Cougar Legs are strong and sadistic. They are lengthy and polar. They come clean and they come dirty. They walk on carpets and sand and they run in the fields of sour apples. They camouflage themselves in the sun and hunt at midnight. They prowl the darkest corners of the earth, but salivate over simple delights. Take them in your home and breed with them.
Dave Kurtz and Joshua Trinidad opened the show as Cougar Legs, with the former performing arhythmic jazz percussion in masterful time with the latter’s doleful trumpet playing. With the horn looped and drawn out with languorous delays, Trinidad harmonized with himself and manipulated the texture and tempo of the layers of sound he generated. The effect, coupled with Kurtz’s strong yet finely syncopated performance, evoked dark, lounge music that could have served as an alternate soundtrack to the movie Blade Runner, had Vangelis been more into bebop than modern classical.