September 6, 2019 - Parkvilla Theater, Alphen a/d Rijn (NL)
It has become more or less a real tradition that our Cuban friends of Anima Mundi visit Europe every year to do some concerts. Just like it has become more or less a real tradition that they perform for Serious Music Events at the Parkvilla Theater in Alphen aan de Rijn in the Netherlands. This year the date was September 6th. During last year's concert (see review) the focus was on their, at the time, brand new album Insomnia (see review). For this new tour they had planned to release an EP titled Strange Days. But they did not manage to record and release everything in time. So they went to Europe without a CD release. However they still named this tour the Strange Days Tour. Because it would premier five brand new songs which the band are working on for the next production of the 3rd part of the trilogy which started out with I Me Myself (2016, see review) and the earlier mentioned Insomnia.
But even without all the audience favourites, the crowd could look back on a well performed live show of the five musicians. The sound and light on stage was perfect. The accompanying videos were enjoyable. Maybe a little bit dark in atmosphere, but I guess it worked perfectly with the sometimes also dark sounding songs the band plays nowadays. All in all a good concert which gave me a good feeling. A feeling which I like to have next year as well. So same time and place next year please!!!
Henri Strik (edited by Tracy van Os van den Abeelen)
Setlist Anima Mundi:Set 1
The Wheel Of Days
The Chimney, The Wheel And The War Part Three & Part Four
Train To Future
Fear Level 10
1001 Mirrows City
Nine Swans-Electric Credo
Last Days Of God
New Tribe's Totem
Anima Mundi by Arthur Haggenburg
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Line up Anima Mundi:(left to right)
guitars and backing vocals
keyboards and backing vocals
lead vocals and guitars
drums and saxophone
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