Rafter: March 20, 2009 SXSW Ms Bea’s – Flac and MP3 Downloads

April 22, 2009

[photo by Edan at thepiratehat]

Our first exposure to the music of Rafter — at Cake Shop in November — was such a positive experience that we vowed to see him again when we could. Unfortunately, our attempt to attend and record his January show was frustrated by scheduling problems, and the San Diego native has not returned to NYC since. Our colleague at houtaper had better luck at SXSW as he captured Rafter’s entertaining set in the afternoon sun and heat at Ms. Bea’s during one of the remarkable bills presented by ToddP at this year’s Austin festival.

Houtaper recorded this set from up close with a high-end set of DPA microphones, and the sound is crystal clear. There is some chatter in between songs, and some slight wind noise, but otherwise this is really a superb recording. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Friday March 20, 2009 – 2:30 pm
Ms Bea’s
Austin, TX

Taper: prof_peabody
Location: 15 feet from the stage, 3 feet high, near center
Source: DPA4023 -> Aerco MP2 -> R-09HR (24/48)
Transfer: USB -> Wavelab 5 edits (dither with UV22HR) -> CDWAVE -> FLAC

[total time 42:34]
01 [introduction]
02 Magic
03 Thunderclap
04 Where Did You Go?
05 Fruit
06 Sampler Song
07 Noise
08 Salt
09 No Fucking Around
10 ZZZPenchant
11 Sweat
12 Sassy

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Rafter, visit his MySpace page, and purchase his official releases from the Asthmatic Kitty Records website [HERE].

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