What a night! From a sudden explosion in Chelsea to a wild show downtown, it was surely to be a memorable evening. Shortly after the craziness in Chelsea, listeners were congregating at the Mercury Lounge for the EP release celebration for Unconscious Disturbance. Musicians Kiko Freiberg, Daniel Freiberg, Tim Haggerty and Danny Dahan made gave everything they had for all the music lovers.
With delayed trains all throughout the city due to the incident in Chelsea, many listeners of the night were wandering the streets underneath the full moon seeking a safe destination. Luckily, Mercury Lounge was to be that spot complete with a full house. Arriving at the dark and densely packed venue, a mingling crowd lingered on the concert floor complete with drinks in hand. Eventually, the lights dimmed and a slight cheer rose from the audience. A series of bright orange lights began to slowly flick on and off to build up the anticipation until the the men arrived on stage. With a lingering bass in the background, they all waved out to the space and lumbered to their positions. All viewers could see were their silhouettes as they strapped on their instrumental weapons. Kiko was sporting a black floral suit that caught everyone’s attention. They wasted no time and began.
Mr. Daniel Freiberg took things off with banging drums that eventually turned into a poppy riff from the others. It was loud and magnificent. A vocal-centric performance grew as strobe lights amplified the experience. Complete with scratchy yells and head bobbing antics, the men were a slight step below hard rock. All the guitar solos had light bits as the wails from Kiko came out beautifully. Many viewers had to shield their eyes from the bright lights as the musicians transitioned into a indie rock vibe that was reminiscent of glam rock from their synced dances and harmonies. Glam-style anthems appeared and the hair was flowing with sweat as well. However, that did not last long until the music took another turn to an ethereal place that had a taste of strange trance in there. The man to watch on stage though was Mr. Dahan on bass as he was always rocking back and forth. He never seemed to stop moving or grooving with the music. His dances were a bit like rock seizures with pure satisfaction in between.
As their set came to a close, enthusiastic clapping began with help from the audience as Kiko performed the hell out of an egg shaker by the microphone. The punk genre reared its loud head here as Daniel took the helm with vocals. All of the instrumentation at this point was electric and fun. Everyone was sharing their uncontrollable energy, especially when they were in sync in hard rock poses. They took things down with a trippy ambiance, but still held true to their rocky roots. Discordant solos and guitar licks were strangely alluring and somehow worked for their sound. It was all wonderful in the end.
If listeners are looking for a nostalgic music trip that is also entirely new, look no further than Unconscious Disturbance. Their energy and musical skill will be sure to snag the eardrums of many a music fan. Every bit of their craft is supported by an intense dedication to the medium. Please enjoy for some ideal musical art and prepare to lose it.