Phish Performs ‘Scents & Subtle Sounds’ In Charleston: Pro-Shot Video

By Scott Bernstein Dec 9, 2019 9:35 am PST

Phish released pro-shot video of the “Scents & Subtle Sounds” they worked into their second set on Friday night at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston, South Carolina. The 19-minute “Scents” wound up as the longest jam of the recently completed tour.

Friday’s “Scents & Subtle Sounds” was just Phish’s fourth since 2015 to include the heavily composed introduction. Guitarist Trey Anastasio worked teases of “Axilla,” the song that opened the second set ahead of “Scents,” into the start of a multi-faceted jam that covered plenty of ground.

Here’s how JamBase contributor Billy Jack Sinkovic described Friday’s “Scents”:

The band came out guns a-blazin’ with a manic ‘Axilla,’ followed by the rare intro to 2.0 era favorite ‘Scents & Subtle Sounds.’ Trey patiently led the first jam sequence atop Mike Gordon’s bass octaves into a cosmos of Clavinet. Page’s staccato Clav gave way to bright piano, which gave way to Moog weirdness. A new theme began, driven by power chords, tight rhythm and more staccato keys. The already memorable ‘Scents’ found new opportunity for a stop-start segment — punctuated by a bit of ‘Woo’ — followed by a little bliss jam …

Watch Phish’s performance of “Scents & Subtle Sounds” below:


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