05:19 - Timmeh I love the shit out of Tool, I connect with their drug influence. Also they are masters of rhythm, love their polyrhythms.
05:19 - Joe Zombie When I think of experimental I think of avant-garde.
05:16 - Joe Zombie I used to be a big Tool fan. Listened to them a lot back in the day. And "weird" not to be confused with experimental. Weird as in these overdrawn compositions with so much fluff and filler that its wankery.
05:14 - Timmeh Yeah on a related note, I've always disliked how the genre term 'Experimental' gets thrown around. It suggests the band members have no idea what the fuck they're doing.
Looks like a nice place! Althoug perhaps it lacks a bit of grass and I guess taking a swim in the lake is forbidden?
How was Tarot? I've just learnt about their tour, I might go in Paris.
The place is amazing, the best festival area I've seen. There's enough grass and a nice sandy beach, and swimming in the sea is allowed too (you can watch a band performing on one of the stages while swimming around ). From time to time a huge ferry would pass by just 100m from the shore - it was quite surreal to see them towering above the stage.
Tarot were pretty terrible, the least entertaining band I saw at Ruisrock. The sound was alright, but the performance was pretty tired and lifeless...