Transcendental meditation pop and elegant, in the day-free … –

El festival Primavera Sound abrió hoy sus puertas en el Parc del Fòrum de Barcelona con un concierto gratuito que tuvo a Saint Etienne como reclamo principal. EFE/Marta Pérez
The Primavera Sound festival opened its doors today at the Parc del Fòrum of Barcelona with a free concert that took to Saint-Etienne as claim main. EFE/Marta Pérez

The Primavera Sound has become alive this night with Saint-Etienne, who have gathered around 20,000 people in the esplanade of the Forum, while in the subsoil, in a small room for 700 people, the ex-Pulp Jarvis Cocker and Steve Mackey have served as spiritual leaders and DJs.

Adorned in a feather boa, vocalist of Saint Etienne, Sarah Cracknell, has shown that, after nearly three decades on the stage, has not lost an iota of charisma or the desire to make dance personal.

Clad in black, the gunners wasted elegance with a few danceable rhythms but the contents, which have been the prelude to what will happen starting tomorrow, the first day of payment, when it will meet more than 70 bands in 14 scenarios distributed by 192.000 square meters.

In the day free have only been activated two scenarios, but the bands that have been uploaded to them have been made to vibrate to the waves of the beaches of the Forum.

The first mass concert of the night was Local Natives, newcomers Los Angeles, have made the audience dance to the rhythm of the keyboard, the guitars and, above all, of a battery that is overactive, especially when you have versioned the singer Kanye West.

The set, which has earned the public ‘indie’ since its debut in 2009, is often compared to Arcade Fire, this year they return to the Primavera Sound as one of the great attractions of the Saturday night. In the absence of knowing what will be the canadian band, Local Natives has left the bar high.

The highlight of the day has come from the hand of the british in Saint-Etienne, who have returned to the Primavera Sound after their unexpected visit in 2012, when replaced Björk, who was forced to cancel due to a problem vowel.

The british trio has performed songs of his new album, “Home Counties”, which will see the light this Friday, a work on rural areas and boring in which the band was born, and that is in contrast with the ceaseless activity of the group, which now starts a tour that will take them through Europe and the united States.

While, in the open-air stage, the audience felt the familiar and pleasant feeling of re-living a new Spring Sound, with all that they mean.

In the scenario Hidden, which, as its name indicates, is hidden and presents the proposals to the most heterodox, the few hundreds of people who have gotten an entry to have lived an unusual experience.

Under the title of “Dancefloor Meditation”, the festival had announced that the charismatic singer of Pulp, and the composer and bassist of this legendary band they were going to try for the public to access the state of mind that is associated with deep meditation, using only the tools that can be found in a nightclub.

If one expected to fly to other worlds thanks to music, has had to wait the last half hour of the session, because during the first time Jarvis Cocker has been dedicated to talk about much more than playing music.

With your voice surround, Cocker has spoken of the mantras and the power of repetition and the control of the sound frequencies to generate altered states of consciousness.

All a master class complete with musical examples, as the power of “Sexual Healing”, The Human League and “Stayin’ Alive”.

After an hour of theory class has reached the half-hour of practice, which is always the best thing, especially in this case, in which Jarvis Cocker has been mixed from the audience to dance with them and feel united the strength of the music.

All an experiment, that people have applauded like mad because, and that’s not what has been mentioned Jarvis Cocker, the best thing to access to mental states unusual is to be predisposed, and the public, which had endured a long queue under the sun to get the tickets, I was extremely predisposed to enjoy. Rosa Diaz/Sergi James EFE


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