On the last second last day of their support tour for album, Hominid, the psychedelic space-jazz collective Cone Of Confusion lived up to some lofty expectations by delivering a powerhouse instrumental set at Hobart’s Altar.
Led by some majestic saxophone playing by Chris Blundell, mesmerizing keys from Jack Garzonio, intricate guitar work from Rémi Marchand, and a fantastic foundation for the rhythm driving the band from Juan Carlos Negrete Lopez on drums and Jay Woo on bass, Cone Of Confusion laid out their instrumental magic to an enthralled audience.
Echoes of Pink Floyd tinged the music throughout the evening, however the band are definitely not derivative. Their live performance easily matches their recorded output, and sets the scene for a successful future in the progressive/psychedelic/space rock scenes, both here in Australia, and also overseas should those opportunities arise.
Cone Of Confusion were more than ably supported by local bands, Philomath and GlitchCraft. Philomath are wonderful purveyors of art rock, and GlitchCraft are fast becoming one of Hobart’s favourite bands with their eclectic mix of psychedelic rock.
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