Monthly Archives: August 2011

Exitmusic: August 19, 2011 Glasslands – FLAC/MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

August 30, 2011
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Photo courtesy of Jill and For the Love of Brooklyn
[photos courtesy of Jill and For the Love of Brooklyn]

A Friday night show at Glasslands, setup by PopGun Booking, featured four great bands including Exitmusic, a duo of Aleksa Palladino and Devon Church. This Secretly Canadian band has been on the scene for a number of years, but recently signed to their new label and are slated to release their upcoming EP, From Silence. While we missed Exitmusic during their recent residency at Pianos, the show at Glasslands did not disappoint as they played six songs, two of which we had not heard before. Their first song, “The Sea,” filled the room with a complex, layered sound that immediately had the listener fully immersed. By the last song, a seven minute epic titled “Sparks of Light,” it was clear that Exitmusic has a captivating sound that will, no doubt, continue to evolve with each live performance.

This set was recorded with a pair of Schoeps Cardioid microphones clamped high on a column dead-center in the room. Derek, Glassland’s sound engineer, provided an incredibly well balanced feed which resulted in one of the best mixes I’ve heard from Glasslands. The sound quality is excellent and we hope you enjoy!

Stream “The Sea”

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Exitmusic
Glasslands
Brooklyn, NY, US
2011-08-19

Recordist : hi and lo
Source : Soundboard + Schoeps MK5/CMR > EAA PSP-2 >> Tascam DR-680 @ 24 bit / 48 kHz
Encoding : Flac Level 8 with TLH v2.6.0 (Build 168)

Tracklist:

01. The Sea
02. [Unknown]
03. The Hours
04. The Night
05. [Unknown]
06. Sparks of Light

Running Time: 32:05

Please support Exitmusic by visiting their MySpace page and by purchasing their upcoming release, From Silence. A digital download of “The Sea” is available, for free, here.

White Fence: August 13, 2011 Bowery Ballroom – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

August 30, 2011
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White Fence
[photo by Maryanne Ventrice]

One of the real joys of seeing live shows is seeing an opening band that just blows you away. That was the case with this opening set from White Fence on a stacked Bowery Ballroom bill led by NYCTaper favorites Woods. White Fence’s records are the solo effort Tim Presley, who also does time in the Strange Boys and Darker My Love, so for this show his backing band consisted of Nick Murray on Drums, and two members of Woods (Jarvis and Kevin), who handled Presley’s material as capably as if it were their own. Presley brings a Dylanesque vocal turn to his garage-psych songs, but the laid-back vibe of the songs doesn’t mean the playing isn’t also top notch, particularly Presley’s guitar work. The band’s entire set brought the rapidly-packing room to peak energy level, climaxing with jammed-out version of “Sticky Fruitman Has Faith” that was worthy of the night’s headliner in its ambitious scope. Whatever Presley’s other commitments musically, I hope he makes this project a priority, as White Fence is a can’t-miss band on any bill they’re on.

We recorded this set in the same manner as the Woods set, and the results are similarly outstanding. Enjoy!

Stream “The Love Between”:

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White Fence
2011-08-13
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

6-Channel Multitrack Digital Master Recording
Recorded by nyctaper and acidjack
Produced by acidjack

Soundboard + Neumann KM150 + DPA 4021>Sound Devices USBpre2 >> Tascam DR680>6x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audition (mixdown, EQ)>Audacity (tracking, set fades, amplify and balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Mr. Adams>
02 Who Feels Right
03 The Love Between
04 Baxter Corner
05 [banter]
06 Be Right Too
07 When There Is No Crowd
08 Growing Faith
09 Enthusiasm
10 Harness
11 Lillian (Won’t You Play Drums?)
12 Get That Heart
13 [banter]
14 Sara Snow
15 Sticky Fruitman Has Faith

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT White Fence, visit his MySpace page, and purchase his latest record Is Growing Faith directly from Woodsist records [HERE]

Minerva Lions: August 7, 2011 BBS at the Richardson – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

August 29, 2011
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[photo by Dominick Mastrangelo]

After a great set by Teletextile at the temporarily-related Backyard Brunch Sessions at The Richardson, Minerva Lions played an inspired set that showed off their soulful side, and debuted a new song to boot. The band has a classic, but updated sound that incorporates elements of folk, alt-country and rock; if you hear a little Wilco in them, that’s not such a bad thing. Lead vocalist Jared Samuel has a compelling, easy to like voice that can deliver laid-back phrasing, as on the opener “Megrims”, as easily as the deep blues of their cover of “Bring It On Home to Me” by Sam Cooke. Songwriting, as ever, is key, though, and Minerva Lions are on point there, too, with songs that are instantly memorable. Even in a four-song set, we saw several sides of the band stylistically, with the organ-dominated songs like the newly-debuted “You & Yr Arrow” giving a very different vibe than the more straight-ahead guitar sounds of songs like “Megrims.” Even without the backyard, Minerva Lions gave us a lovely, all-American music experience for a warm summer afternoon.

