The Loom May 11, 2008 Pianos – Flac and MP3 Downloads

May 16, 2008

[photo credit]

Of the four bands who performed at the nyctaper Anniversary Concert last Sunday, The Loom was the band with whom we were the least familiar. To say that The Loom’s performance was a revelation would be to understate the significance of this unit. They combine musical talent, strong writing, and an abundant amount of band camaraderie into an intense amalgam of folk, americana, bluegrass and alt-country. The Loom are releasing their debut EP in the next month, and as we told vocalist/guitarist John Fanning after show the not-yet-finished recordings on their site do not do them justice. We hope that the final product captures the spirit we experienced on Sunday.

As this was an nyctaper-produced event, we were not in a position to run microphones for this recording. We patched out of the soundboard into a digital pre-amp and captured the raw board feed. The soundboard mixes in small clubs tend to be quite heavy in vocals and kick drum, and this recording tends towards that mix but also contains acceptable amounts of the other instruments in this six-piece band. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

The Loom
nyctaper Anniversary Concert
New York, NY USA

Digital Soundboard Master

Soundboard > Edirol UA-5 (Oade Digimod) > digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack > 16bit 44.1 wav > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades) > CD Wave (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by

[Total Time 46:06]
01 Patience for Books
02 Red Devil
03 Vampires
04 Montreal
05 This Savage City
06 Of Vegas and Vanity
07 True Believers All
08 All Your Famous Friends
09 Song for the Winter Sun
10 New Blood for Old Hearts

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Loom, visit their website, visit their MySpace page, and purchase the new EP when it is released.

2 Responses to The Loom May 11, 2008 Pianos – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. May 18, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    Terrific photos and a nice review of this show at Jessi’s blog:

  2. Dan
    September 25, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    Another great recording. Thanks NYCTaper. You guys tipped me off a couple months ago to a Deer Tick recording on my old blog lonely hollows but now I have a new blog called Saints and Sounds hope you guys check it out. Cheers!

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