November 7, 2010

VVe.gas or VEGAS or .vegas. or brilliant - but for sure: "Wake"-Promosheet

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are proud to present to you this item. Supposedly this has never gained a bigger audience, since it's the promotional sheet that accompanied VEGAS' release "Wake". Therefore, only magazines, distributions and media-partners are on the knowing side. And now: you!
I got asked by T. to do this, since we both got a tradition in exchanging. If this thing was kinda help-/succesful I don't know. But I have to admit, that at least in Germany, it's sad to say that VEGAS never got the recognition they deserve. And I guess, they are far more popular now for being the kinda "cult" they are, than by trying to be an actual band in the phase that was represented on "Wake". At least, I am happy, there still is VVe.gas, and there still is great work and shows and releases...
Technically, the PDF is with German text, but I tried to provide a translation. This is a halfway Google-thing, and I am quite unsure about my abilities these days, so for people who do understand both languages fluently: let me know about corrections!

Vegas - promotional sheet for "Wake"

Text-translation:
"WAKE


"Wake" is more than a showcase. With this album .VEGAS. leave an unparalleled found essence.
"Wake" also creates space. Space for something that is always to feel as new, but also at the same time the remaining, the beloved, the what you're looking for.
Adami, Gross, von Ehr and T laid a foundation in 13 tracks for a variety of emotions, with a musical setting that reflects exactly what seems to be already clear in the first few seconds. The knowing-one of their world of experience only needs a few moments to capture in which light the way of views of .VEGAS. appears bright. Those who collect this unconditional "search & destroy" in themself, see the standing of the way of this band.


.VEGAS. adress in their lyrics, invariably written by T, almost pornographicly exact, a something that others will call an "inner hell". Unlike these others might once again do, this here will not be seen to be weeping and lamenting songs, but evokening a cathartic rage, a self-sacrificing power: crucial nihilism.
The soundtrack is much more than a single scream of guitars and march rhythms. The so-called hardcore band .VEGAS. is a conglomerate of listening experiences, which appear to be structural-known is their resound in the ears of the untrained viewer. In truth, this expression is only the structured cacophony of life in sound. Listen to the track 14, at first in the booklet to decipher as "sagevisule" by a projct with a programmatic name: NEVER PRESENCE FOREVER.
Tracks of those recordings from 2003 serve to provide a sound landscape that can be cast in accordance with the catharsis of the essence of "Wake." The usage of samples, percussion and electronic music in this style is not new - but successful.
.VEGAS. do not copy what they like, they are of the same blood and the same flesh as the most close references. Last but not least there are not only an incisive vocals ofDwid H. INTEGRITY in "Rhythm of Decline", also layout, video, and especially humor are found in a Holy Terror vein. The very undervalued Clevo attraction of PALE CREATION finds the way into this work, and not least one also could be of the mistaken impression many riffs are from "Seasons in the size of days". But it remains clear, .VEGAS. are friends, are of the same seed, are a conglomerate of the same experiences. Also commonly shared: style as an expression, not for its own sake.
"Escape the confines of your fate. do not be a prisoner in someone else's scheme "
     .VEGAS. representing with "Wake" a creative phase of the millennium. This includes both the five-song demo from 2002, and all eight shots out of the Anno Domini 2003-recording. Nevertheless the CD is a complete impression, because everything was newly remixed and remastered. The Heavy Mucke flag of the open razor is also not the only amusing visual component, is also worthwhile to look at the CD-Extra video for the song "Feel the leash." Director Dwid deposited with the song truly unexpected images. Have a good laugh!
       .VEGAS. "Wake" CD enters a phase that is documented very impressive. The future belongs to:
www.sagevisule.com"
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