Just spent the last 5 days and 4 nights in Adelaide for Unsound, as part of Adelaide Festival.
Probably the best multi-day arts festival I’ve been too since Sonic Acts in Amsterdam in 2008.
From Atom, to Severed Heads, Tim Hecker, Daniel Lopatin, Raime, Demdike Stare, Lustmord, Robin Fox, Pole, Actress and heaps more… the line-up was huge and none of the acts disappointed.
My favourite sets of the party go to Atom for his awesomely geeky ASCII tech geek porn. Robin Fox’s laser show was realised at a new level here with more rhythmic and tonal material, with the vision at Unsound blowing the minds of everyone in the room. And for Pole’s set was simply a treat and it was great to have him in the country for the first time.
Incredibly high production values at all venues across the city, from the main venue at Queens Theatre, to shanti-town bars and theatres at Barrio, The Garden of Unearthly Delights and Gluttony. Also found some great record stores about town during the day, and checked out some exhibitions including the Laurie Anderson show at Gordon & Anne Samstag museum.
Adelaide came off as a really cool city with an arts inner-core, while all the crew involved in Unsound should be well-stoked for how well they pulled it off. A few cancellations here and there which can’t be avoided…
Had an amazing time – lots of photos here from the 5 days I was in town!