Arma Del Amor: ON’s Rhythm and Alps ‘Act of the Day’, Day One

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We love Arma Del Amor, lots

Wanaka electronic act Arma Del Armour ( Danny Fairley AKA Civilian Sol and Martine Harding) kicked off the 2014 Rhythm & Alps festival yesterday, and they were exactly the right ones to do it. For one, they’re from ’round here, and the feeling of local pride was palpable the moment they hit the stage–a sense that, shit, they’re ours and they can match anyone else who’s going to play up there tonight.

We loved the opening instrumental featured Danny and Martine drumming together like a pair of demented tin soldiers, and it just got cooler from there–huge vocals and sounds from all over, Bollywood beats to what might have been a glockenspiel to strange spacey things halfway between music and noise. Capture my Mind was big and gorgeous live, bouncing around the hills. It was music made for the mountains.

IMAGE GALLERY COURTESY OF QUENTIN KENNING – Qfoto.NZ.

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