Delicate Steve: February 17, 2011 Knitting Factory – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

February 23, 2011

[photo courtesy of John Ruscher at Eardrum NYC]

Delicate Steve began as the solo recording project of Steve Marion, but with the release and subsequent success of Wondervisions (Luaka Bop Records), Steve has now become a full touring band. On Thursday at Knitting Factory in an opening set for Akron/Family, Delicate Steve played a short but sweet set of his multi-influenced melodic guitar instrumentals. While Steve cites Ponytail and Dirty Projectors as influences (both of whom are contributors), the influences could also reach back to Mike Oldfield or Carlos Santana. The end result is a rich amalgam that produces something fairly unique in “indie rock” — instrumental songs without irony or pretense. At the Knit, the band performed much of Wondervisions and a few unreleased tracks. Stream a live performance of the title track from the album below.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the Akron/Family recording and the sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Wondervisions”:

Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Delicate Steve
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 33:34]
01 [new song]
02 The Ballad of Speck and Pebble
03 Sugar Splash
04 [new song 2]
05 Wondervisions
06 [banter]
07 Don’t Get Stuck (Proud Elephants)
08 Wally Wilder
09 Butterfly

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Delicate Steve, visit his website, and purchase Wondervisions from the Luaka Bop Records website [HERE].

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One Response to Delicate Steve: February 17, 2011 Knitting Factory – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

  1. Smintjes
    February 25, 2011 at 6:52 am


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