If you had any doubt left in you that 2012 broke fringe electronic instrumentation through to the mainstream then all you had to do was be present at last night’s Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs show at LA’s Fonda Theater last night. Marked, in no small amount, by the fact that he was preceded by DJ’s as opening acts, the TEED one man effort chugged through a set that had all eyes on the stage and all ears at involuntary auditory surrender. The light show was brilliant, and his stage outfit inexplicably quizzical, but its Orlando Higginbottom‘s natural talent for understanding drums and percussion that made it so irresistible to dance, jump, and lose your inhibitions enough to notice you might be falling in love with that cute person next to you. Not that the show was Woodstock in any sense, but, acts like TEED are ones who imprint you with a creative affection you can’t resist but try to pass on. Though Higginbottom’s commitment to artistry should not be understated, the lightness of his composition, compared to the, typically, heavy mentality of the art world supersedes any kind of artifice and that may have disabled last night’s audience from becoming engaged with last night’s set.
In celebration of yesterday’s terrific set, URB is streaming a take on on TEED’s track “Trouble” by the equally superlative Lunice and we also managed to snag some photos of the fantastic, punctual and visually sublime performance that took place.