With a live show that was part concert, part music technology seminar with a mini stand up routine thrown in for good measure – Grandbrothers returned to London in a big way to promote their second album. Using a specially modified grand piano and some custom music software, Grandbrothers have really captured a special sound. With tracks that all feel sometimes unsettling sometimes euphoric but always emotional. Their latest album Open, a clever follow up from their first album Dilation, continues to bring their melodic and enchanting form of electro piano music to life.
Opening with From a Distance the whole room rang with the sound of harmonics reverberating around the room. From then on synchronisation was the name of the game. Whether that be the light show or combining the piano produced percussion notes worth with the hammer strikes of the piano. The whole show came together seamlessly in an impressive display. Knowing their biggest tracks and how to work a crowd, the duo teased the crowd with opening notes of their biggest track Ezra was right through. So much so that when the show reached it’s climax and the track began, the crowd couldn’t quite believe it and was pulled in all the more.
Finishing with Bloodflows the first single from their second album. As the notes rang out the whole crowd was hypnotized with not single sound coming from the audience until the end of the song. With the show over we can only look forward to anything else that may come.