[photo courtesy of Mike at OpenEye]
Explosions in the Sky have been blessed and cursed at the time of their tenth anniversary as a band. At Central Park on Tuesday, a soaked Rumsey field suffered through torrential rains for much of the afternoon, but fortunately the rain tapered off by the time EITS took the stage. The band’s recent burst in popularity due to their involvement with the movie and TV show Friday Night Lights has swelled the fan base to include quite a few chatty scene-makers and nonsensical screamers. Both were sadly in attendance on Tuesday. Finally, the band was hampered by a number of technical problems throughout the set. Despite the distractions, EITS delivered an contiguous eighty minute set of their compelling instrumental ballads. The setlist was a democratic selection of numbers from each of their releases. The band will keep busy this Summer with a handful of dates with the the Flaming Lips and several Festival appearances.
Acidjack recorded this set from a prime location in the pit at this venue. While the sound quality is quite excellent, there is quite a number of instances of crowd idiocy that distracts the listener. With that caveat, enjoy!
This Recording is now available for Download in FLAC and MP3 at Archive.org [HERE].
Explosions In The Sky
New York, NY USA
Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Front of Board Center
DPA 4061> CoreSound Battery Box > 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 1:18:43]
02 Yasmin the Light
03 The Birth and Death of the Day
04 A Song for our Fathers
05 Your Hand in Mine
06 Greet Death
07 Snow and Lights
08 A Poor Man’s Memory
09 Catastrophe and the Cure
10 The Only Moment We Were Alone
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