[photo courtesy of Free Music Archive]
“David Pajo, who performs in various configurations as Aerial M and Papa M, is the kind of artist who inspires fervor among fans not for the relentless bombast of his music, or his stage presence, or probably even his indie cred (although one has to point out that David’s having been a founding member of Slint, is pretty damn huge). Rather, he is that unique kind of artist who, by playing restrained, complex instrumental guitar music, proves that “rock” can inspire and enthrall without screaming its head off. The songs in this melancholy set occasionally build to crescendos, sure, but the release is subtle when compared to the euphoric wad-blowing of other excellent instrumental bands like Explosions in the Sky. Over these five songs, David and his two co-guitarists gave us exactly the type of performance one needs on a cold autumn evening. As the music lolls along – especially some of the circa-1999 classics, you can’t help but be reminded that, this time of year, in the mist of loss, there are the stirrings, still, of life.”
Acidjack recorded this set from in front of the soundboard booth and the sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!
Many thanks to David and Drag City Records for permission to record this show.
Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)
Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].
Brooklyn, NY USA
An ACIDJACK master recording
Equipment: AKG ck93 (Busman Active Mod)>CA 9100>R-09HR (24/48)
Position: FOB, on stand, DIN, 11′
Mastering: WAV>Audacity (set fades, downsample, tracking, amplify each channel)>FLAC ( level 8 )
03 plastic energy man
04 drunken spree
06 i am not lonely with cricket
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