Vocals are usually what make or break concert experiences. In fact, I’m willing to go as far as to say that I’ve yet to enjoy a concert where the singing didn’t at least reach some level of acceptable technical competence – that is, where at least the majority of the notes being sung are in tune.
And then, along came Nirgilis.
Their entry was marked by grandeur. Minoru Kurihara and Yuki Inadera were the first to come on stage, setting the Club Nokia concert venue alight with an electronica beat which was then mixed in with Richard Strauss’s glorious “Also Sprach Zarathustra” to herald vocalist Acchu Iwata’s arrival. The whole atmosphere was electric, and if I hadn’t listened to Nirgilis’s music prior to attending the concert, my expectations would have been through the roof. But good thing it wasn’t because had I been expecting a lot from them, their first song, “Brand New Day,” would have brought it crashing down back to Earth. [Read more...]