THEATER: LIVE IN PARIS
CDR: Apocalypic Radio / Nervous Nurs 
absolutely no promo material sent with this item, from my world wide web
sleuthing skills I have gleaned that Shadow Theater are a duo, with one
half also the project Flutwacht. Likewise it seems that the individual
behind Flutwacht also runs Apocalyptic Radio, making this for all intents
and purposes a self released item.
Not being a gothic or power metal band as the name might suggest, the
live performance commences with a heavy neo classical melody that quickly
degenerates into an all out maelstrom of improvised industrial strength
noise with absolutely no let up for the duration of the entire 53 minutes.
However given the sound quality is little more then a muddied, muffled
mess (sounding like it was recorded with a hand held dictaphone), this
is tedious recording to listen to. Now I’m sure that Shadow Theater
would have been chuffed to be invited to perform live, however I see little
merit in releasing a live document of the performance if the sound quality
is anything less then spot on – of which this is certainly not.
To be blatantly harsh, this release warrants little attention and essentially
represents an exercise in self indulgence for the artist. Likewise it
serves only to add to the glut of releases that clog up the underground
and diverts attention away from real gems to be found. Whilst I might
have got this for free to review, I will say that my assessment of it
would have been even more severe had I actually shelled out cash for this.
You have been warned.
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