Anamanaguchi: January 6, 2011 Knitting Factory – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

January 9, 2011

[photo courtesy of Emmastory]

I’ll admit that the entire concept of “chiptune punk” is new to me. The notion that 8-bit 1980s video game theme music could create a thriving sub-genre seemed strange and somewhat gimmicky. Late to the game, I had my mind completely changed at Knitting Factory on Thursday night. Perhaps the most successful of all the chiptune bands, Anamanaguchi has seen a recent surge in exposure due to the popularity of their Scott Pilgrim soundtrack. The Knit was sold out and packed to the walls with an absolutely bonkers crowd. I had expected four nerds playing little keyboards — what I got was four accomplished musicians playing excellent instrumental music with elements of 80s alternative, 70s prog and 90s punk. The fans up front were clapping and gyrating throughout the show, and the band played off the manic energy to deliver a blistering set. Highlights included the set closer “Helix Nebula” and the final encore “Mermaid”, both of which are streaming below. Anamanaguchi is currently on an East Coast tour, and will return to NYC on January 14 for a show at the Studio at Webster Hall.

I recorded this set with the four microphone rig set up in front of the soundboard area. The sound quality in the venue was excellent, and this room recording captures the energy of the room that night. Enjoy!

Stream “Helix Nebula”:

Stream “Mermaid”:

Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Knitting Factory
Brooklyn, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Front of 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 and Produced
by nyctaper

[Total Time 56:42]
01 [introduction]
02 Airbrushed
03 Penpal
04 [banter1]
05 Blackout City
07 Mess
08 [banter2]
09 My Skateboard Will Go On
10 [banter3]
11 Don’t Save Us From The Flames [M83]
12 [banter4]
13 Aurora (Meet Me In The Stars)
14 [banter5]
15 Untitled (new song)
16 Helix Nebula
17 [encore break]
18 Jetpack Blues, Sunset Hues
19 Mermaid

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Anamanaguchi, visit their website, and purchase their official releases at the Store at their website [HERE].

One Response to Anamanaguchi: January 6, 2011 Knitting Factory – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

  1. Enoch Kim
    January 12, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Love Anamanaguchi (Have ALL of their albums), loving this. Super extra thanks.

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