mum returned to NYC last night for the first of two local shows. At the shows last November, it was clear that the “new” lineup had improved since their Icelandic debut at the Sugarcubes reunion. On Tuesday, the band proved that it has truly matured into a superb coordinated musical unit. The new members were more confident and quite comfortable on stage, and while the setlist was quite similar to the November performances, the execution was just simply stronger and more focused.
This recording was captured from the “sweet spot” of the Gramercy Theatre — a venue with an excellent sound system. Additionally, the house sound was mixed quite well so that all the multiple and unique instrumental arrangements were audible. We’re extremely pleased with the quality of this recording. Enjoy!
This recording will be the first to be offered on this site in two formats. 256kb MP3s are available as a direct download below (in a zip folder), as well as FLAC files.
Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)
Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].
Blender Theatre at Gramercy
New York, NY USA
Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Center of Floor
30 Feet from Stage
DPA 4021s > Marantz PMD-660 (Oade BCM Mod) > 16bit 44.1kHz wav > Soundforge (level adjustments, modify close clapping, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries)> flac
Recorded and Produced
[Total Time 1:22:06]
01 Winter (What We Never Were After All)
02 Moon Pulls
03 Oh, How the Boat Drifts
04 Sit Down
05 Marmalade Fires
06 We Have a Map of the Piano
07 Guilty Rocks
08 Blessed Brambles
09 A Little Bit, Sometimes
11 These Eyes are Berries
12 Dancing Behind My Eyelids
13 They Made Frogs Smoke ‘Til They Exploded
14 [encore break]
15 Smell Memory