We brought our message of cod and piece to the fair city of Chicago last night amid thunder and lazers. Got zapped up by the powers that be and had a swell time doing what we are doing.
Ghostigital returns to Iceland to play on Wednesday with Finnbogi Pétursson and to return to San Francisco and Vancouver to play with Björk.
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“As longtime fans may know, Einar Örn Benediktsson was the loud, obnoxious, seemingly non-musical character who led the Sugarcubes with Bjork, often inserting himself at the most inopportune moments to shout off-key or deliver a blast of gratingly harsh trumpet noise. Missing in action (at least in America) for a decade and a half, he has resurfaced with his abrasiveness undiminished as part of a two-man band called Ghostigital with producer, guitarist and electronics wizard Curver. They opened Saturday’s show.
As Curver delivered a punishingly loud electro-clash assault, Einar ranted and raved, prancing about the stage and sometimes bounding off it to stroll down the aisle, only steps behind a portion of the audience that ran for the shelter of the lobby to ride out the storm. Those of us who stayed were rewarded with a provocative performance in the great electronic-punk tradition of Suicide, making you think, laugh and surrender to the glorious noise and chaos, and reminding veteran Bjork-watchers of when she first started to fly her freak-flag high.”