Health: April 24, 2010 Solar One – Flac and MP3 Downloads

April 26, 2010

[photo courtesy of Matt at The Music Slut]

This Health gig was announced less than twenty-four hours before it happened. Solar One is a “green energy arts and entertainment center” that is literally located at the East River, on the pier at 23rd Street. As a result, this may be the most spur of the moment recording in the history of this site. I read about the show a few hours before it took place, found myself with some time before heading over to Hoboken for Titus, and got wired and walked 10 minutes to the park in time to capture the gig. Health is not much different stylistically from when we last saw them two years ago — high energy noise rock with a lot of action on stage — but the music is more mature and the band has clearly grown into their sound. Although this set was played through a modest system with city noise all around (the river, the FDR Drive above us, and some nasty wind), the band’s sound pierced through the distractions and their set was short but solid. Highlights included “We Are Water” from Health’s 2009 release Get Color, and an excellent throbbing-beat new song “USA Boys”, which is the only new track on their forthcoming (June release) Disco2 Remix album.

I recorded this set with the DPAs in a mobile rig, but the sound quality is definitely limited by the system and the elements. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Solar One
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded Fifteen Feet from PA

DPA 4021s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist: (help via)
[Total Time 28:41]
01 Death +
02 Before Tigers
03 Heaven
04 Die Slow
05 We Are Water
06 In Violet
07 USA Boys
08 [encore break]
09 Girl Attorney

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2 Responses to Health: April 24, 2010 Solar One – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. Knivvves
    April 26, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    1. Death +
    2. Before Tigers
    3. Heaven
    4. Die Slow

  2. Eli
    April 26, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    This show ruled so much, thanks for recording it

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