Oh Land: October 10, 2010 Backyard Brunch Sessions – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

October 14, 2010
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[photos by acidjack]

When we suggested to our friends at the Backyard Brunch Sessions that they showcase a Danish electro-pop artist that we had previously raved about on this site, we were met with a bit of skepticism.  Nobody was sure that the band’s reliance on densely layered electronics could be abandoned for the acoustic backyard setting.  We insisted that the quality of Oh Land’s songs – and her incipient star power (you may have seen her recently in Vogue, Nylon or Style.com lately) – were worth it.  Truth be told, our hosts did compromise a little – Nanna Øland Fabricius and her band did bring along a few plug-in items.  And, as we predicted, they gave us a stunning set that was radically different than anything that had been in this Bushwick backyard before.   For this show, the band specially rehearsed heavily reworked versions of the songs that wowed us at Brooklyn Bowl back in June, and have since played to Fashion Week crowds at private gigs, and at opening gigs for Mates of State in the U.S.  Squeezed together on a park bench, surrounded by a drum, omnichords, a toy keyboard, and a mixer, these semi-acoustic versions gave a new dimension to each of Nanna’s songs.  This unique set will not likely be repeated again, and even better, it included a new song that we had not heard before, “Rainbow.”  We expect the band to be back to their more “traditional” setup when they play another BBS-related show at Brooklyn Bowl on November 8, which will also feature The Canon Logic, Arms, The Courtesy Tier, and Fatty Acid.  Expect to see an EP from Oh Land released stateside in October on Epic Records.

I recorded this set by mic’ing Nanna with small DPA omnidirectional mics on her collar, and two DPA cardiod mics (Danish mics for a Danish singer, I suppose) placed on either side of the musicians.  Despite some occasional mild handling noise from Nanna’s hair brushing the mic surface, the recording is outstanding. Enjoy!

Stream “White Nights”:

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Oh Land
2010-10-10
Backyard Brunch Sessions
Brooklyn, NY USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com

Equipment: DPA 4061+DPA 4021>Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) (24/44.1)
Position: 4061s on singer’s lapel, 4021s spot-mic’d left/right side of “stage”
Mastering: 2×24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (mixdown, amplify, balance, hard limit peaks, tracking, downsample)>FLAC Level 8

Tracks
01 Rainbow
02 Sun of a Gun
03 White Nights
04 banter
05 Wolf and I

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Oh Land, visit their MySpace page, and purchase their forthcoming Epic Records release as well as Fauna, which is most easily purchased in the U.S. on iTunes.

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