[photo courtesy of Adam B]
“After Tuesday’s Godspeed You! Black Emperor show at Brooklyn Masonic Temple, I could not imagine the band being able to top itself the following night. But GYBE are far from an ordinary band, and Wednesday’s show was the type of extraordinary tour de force that humbled even their awe-inspiring Tuesday show. This show built on all of the elements that made Tuesday special — the hypnotic, narrative visuals, the seamless two-plus hours of music that ebbed and flowed, and twinkled and roared, but somehow combined them even more successfully. The set never had a moment of pure calm; instead, it was a masterful sequence of classic and new material that only continued to raise the tension. Watching the band for the second time in a row, I was struck by how quickly I became immersed in the music and images, absorbed by their creative vision. This set was slightly shorter than Tuesday’s, but tighter, with what felt like a more focused narrative. As the best performances do, it left me wanting more — and a new album, in particular.
I recorded this set with the Schoeps microphones, and the results are even better than the previous evening. Enjoy!
Thanks to Ronen and the Wordless Music Series for their generosity and support!
Both of the St. Paul’s concerts were recorded and will be posted in the coming days.
Direct Download of this show is now available in either FLAC or MP3 at Archive.org [HERE]
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Brooklyn Masonic Temple
Brooklyn, NY USA
An acidjack master recording
Recorded by acidjack
Produced by nyctaper
Equipment: Schoeps CMC6/mk41>Sound Devices USBpre2>Edirol R-44 [Oade Mod] (24/48)
Position: Slightly ROC, mics at 12ft, roughly DIN
Mastering: 24bit/48kHz WAV> Soundforge (set fades, level adjustments, downsample)> CD Wave (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > FLAC
Tracks [Total Time 2:10:04]
01 Gathering Storm
04 World Police and Friendly Fire
05 Tazer Floyd
07 BBF III
If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Godspeed You! Black Emperor, visit their website, and purchase their official releases from Constellation Records [HERE].