According to Alexander Reynolds this gig probably never happened. This was posted August 1st 1997 on eGroups.
well, as the earlier fellow mentioned, bad vilbel was not as aesthetically impressive as i had thought, after listening to ae's rendition. the town is basically split in half -- the nothern side a rest stop for senior citizens with the money to burn; the other half a industrial suburb, dedicated to bottling the spring water which the name of the town implies. nothing sinister or 'bad vibe'-ish, as the music impressed upon me. i had visions of a decrepid town with miserable, greenish looking citizens, all wasted on bad acid. oh well. amber#'s 'montreal' wasn't too far off the mark.
sunflower was an absolute mess. it's been raining a lot in germany these past weeks, and the festival should have been called 'woodstock iii' or some such, due to it being held in some poor farmer's sunflower patch. a lot of warp and skam acts should have shown up, according to the schedule, but i guess due to the rain they decided to opt out -- including autechre, unfortunately -- and i don't blame em a bit. this would have been a great event, with acts like mike paridinas , andy maddocks, freeform, autechre, and boards of canada. i'd have asked for my money back but i had an alright time, i suppose, even though the festivaal was held twenty km northwest of regensburg, itself a good two hour trip away from muenchen. i had to perform heroic juggling acts to schedule this part of my trip -- wish i'd lived in europe instead of the states.
so, no autechre review. sorry, gang.
hope you're all well.
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