With a more than three months delay let me share a few words and images about Douglas Pearce’ appearance in Stockholm, Sweden on the 15th of November 2013. It goes without saying that I had been feverishly looking forward to this concert since DI6 was there in the very beginning when Swing Heil, Friedrich! started its humble operations.
I can truly state that seeing a joyful Douglas appear on stage wearing a viking helmet was a sight of its own. And DI6 did not disappoint that night. Rejuvenated by an occasional sip from a glass of red wine the infamous Mr Pearce delivered an outstanding set of old and new DI6 material.
Obvious favorites that evening were the classic DI6 hymns ‘Accidental Protégé’, ’13 years of Carrion’ and ‘Hollows of Devotion’. The atmosphere in the dark and humid catacomb-like setting in Stockholms old town was priceless and defenitely a night to remember.
Opening for DI6 that night was the wonderful Miro Snejdr who is responsible for the fine neoclassical piano work on the DI6 release ‘Peaceful Snow/Lounge Corps’. Miros music creates a world of its own with his almost ambient-style piano play. Who would have thought that contemporary classic music would fit so perfectly in the neo-folk context?