Grimes – Full KEXP Performace

I honestly have no clue what my opinion is of Grimes. Everyone is in love with her and while I can’t deny the absolute charm of her Oblivion video, I’m not totally sold. I took to the live clip to get a sense of her stage presence and it’s, well, it’s similar to her music to me…something seems lacking. I really want to be swept up in whatever it is people are seeing in her, but I’m still struggling. I puzzled for a while over her minimalist setup too: an SP-404 sampler, an iPod touch, a Boss VE-20 vocal processor, a Juno-G synth and a midi stompbox I can’t identify. I’m skeptical even of this mix of equipment, so simple that I can’t really understand how she manufactures what she does.

However critical I may be, I don’t dislike Grimes…I just haven’t yet drank from the right potion to figure it all out.

Symphonia IX
Be a Body
Interspersed with an awkward interview by host Cheryl Waters.