Uninhabitable Mansions: December 15, 2009 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads

December 23, 2009

[photos taken for nyctaper by Kate Ehle – more here]

At Bowery last Saturday, the Brooklyn art and music collective Uninhabitable Mansions opened for the Antlers and provided the packed house with abundance of talent and songcraft. Drawing members from the bands Au Revoir Simone, Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah, and the late lamented Dirty on Purpose, UM performed a thirty-five minute set of material from their excellent new release Nature Is A Taker. The songs combine elements of indie-pop and shoegaze and highlight the vocal harmonies of Annie Hart and Robbie Guertin, while focusing on the interplay between melodic guitar lines, keyboards and Doug Marvin’s driving drums.

We recorded this set from the same location and with the same equipment as the Antlers recording, and the sound quality is quite excellent. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Uninhabitable Mansions
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded Behind Soundboard Booth

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 by nyctaper and acidjack
Produced by nyctaper

[Total Time 35:34]
01 [introduction]
02 The Speed Is Deceiving
03 This Drift
04 [banter]
05 Static State
06 The Brain Is a Slow Wave
07 Big Kick
08 Ex-Explorers
09 We Already Know
10 Do You Have A Strategy?

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Uninhabitable Mansions, visit their website, visit their MySpace page, and purchase their releases from the Shop at their website [HERE].

One Response to Uninhabitable Mansions: December 15, 2009 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. Peter
    December 27, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    After I listened to the recording I pre-ordered the vinyl. Great sound – great band!
    Peter from Germany

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