This is great! thanks for sharing. My take on this:
1) Prelude is fab! I love the setup, that mix of high-tech and found-sound objects. The sculptural "objet d'art" that gets a close up at 6 mins is amazing, a sort of mix of glass and mechanicals that would not look out of place in an art gallery. I'd love to know more about who made it and why JMJ came to use it. The overhead shot that first gets a look in at around 4' 25" shows a good view of the kit, with only one production synth which is a Teenage Engineering device (I think) the rest of the set up being made of controllers.
2) I love Epica, one his best tracks in years. I love listening to it in the car and on headphones at home. However, played live like this it just feels, well, a bit flat and a bit fake. What I hear on this You Tube clip is note-perfect from the Oxymore release. There doesn't appear to be anything live or even improvised. Looking at the overhead shots, I cannot see what influence JMJ is having on what we hear. In a sense, so what, this has always been the JMJ way. But when the main focus of an intimate show like this is the music and not the spectacle (he even credits a beautiful less is more lighting design in his thanks at the end) then the music really should have a strong live element to it, I believe.
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