Natureboy: November 7, 2009 Union Pool – Flac and MP3 Downloads

November 11, 2009

[photo by nyctaper]

Natureboy is the musical project of singer-songwriter Sara Kermanshahi. Sara has been on our radar for about a year, so we decided to check her out at the Kevchino-produced show this past Saturday opening for nyctaper-favorite Sharon Van Etten at Union Pool. The live Natureboy is a trio, as Sara is backed by Cedar Apffel and Rory O’Connor (i.e. Masterface) on guitar, bass, drums, laptop and effects. The performance at Union Pool was truly a revelation. Sara’s voice is rich and throaty, and the tasty backing instrumentation perfectly highlights the entrancing songs. When Sara finished the set with a solo rendition of the obscure Dylan-via-Nico nugget “I’ll Keep it With Mine” we knew that this performer was truly in touch with her influences.

The upstairs Union Pool soundboard was unable to yield a proper feed for this show, so we decided to run the four-microphone mix in the middle of the floor. While there was some room noise, minor hiss in the speakers, and chatter during the first minute of Sara’s set, the overall sound quality is quite excellent. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Union Hall
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Four-Track Audience Recording
Recorded from Upfront — 20 Feet from the Stage

Neumann KM-150s + DPA 4021’s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

[Total Time 40:15]
01 A Flame
02 Curses Fired
03 Don’t Worry
04 Ode to Merry Maid
05 Dither
06 Pariah
07 Famous Sons
08 Heart to Fool
09 I’ll Keep It With Mine (Nico)

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Natureboy, visit their MySpace page, and purchase Sara’s self-released debut album by following the links to mp3s and Itunes at the Natureboy MySpace page.

6 Responses to Natureboy: November 7, 2009 Union Pool – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. November 11, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Nice, thanks for the Nature Boy, only a few tracks in so far but it is very good!


  2. catiewithac
    November 12, 2009 at 10:30 am

    I recently became addicted to Natureboy – bought the album and the new issue of Esopus with her track “Ode to Merry Maid.” This live set is awesome and much appreciated! Thanks!!

  3. November 12, 2009 at 11:59 am

    A very moving performer……see her live if you get the chance.

  4. November 13, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Captivating, genuine, and brilliant.

  5. Bill
    December 31, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    I’ll Keep It With Mine was written by Bob Dylan, although Nico’s version is well known. Fairport Convention also recorded a great version of the song.

  6. Danny
    November 29, 2010 at 2:49 am

    I have listened to this album so often that I know the background noises by heart. I can feel when it’s almost time for the bartender to start shaking the drinks, when whoever asks whoever to please quiet down. This music saves me. Every time. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

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