Conspirator isnâ€™t out of line with bassist Marc Brownsteinâ€™s and keyboardist Aron Magnerâ€™s day jobs in the Disco Biscuits. Rather, they dig deeper into the jam and electronica hybrid they have championed for years, focusing more on the low-end throb and synth acrobatics, all on full display on Unlocked: Live From The Georgia Theatre.
Joined by Chris MichettiÂ (Raq) on guitar and Mike Greenfield (Lotus) on drums, the album captures the band at on October 6, 2011 at the famed Georgia Theatre in Athens, Georgia while opening for Ghostland Observatory. It is a raucous set that focuses on a broad range of styles, all set into motion by Brownstein, Greenfield, and Magner, who coalesce into an air-tight pulse early on in the opening â€œPark Ave.â€ Without the visuals of the band, the ensuing party plays out like a DJ set, peaking with â€œProper Education (Eric Prydz vs. Floyd vs. Conspirator)â€ with the chorus of Pink Floydâ€™s â€œAnother Brick in the Wall Pt. IIâ€ emerging in all of its glory, the children singing â€œWe donâ€™t need no education/We donâ€™t need no thought control.â€
Unlocked: Live From The Georgia Theatre is an impressive ride with surprises around every corner. While it lacks the fiery precision of the Disco Biscuits, Brownstein and Magner are amplifying their electronica interests and exploring them without a net.
Unlocked: Live From The Georgia Theatre is out now on SCI Fidelity.