One of our favorite concerts thus far this year was the February 6 show at Market Hotel featured on several posts at this site. Our Blank Dogs recording of that night was special for a couple of reasons — this was the first full band performance, and was also the first live recording of this elusive artist. While the band and nyctaper were ultimately pleased with the quality of the recording given the limitations of the sound system at the Market, we are all very fortunate that our correspondent acidjack captured a superior recording of Blank Dogs set at the Music Hall last week. Although still blanketed by heavy reverb, the Music Hall mix has much greater clarity and the vocals are more prominent. The show is very similar in structure to the Market set, but given that this is now a working band who has performed a number of sets in the last six weeks, the performers are clearly tighter together.
This recording was captured from the same location at the Women set and the sound is excellent as indicated above. Enjoy!
Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)
Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].
The Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY USA
Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Front of Board Center
30 Feet from Stage
SP-CMC-8 (Audio Technica U853 Cardiod Capsules)> SP-SB-8 > Edirol R-09HR > 24bit 48kHz wav > Soundforge (set fades, slight level adjustments, downsample) > CD Wave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac
Recorded by acidjack
Produced by nyctaper
[Total Time 29:52]
01 Two Months
02 Setting Fire To Your House
03 I’m Alright
04 Leaving The Light On
05 No Compass
06 Red World
07 Before The Hours
08 Slow Room
11 Crystal Ladies
If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Blank Dogs, visit their/his MySpace page, and purchase their/his many releases. The releases are scattered among many labels and quite a few are out of print. Here are a series of links to places where Blank Dogs releases may be purchased: Woodsist Records, Freedom School Records, Sacred Bones Records, Daggerman Records, Seven Ten Twelve, Sweet Rot Records, Troubleman Records.