hi and lo and I recorded this set with six strategically placed high-end microphones. The recording is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Bring It On Home To Me [Sam Cooke]“:

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Minerva Lions
2011-08-07
BBS at the Richardson
Brooklyn, NY USA

Recorded by acidjack and hi and lo for nyctaper.com
Produced by acidjack

AKG C 414 B-XLS>Sound Devices USBpre2 + Schoeps Mk41>CMR>EAA PSP2 + DPA 4021 >> Tascam DR-680 (24/48)>Audition (mixdown, effects)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify and balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 [intro]
02 Megrims
03 For R.A.
04 Bring It On Home To Me [Sam Cooke]
05 You & Yr Arrow
06 If I Didn’t Care

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Minerva Lions, like them on Facebook, and check out their bandcamp page, where you can download more of their songs.

Joan of Arc: August 10, 2011 Mercury Lounge – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

August 27, 2011
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[Photo by acidjack]

Whether you find Joan of Arc frustrating or incredible is likely to come down to your overall view of what rock music is about: If you hold the attitude of “I am here, you must entertain me with classics and catchy tunes”, you are likely to be in the former camp.  You’re also probably that person that customizes every dinner order beyond recognition. A sauce-on-the-sider, if you will. People like you would do well to avoid bands like Joan of Arc, who tend to reward the other type of listener, who enjoys being challenged, who enjoys taking in the breadth of an artist’s vision, and who would rather see something new than something familiar.

Which is not to say that this set by Tim Kinsella’s main project of the past 15 years was not thoroughly entertaining. Kinsella, who made his name in Cap’n Jazz before that band split up (other than their brief reunion last summer that we recorded HERE and HERE), can put on a fierce live show, and keep some wacky stage banter in the mix as well. Eschewing emo-or-whatever-you-call-it tradition, Joan of Arc’s set is heavy on variety – a short burst of almost-pure pop here, a lengthy instrumental there. This set had both, as well as encore songs from another Kinsella side project, Owls. The band’s virtuosity couldn’t be denied – they rocked, time signature or structure-of-the-moment be damned. Songs thrive on dense, angular riffs and plaintive vocals. The resulting recording is a thing of beauty as well – as clear an indication if there ever was one that a small club, excellent sound engineer (Kevin, as usual) and band that knows what they’re doing is an unbeatable combination.

Kevin’s soundboard feed blended perfectly with the Schoeps supercardiod microphones, and the resulting recording is clear, crisp and excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Every Day I Saw Was the Same Face [Owls]“:

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Joan of Arc
2011-08-10
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY USA

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

Equipment: Soundboard + Schoeps Mk41>CMC6 >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod] (24/48)
Position: ROC, at soundboard, mics at 7.5′
Mastering: 2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (mix down, set fades, tracking, amplify and balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks:
01 Night Life Style
02 Howdy Pardoner
03 Still Life
04 Let’s Wrestle
05 Who’s Afraid of Elizabeth Taylor?
06 On A Bedsheet In the Breeze on the Roof
07 [instrumental]
08 I Saw The Messed Blinds of My Generation
09 Love Life
10 [banter]
11 Like Minded
12 [long banter]
13 Every Day I Saw Was the Same Face [Owls]
14 [banter]
15 Anyone Can Have A Good Time [Owls]
16 My Summerlong High Wipeout

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Joan of Arc, visit their website, and purchase their products and releases from their online store [HERE]

Deerhunter: August 23, 2011 Webster Hall – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

August 25, 2011
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deerhunter ventrice
[Photo by Maryanne Ventrice]

The first show I saw by the ultra-talented recording artist Bradford Cox was an Atlas Sound set at the ATP New York music festival in 2009. It was a disaster. Consisting mostly of pedal troubles and tuning woes that took up more than half the set, with Bradford apologizing profusely, it didn’t live up to the promise of the recorded material. So, despite the unique, compelling sound of Bradford’s records, I was reluctant about the live show – even though both Deerhunter and Atlas Sound have been featured on this site many times (albeit not my recordings).

This Deerhunter show at Webster Hall erased my doubts – and made me kick myself for not going to see this band sooner. This show was one of the best I have seen this year, with Bradford confidently, brilliantly owning his instrument, his voice, and the stage. Deerhunter is rock music – popular(ish) rock music, at least – at its bleeding edge, where Radiohead used to be, creating an entirely new sound from the tools that have (mostly) been there for rock’s 40+ years. This show kicked off with the anthemic “Fluorescent Grey”, featuring original bandmember Colin Mee, who stuck around for the first five songs. The band spent the entire show bathed in green light, with Cox commanding a visceral torrent of sound. The band’s live sound feels like a living, breathing thing – an alien form that surges, crackles, crinkles and trills. The band’s best songs on this night were otherworldly: “Nothing Ever Happened” morphed into an extended jam, with Cox melding in some of Patti Smith’s “Land”. “Twilight at Carbon Lake”, closing the main set, held us in rapture. Almost the entire show was seamless, with extended guitar loops and chirps filling in between songs. The show ended with “Calvary Scars II”, which bled into an extended loop that terminated as the lights went up.

