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Old 07-25-2019, 08:37 AM
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Leipzig Warehouse Jam 050715

A pair of stray Essex builders, a disused school building and a celebration of the finest seasonal legume known to man… how does that collectively sound? It sounds like thirty nine minutes of expansive, exploratory, glorious rumble. We should do this more often.

“I remember Rick mobilising the crew to find a location we could record a jam in. They found an old school building being converted into an arts centre. We had to share billing with a load of bedding plants. Two builders walked in on us jamming, both from Romford!

The one called his wife to tell her he’d be home late as his favourite band, Underworld, had turned up to play on his building site. No surprise that she didn’t believe him and obviously thought something fishy was going on, so he handed me his phone to convince her. Even I couldn’t persuade her we really were there. He stayed, went home late and got in trouble, but Rick told him we would put him and his wife on the guest list for a festival we were playing the next day. He turned up backstage beaming and introduced us to his bemused wife, looking shocked but relieved to discover that the implausible story her husband had spun her was the truth.” (Karl)

“I can’t remember much… it was the same time as the Leipzig Asparagus Festival so I ate some gigantic white asparagus” (Rick)

Tracklisting: Skyscraper/Flatz/Improv/Juanita/Twist

very reminiscent of their 2005 Tokyo set...great stuff once again
Old 07-25-2019, 11:29 AM
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Old 07-25-2019, 11:39 AM
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jam on it... great.

Old 07-25-2019, 02:39 PM
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no email rec'd here yet. Did you find this via one of the social media channels?
Old 07-25-2019, 02:44 PM
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from the Underworld Drift group. but I went and checked my spam mail and it was there.
Old 07-25-2019, 03:35 PM
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cheers! had gone to my junk box too.
Old 07-25-2019, 05:44 PM
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Re: Leipzig Warehouse Jam 050715
It's not Flatz, but some interstitial piece (including the beats) that was played quite often in the Riverrun period, and is probably a Darren Price composition.

There are tons of gigs you could hear it at, for example, after the end of Juanita at the 5 Days Off festival.

After the Dark Train chorus, there are a couple other "improv" pieces from that era. The airy dissonant chords were played before Rowla at Live in Tokyo, and I believe it was later used in Sunshine or maybe a demo for Sunshine. I haven't been able to track that down yet. And then just as it fades out, you can hear the Chant thing which would make appearances here and there, for example in the 2005 Christmas radio show and right before Pearl's Girl in the 2006 radio show.

As for the timing, this was one day before playing Melt Festival on July 16, 2005, at Grafenhainichen, Germany, just outside Leipzig. Did they just break into a warehouse somewhere, or did they rent it out or something?
Old 07-25-2019, 08:46 PM
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Re: Leipzig Warehouse Jam 050715
Nice! Love the improv, as well as Karl's grooving on guitar during "Twist".
These recent World of Underworld/inter-Drift live jams have been reminders of how blessed we have been through the years with radio shows/live improvisations/works in progress. How many bands give you this much of the process or evolve so much over the years?
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Old 07-26-2019, 05:15 AM
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Fantastic stuff. Those were the days, eh? Live I mean.... loving Drift
Old 07-26-2019, 09:08 AM
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Another wonderful release. Will all of these improv jams be part of the Drift Songs Boxset? If so, I will be very eager to get that version of the release.
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