Monday, June 22, 2015

20 June 2015: Нейромонах Феофан live @ Prem!o Centre (Nizhny Novgorod)

Until last Saturday, it was hard for me to remember when I've been to a concert last time. Even if I'm living in a city with over 1.2 million inhabitants, really interesting gigs are pretty rare here. They aren't that rare in Moscow, but I can't afford travelling there too often (in fact, I went there to see Ayria live in 2006 and L'ame Immortelle - in 2008, but it was long ago). Two years ago I had a chance to see Fear Factory in Prem!o Centre here in NN, but unfortunately I didn't go. This time, though, I didn't miss the chance to see Нейромонах Феофан live in the same venue (Prem!o), and it was awesome.

Before I discovered НФ, I never thought I'd ever attend a drum & bass event, let alone enjoying it. However, НФ has his own brand of "drum & folk" which is aesthetically closer to folk metal than to any commercial electronic music. I'd say the atmosphere at his performance was comparable to that of Arkona's gig which I attended roughly 7 years ago :) The public mostly looked pretty casual, though (me including). There weren't many interesting costumes, although I definitely liked the looks of this couple:

The show itself was great too, with a dancing "bear" on stage (just like the one in the video):

And, finally, a fan-made video:

The lyrics of this song start with: "My life is ascetic...", which is pretty applicable for me too. However, despite my rather reclusive lifestyle and distaste of being in large groups of people, I enjoyed НФ's gig a lot. Hope for more new songs from him in the near future.

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