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July 31, 2013

Machine makes triumphant return to Artpark

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Niagara Gazette — In fact, I will go as far as to say that The Machine’s version of “Comfortably Numb,” was better than any live version that the Gilmour-led Floyd or Roger Waters solo band has performed.

While Pascarell’s guitar style is closer to Gilmour’s than Ball’s, I actually prefer Ball’s finesse. Ball really puts his own stamp on the material, almost shredding at times, which really compliments drummer Tahrah Cohen, and the way she attacks the drum kit.

Keyboardist Scott Chasolen brought it all together, adding some great vocal lines and pulling out some great sounds that add authenticity to the material, especially on songs like “Echoes” and “One of These Days.”

It was Chasolen who made two comments that underscored what type of evening it was, first he said “we aren’t going to talk too much because we have a lot of playing to do,” and then he went on to say, “It’s always to be great to back at Artpark, we miss you the other 364 days of the year.”

After Tuesday’s show everyone at Artpark was missing them — until next year.

Thom Jennings covers the local music scene for Night and Day.

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