Charles Burst: August 7, 2010 Gaza Benefit Show – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

August 28, 2010

[photo from Charles Burst MySpace page]

Charles Burst began his set with most of us imagining we were in for a beautiful evening of DIY rooftop music that benefited a good cause, specifically UNWRA and the Free Gaza Movement.  Indeed, Burst’s laid-back country and blues inspired songs provided a perfect backdrop to a breezy summer evening on the 210 Cook St rooftop… until the NYPD decided to shut down the party.  Fortunately, Burst managed to finish most of his set of finely crafted, timeless American rock n’ roll.  Burst is an accomplished producer/engineer and general music guru, having worked with artists such as The New Pornographers and Gang Gang Dance, among many others.  His second record The Famous Patient (released last month), is as strong as many of the other artists’ work he has helped along, and it is always a pleasure to see a talented soul step out from behind the console to show us his or or her own creative vision.  This concert’s ultimate survival would not have been possible without Burst’s contribution of his gear, which he graciously allowed to be moved to the second location of the show.  We hope to come out for many more of his local performances in the future.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the Shark? and other sets.  The sound quality is outstanding other than some occasional noise caused by the high winds up on the roof.  Most of these flaws have been toned down, but there are still a few points in the recording where the wind noise is perceptible.  With that caveat, enjoy!

Stream “Bars”:

Download the MP3 files [HERE]

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Charles Burst
Gaza Benefit Show
210 Cook St Rooftop
Brooklyn, NY  USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for

Equipment: DPA 4021 + stereo soundboard feed>Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) (24/44.1)
Position: Mics “onstage”, ORTF
Mastering: 2×24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (compress board track, mixdown, set fades, compress wind noise, amplify and balance channels, tracking, downsample to 16bit)>FLAC (level 8 )

01 Eureka
02 I Came Back For the Children
03 The Famous Patient
04 Some Things You Need To Know
05 Girl On the Rocks
06 [banter]
07 Bars
08 Idiot Song
…cops shut down the show.  The end.

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Charles Burst, visit his website, and purchase The Famous Patient either directly on vinyl from Ernest Jenning records here, or in digital format from your favorite retailer.

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