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Wednesday, Nov 28 2007
Recordings of the Grey Daturas show off the majestic noise-metal drone the Melbourne band is famous for. But the trio is an improvisational instrumental group, meaning that from a purist's perspective, recordings are a moot point and a pale snapshot of the genuine article, at best. In the flesh, the Earth-inspired Daturas interact with the audience and with each other to sling low, rumbling cauldrons of bass under skittering drums and space-traveling guitar work. Spontaneous combustion like this can't be repeated, and why should it be? Still, record stores report that CDs – like the new Dead in the Woods re-issue -- sell out quickly. Fans of Sunn O))) won't be out of their comfort zone here; neither will adventurous Comets on Fire devotees.

Numinous Eye and kit open.
Mon., Dec. 3, 9 p.m., 2007

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