The Soundtrack of Our Lives at The El Rey

February 26, 2010
The El Rey Theater, Los Angeles

The Soundtrack of Our Lives

The Soundtrack of Our Lives

If you visit The Soundtrack of Our Lives website, you will read this:

The purpose for this band’s existence is:
The spiritual guidance through the great transformation that we are now experiencing as we move towards the zenith in the meridian of our galaxy, the Milky Way.

The Soundtrack of Our lives is simply a bridge to enlightenment through entertainment and is well on the way to complete their mission in this dimension for mankind.

Martin Hederos

Martin Hederos

Right now the band members are working on various classified projects and will start Part I of the 2009/2010 Winter Tour in November.

Don’t miss it if you have the opportunity to see them live. It will probably save your life!

If you go see TSOOL live, you will find out that statement is true.

The unpredictable language of you-don't-know-what

The unpredictable language of you-don't-know-what

Just a few songs into TSOOL’s set and you’re on your way to transcendence.  It’s not clear where exactly you’re going, as lead singer Ebbot Lundberg noted early during Friday’s show at The El Rey, “This is the unpredictable language of you-don’t-know-what.”

At times it seems they venture to the dark side, but not in a scary way.  TSOOL acknowledges the dark and encourages you to embrace those parts of yourself and society in order to transform them.  If you don’t acknowledge something, how can you possibly change it?

TSOOL

TSOOL

During this mind/body/spirit trip, TSOOL guide you with, as promised by their name, a Soundtrack.  While immersed in exceptional rock riffs, deep bass lines, soulful keys, mind-blowing drums, and a captivating, theatrical performance, you’re greeted by lyrics such as “Welcome to the other side,” “Show me what you got,” and “Welcome to The Future.”

Wayne Kramer

Wayne Kramer kicks out the jams with TSOOL

During the climax of the show, Wayne Kramer of MC5 joined TSOOL on stage and played “Kick Out The Jams.”  This portion of the set neared sensory overload.  Thankfully, I really enjoy sensory overload. And although they’ve taken you to the highest peak, it’s not over. The Soundtrack of Our Lives embraces you with the beautiful melody of “Tonight”. . . TSOOL knows it’s important to lie there and cuddle.

I’ve wanted to see TSOOL play since they released “Behind The Music” in 2001.  Unfortunately, I’ve been out of town each time they passed through previously.  Among other things I learned as a result of their performance Friday night, “Behind The Music” took on an even deeper meaning – there’s definitely more to TSOOL than music. . . and all of it’s good.

TSOOL

Welcome to the future

In early February they released an E.P. called “The Immaculate Convergence.”  Lyrics like “Little stranger, let me know, light the shadow of what used to be my soul,” take you further along this journey.

When they finished their set, I looked at my friend and said, “At what point do you begin describing that?”

I guess you’d start at the beginning.  But thanks to TSOOL, I’m somewhere else entirely now, so you best see for yourself.

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Response to The Soundtrack of Our Lives at The El Rey

  1. I, like you, have had TSOOL on my list of bands to see since 2001. And, I like you, have always been elsewhere when they came to town. Usually, when this is the case and I finally do have that opportunity to see such a show, I immediately go to a dark place where I beat myself up for all those missed past opportunities. What I realized with this show was that you have to be happy for the unexpected surprises that life brings you and the timing in which they are delivered. What would life be without them. For me, life would not be worth living. So, I guess I could say in this case, they did save my life.

  2. They do venture to the dark side, don’t they? I spent the first part of this show staring into Ebbot’s eyes trying to figure out if he has spent time with God or Lucifer and I think the answer is both. He seems to have the answers to everything you might want to know but weren’t aware of. They definitely took me somewhere and if I didn’t know any better I would say a spaceship was the means of transportation.

  3. On behalf of the band, we would like to thank you for this excellent blog post! We are currently sharing your videos on our website and have posted a link to your blog on Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, ReverbNation and iLike! We are happy that you enjoyed the concert and we look forward to coming back to L.A. soon!

    Thanks!
    The Soundtrack of Our Lives

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