Sun Plaza Hall Sendai Japan
The band are clearly having fun all the way through this lively concert 10 days into the Japanese tour. There are more than a few bumps here and there such as a bucking bronco version of Vrooom that occasionally threatens to unseat the players especially through a fairly indeterminate Fairy Fingers section; and there’s a hilarious moment after a cracking version of Indiscipline where the some of the group’s reading of the set-list is at variance with the others! Such entertaining false starts aside, it’s wholly a confident Frame By Frame takes up the slack encountered during the preceding Red, almost stealing the show from under everything else. An unusually rhythmic improv section during Thrak is worthwhile exploring as RF’s laser-beam lines score and hit the mark.
From these happier times in Sendai, our thoughts go out to all those affected by the Japanese earthquake.