[photo by Nate Door for Impose Magazine]
When you have the opportunity to open for Woods in a setting as dramatic as St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church in East Williamsburg at the Northside Festival, you have to bring your A game. Hartford, CT psych rockers Magik Markers were more than up to the challenge as they played an impressive set of layered, hypnotic songs that were completely new to us (we also checked with a good friend who has released a record for them, and he didn’t know, either). In a mere four songs that spanned a half-hour, the Markers gave the crowd a dose of their magnificent, dense new material that resounded throughout the cavernous church. Although we can’t claim to know even when this material will see the light of day in officially released form, it is no doubt a return to the more freeform style typified by the band’s work before their most recent album, Balf Quarry.
I recorded this set from the same location as the Woods recording, but with the addition of an analog preamp to add a more natural sound. The result is quite good, although one should note that the low vocal mix is a band choice, not a failure of the sound engineers or recording. Enjoy!
Direct download of MP3 files [HERE]
Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].
St. Cecilias RCC
Brooklyn, NY USA
An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com
Equipment: Soundboard + Schoeps Mk41>CMC6>Oade M248 >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod] (24/48)
Position: Slightly LOC, at soundboard, mics at 7ft
Mastering: 2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (mixdown, set fades, tracking, smooth peaks, amplify and balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )
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