, so we all assure you that WE WON’Y MAKE THEM AGAIN! And we thank you all for your understanding, for your support, for your devotion! Without you, without the bands, DBE wouldn’t exist… and wouldn’t go on!

Until summer, in August, in the heart of Transylvania, between the walls of an old fortress, in harmony with nature, in a calm, quiet environment, we will meet for 2 magical days, we all wish you HAPPY FESTIVUS! And we wait for you with the most avantgardist and experimental Underground event (not only in spirit) from Romania, which will mix inedited but also surprisingly diverse musical styles, for music is art and art does not have borders… DARK BOMBASTIC EVENING 3!

Happy New Year!

December, 2010

Other reviews: http://www.musichub.ro/node/1028

Comunicat – 09.12.2010

A mai ramas o zi pana la Dark Bombastic Evening 2! Cu regret te anuntam ca trupa SOL INVICTUS nu va fi prezenta sambata la eveniment, deoarece liderul trupei are probleme medicale. Citeste aici comunicatul oficial primit de la Tony Wakeford, in urma cu putin  timp:

”Cu mult regret ca trebuie sa imi dezamagesc colegii de trupa, organizatorii si pe cei care vin sa ne vada, unii dintre ei calatorind distante lungi, trebuie sa anunt ca din nefericire, un control medical a scos la iveala o problema cardiaca ce necesita investigatii. Pana atunci, am fost sfatuit sa evit stress-ul legat de a zbura etc. Sa speram ca nu este decat un lucru minor, dar cand esti supraponderal si ai si 50 de ani, indicat este sa nu risti. Inca o data, imi cer scuze celor pe care i-am dezamagit’’.

Atat vineri cat si sambata accesul participantilor in Kulturhaus va fi permis incepand cu ora 18.30, urmand ca la ora 19.00 prima trupa sa urce pe scena. Intentionam ca pana la miezul noptii toate trupele sa-si termine recitalurile, oferind apoi fanilor posibilitatea de a petrece pana dimineata impreuna si cu artistii pe muzica pregatita cu multa daruire de cei doi DJ olandezi!

Trupele au dorit sa mentioneze cateva detalii despre eveniment si nu numai:

http://www.kogaionon.com/ro/interviuri-kogaionon/ataraxia
http://www.kogaionon.com/ro/interviuri-kogaionon/seventh-harmonic
http://www.kogaionon.com/ro/interviuri-kogaionon/arcana
http://www.kogaionon.com/ro/interviuri-kogaionon/dirty-granny-tales
http://www.kogaionon.com/ro/interviuri-kogaionon/irfan
http://www.kogaionon.com/ro/interviuri-kogaionon/naevus
http://www.kogaionon.com/ro/interviuri-kogaionon/desiderii-marginis
http://www.kogaionon.com/ro/interviuri-kogaionon/spiritual-front

Bilete in reteaua Eventim dar si la intrarea in locatie, in seara evenimentului. Pret bilet: 90 lei/seara.

Te asteptam sa ni te alaturi pentru 2 Seri de poveste… si, poate, de povestit!

Cu prietenie,  Echipa DonisArt

www.darkbombasticevening.com

www.donisart.ro

PRESS RELEASE – 09.12.2010

There’s one day left until Dark Bombastic Evening 2nd Edition!

We announce you with regret that the band SOL INVICTUS won’t be attending the event on Saturday, because the lead singer has medical issues. Read the official statement received from Tony Wakeford, a little while ago:

“It is with much regret that I have to let down my band mates, the promoters, and those who are coming to see us, some traveling long distances to do so. Unfortunately, a check-up has shown a heart irregularity that has to be looked into. Until then I have been advised against the stress of flying etc. Hopefully, it’s just a minor thing, but when you are fat and fifty, it’s best not to risk it. Once again, sorry to all who have been let down by this.”

Both Friday and Saturday the doors will open at 6:30 pm, the first band starting its performance at 7 pm. All live performances are to end before midnight, the aim of the rest of the night being that of offering the audience the possibility of spending time with their favorite artists and enjoying the beats attentively prepared by the two Dutch DJs.

The bands wanted to mention a few details regarding the event and more:

http://www.kogaionon.com/en/kogaionon-interviews/arcana
http://www.kogaionon.com/en/kogaionon-interviews/seventh-harmonic
http://www.kogaionon.com/en/kogaionon-interviews/ataraxia
http://www.kogaionon.com/en/kogaionon-interviews/dirty-granny-tales
http://www.kogaionon.com/en/kogaionon-interviews/desiderii-marginis
http://www.kogaionon.com/en/kogaionon-interviews/naevus
http://www.kogaionon.com/en/kogaionon-interviews/irfan
http://www.kogaionon.com/en/kogaionon-interviews/spiritual-front

Tickets available at Eventim, but also at the venue (on the day). Ticket price: 90 RON/night.

Hope you will join us throughout these two special nights!

With friendship,

The DonisArt team.

www.darkbombasticevening.com

www.donisart.ro

Sol Invictus – STATEMENT!

”Cu mult regret ca trebuie sa imi dezamagesc colegii de trupa, organizatorii si pe cei care vin sa ne vada, unii dintre ei calatorind distante lungi, trebuie sa anunt ca din nefericire, un control medical a scos la iveala o problema cardiaca ce necesita investigatii.

Pana atunci, am fost sfatuit sa evit stress-ul legat de a zbura etc. Sa speram ca nu este decat un lucru minor, dar cand esti supraponderal si ai si 50 de ani, indicat este sa nu risti.

Inca o data, imi cer scuze celor pe care i-am dezamagit”.

Tony Wakeford / SOL INVICTUS

“It is with much regret that I have to let down my band mates, the promoters, and those who are coming to see us, some traveling long distances to do so.
Unfortunately, a check up has shown a heart irregularity that has to be looked into. Until then I have been advised against the stress of flying etc.

Hopefully, its just a minor thing, but when you are fat and fifty, its best not to risk it.
Once again, sorry to all who have been let down by this.”

Tony Wakeford / SOL INVICTUS