Camembert @ Cosmopol 4/6/09
Saturday, June 6th, 2009
Thursday was a remarkable evening. We had just seen Any Color Black perform with the Viridian Quartet and we didn’t think another band could come close that night. We were rapturously proved wrong.
Camembert are a youthful yoke of talent. With syncopated electronic loops peppered throughout their songs, flowing almost Spanish guitars and strings of deliverance they conjure fascination. Tim Kwant’s vocals are as pure as a child’s utterances and as beautiful as the snow’s first laying.
The venue played was Cosmopol, a venue neither I or Sean have previously haunted but we are sure to go there again. A full bodied crowd attended and Sean and I stood on the sidelines in amazement at such a young yet accomplished band.
The crowd embraced every song with delight. Tim has a fantastic rapport with his audience and his humour between songs is awkward yet hilarious. The ‘ying yang’ between song and banter is a refreshing compliment to the stage.
The whole set from start to finish was heavenly. Since embarking on PodcART I am often aghast at the talent of such young people, but it is something that I truly respect. This band are another to watch closely from our Scottish shores. They compliment each other perfectly and if these are the performances they are producing now then I am so eager to follow their progress in the future.
Camembert are emerging as another breathtaking act. They are a lucid example of what is great about the music coming out of this country at the moment. Luminous, they shone bright in Glasgow’s musical sky on Thursday. A wonderful first experience of the band and one I shall place firmly in my memory safe.