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Pyramid Lake, NV (CN) -Symbiosis Gathering 2012 Final Night.

I got James Blake’s set list!

After all the solar eclipses, chemtrails and auto tune HAARP machine dutep antagonism James threw down a great set!

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Pyramid Lake, NV (CN) –

2012 Solar Eclipse Live Updates

18:41 – Update 9 – It cleared up at the end.  That’s beautiful. That is all for now, bad phone service, I hope to have pictures up soon…

18:35 – Update 8 – James Blake is on  stage yelling at the audience.  He says Americans have ruined dubstep.  It’s too upbeat or something…this is really weird.  Skillrex is ‘pants’ apparently…  He is saying his big Auto-Tune HAARP machine is blocking the eclipse with chemtrails to make his set more melancholy…he marches off stage…

18:31 – Update 7 – The Peak totally obscured by chemtrails.  James Blake has taken to the stage, this is getting weird…

18:15 – Update 6 – Eclipse reaching its peak shortly.  Chemtrail looking clouds still blocking a lot of it…

18:01 – Update 5 – Lots of phone interference, weird clouds everywhere. Crowd upbeat but people whispering about chemtrails blocking the eclipse…

17:51 Update 4 – Weird Looking Clouds Blocking Eclipse.  Blakes’s Auto-Tune HAARP machine on stage making weird noises…

17:35 Update 3 – I’m near the eclipse stage, high energy, protective glasses, good vibes all around.  Looks like James Blake roadies setting up early for his set.  Bringing out Blake’s famous large Auto-tune processing machine with HAARP label on side.  Interesting…

17:19 Update 2 – Here we go!

16:56 Update 1 – After a beautiful day full of merriment, sleep, mirth and a great Russell Liquid set its almost eclipse time.  Get your protective eye gear ready!

Pyramid Lake, NV (CN) – Arriving a day ahead of his career critical Eclipse set at Symbiosis Festival James Blake landed at the Naval Air Station a few miles away in Fallon, NV.  Accorded the preferential treatment all British Pop Stars receive from Her Majesties Royal Air Force, Blake was flown from Leuchars Airforce base in the UK to Nevada on a RAF DC-3.

James Blake, his entourage and the worlds largest Auto-tune machine arrive at NAS Fallon 1700 hours 19th May, 2012.

After landing Star and Stripes asked Blake if he had any special plans for the Lunar Eclipse set.

“Americans ruined dubstep.  They are probably ruining it right now at Pyramid Lake.”  The military and music paper of record asked what he is going to do different. “Me and the moon and the sun are going to take it back,” said James elliptically. “Me, the moon, the sun, and my big auto-tune machine.  Just wait!”

James Blakes Military I.D.

James Blake’s British Military I.D.

In other news: After a massive Friday earlier am wham bang boom set Photek left Symbiosis in stunning fashion:

Photek Blasts Off To Next Gig After Massive Pyramid Eclipse Set

Pyramid Lake, NV (CN) – Photek has everything going for him.  Not only is he from England, he resides in Los Angeles!  He has a handsome, gaunt, serious face best captured in black and white.

Photek was one of the pioneers of drum and bass; his first release coming out in 1994.   A master producer, he’s done remixes of everyone from Pinch to David Bowie to Roni Size to, yes, Evanescence.  You’ll find movie soundtracks and a Grammy nomination in his CV.  And yet Photek isn’t a headliner; he is in the same milieu as the Venice Beach Dub Kirtanistanis and some dude from Glitch Mob.

Photek represents the tension more mainstream electronic acts have encountering the Burner/New Age festival scene.  He wants to be there, playing to all these dubsmart tribal trendsetters.  If only he could just translate Photek into sanskrit, incorporate some samples of Bulgarian folk music into his set and jingle when he walked he’d be top of the bill.

For all that Symbiosis has it right.

 Photek will probably sell as many tickets and bring as much enthusiasm to the dusty dance floor as can be expected of a DJ listed 21st on the bill.  You wonder if flavor of the month James Blake ain’t exactly selling Symbiosis tickets like honey from a telephone either.

Part of this is Photek’s fault.  He music veers to the minimal, icy matte steel halls of some dystopian Japanese sci-fi flick.

Japanese Sci Fi or 90s DnB?

But give Photek his due – his well crafted tunes play complex, deep and like Burial get under your skin.

If you still associate Photek with 90s DnB hits like Rings Around Saturn (still an awesome track), listen to some of his new tunes like Fountainhead and go check him out at Symbiosis, you may just have your sonic socks blown off.

Photek on Soundcloud May Mix

Twitter: @photek

photek.fm

Pyramid Lake, NV (CN) – Imagine if Dusty Springfield had wandered the United States today.  Instead of heading to Memphis she trundles to Los Angeles.  Stumbling in to a late night party she kidnaps Thundercat, gives him ‘ludes and convinces him to produce an album.  A slow hopscotch popstep album emerges after a month of being holed up in a grungy Van Nuys recording studio that features a tank of nitrous oxide, a basement level gravity pool and the entire catalog of Morrissey played on an endless loop.

Ladies and Gentlemen of Pyramid you have James Blake.

'I don't want to hear it anymore'

Listen to ‘Love What Happened Here’

Follow James on Twitter: @jamesblake

or here: jamesblakemusic.com

Symbiosis May 17th-21st @SymbiosisEvents