Beautiful Days Festival 2004 Sat 21 Aug 2004 Second Stage
Review from Rockbeast.com
Bringing along an alternative to The Levellers, on the big top stage System 7 the pioneering dance music project of producer/guitarist Steve Hillage and his long-time partner synthesiser player Miquette Giraudy. Having formed in 1989, System 7 were one of the first techno groups to play live and have continued to flourish and develop into the powerful live experience that is admired and appreciated today. Playing new material off 'Encantado' released in October through their own label A-Wave but carefully mixing in some older material to provide all with a surreal experience. Considering that The Levellers were playing on the main stage System 7 pulled a great number.
Review from Virtualfestivals.com
Competing with Alabama 3 on the main stage for a decent crowd, it becomes clear that many have chosen the acid country rantings of Rev Love over the trance-dance soundscapery of System 7. However, those who make it to see veteran guitar god Steve Hillage and long-time collaborator Miquette Giraudy blow the lid of the stripey big-top, are treated to a blinder. Mixing tracks from their forthcoming album 'Encantado', with tunes dating back to their inception in 1989, System 7 pump out their polished dance grooves and acid guitar swirls with a clarity that belies the venue and Hillage's age. The question on everyone's lips come the end is, "How come he looks younger now than he did in the Seventies?" System 7 are the perfect choice, but they should have played the main stage, which, apart from The Bays, lacks a decent electronic dance act all weekend.
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