THE BURNING CROWS , with Mia Klose and The Smokin’ Prophets at The Borderline, London , September 6th, 2013
The Borderline is regarded as a Soho musical institution. The basement venue, originally opened in 1976 in another guise has offered a stage for acts from Britpop to grunge and alt.folk and all points in between but is best known for its focus on alternative rock plus traditional rock and metal acts. It’s small with a capacity of around 275 and it is this limit that allows the crowds to get up close and personal with any band playing here.
So the album is worth listening to. But it has considerable problem – a weak sound and unbalanced mixing. It has not enough power, it is too dull, low frequencies could sound tougher and louder but high notes are too emphasized here. However all instruments are clearly recorded but the general perception is far from perfect. But actually it is the only significant flaw here.