As this show ended, I understood what had happened at ATP a few years ago. Cox may not always be perfect – someone as prolific, as ambitious as he is almost can’t be. But he is the kind of artist whose excesses must not only be tolerated, but celebrated – this creator needs every encouragement we can give him to create and succeed. And when he does succeed, you get a night like this night: phenomenal.

I recorded this set from the center of the floor with the DPA microphones. I spent a great deal of time post-processing and was rewarded with an excellent recording than is free of unnecessary crowd chatter almost throughout. No recording can match the experience of being at a show like this – but turn this up, and you might get close. Enjoy!

Stream “Nothing Ever Happened”:

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Deerhunter
2011-08-23
Webster Hall
New York, NY USA

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

DPA 4021>Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>24bit/48kHz WAV>Audition (EQ, effects, parallel compression, downsample to 44.1kHz)>Audacity (tracking, fades, amplify and balance, downsample to 16bit)>FLAC (level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:30:31]
01 Fluorescent Grey
02 Intro>
03 Cryptograms
04 White Ink
05 Lake Somerset
06 [banter]
07 Earthquake
08 Don’t Cry
09 Revival
10 Never Stops
11 Nothing Ever Happened
12 Twilight at Carbon Lake
13 [encore interlude]
14 Desire Lines>
15 Calvary Scars II

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Deerhunter, visit their MySpace page, visit the band blog, visit the Halcyon Digest page, and purchase Halcyon Digest from 4AD Records [here].

Wormburner: August 10, 2011 Wantagh NY – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

August 24, 2011
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[photo by Tim Besa]

A couple of weeks ago, Wantagh witnessed an embarrassment of riches, as Deer Tick played a massive two-hour set late into the night. When we posted that set, our review did not mention another highlight of the evening, the outstanding opening set by Wormburner. When we recorded Wormburner in December, their set clued us into the fact that this is a band to be reckoned with — strong instrumentation, excellent songwriting, and the indefatigable stage presence of lead singer Steve “Hank” Henry. The Wantagh show also proved one other thing — they are really generous guys. As we’ve reported before, this event at Mulcahy’s was a benefit concert for the Tommy Brull Foundation. Two weeks later, we learned that the show raised a phenomenal $12,000, all of which was donated directly to Camp Anchor, a recreation program for disabled children in Nassau County. And as Deer Tick would follow, Wormburner played their hearts out for this show. Their 45-minute set began with a bang and never let up. The band also featured two outstanding covers, including Guided By Voices, and the Decemberists (streaming below). Other highlights included “Pike City Proper” and “The Interstate” (also streaming below) from their Spring 2011 release Placed By The Gideons. Wormburner return to NYC and will be playing Mercury Lounge on September 9.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the Deer Tick show and the sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “The Interstate”:

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Wormburner
2011-08-10
Mulcahy’s
Wantagh, NY USA

Tommy Brull Foundation Benefit Concert

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + DPA 4021s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 16bit 44.1kHz 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
2011-08-18

Setlist:
[Total Time 52:49]
01 Breaker Breaker
02 Two Kinds of People
03 Peekskill
04 Meanwhile Corey Lee
05 Teenage FBI [Guided By Voices]
06 A Standing Invitation
07 Little Things
08 Sleepy Jane
09 Pike City Proper
10 The Interstate
11 [banter]
12 O Valencia! [The Decemberists]

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Tommy Brull Foundation and DONATE to the Foundation [HERE].

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

Woods: August 13, 2011 Bowery Ballroom – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

August 24, 2011
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Woods Bowery Ventrice
[Photo by Maryanne Ventrice]

We caught Woods this summer in the unlikely Northside Festival venue of St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church (that recording here), but it was an equally special treat to see them play the best-sounding venue in Manhattan, Bowery Ballroom. Although the set hewed fairly closely to what we saw back in June, no two Woods shows are alike, and indeed, the jam-heavy favorites “Bend Beyond” and “I Was Gone” took different directions than they did back at St. Cecilia’s. We also got a huge treat in the form of the band’s cover of the Graham Nash tune “Military Madness” as their final song. As at St. Cecilia’s, the band added an organ player to give them a bigger, more psychedelic sound, and the Bowery’s sound system was mixed to perfection.

Befitting the high quality sound in the room, we came out with a lot of high quality gear to record this show, including a soundboard feed and two sets of mics. The result is undoubtedly our best recording of Woods to date. Enjoy!

Stream “Military Madness”:

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Woods
2011-08-13
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

6-Channel Multitrack Digital Master Recording
Recorded by nyctaper and acidjack
Produced by acidjack

Soundboard + Neumann KM150 + DPA 4021>Sound Devices USBpre2 >> Tascam DR680>6x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audition (mixdown, EQ)>Audacity (tracking, set fades, amplify and balance)>FLAC Level 8

Tracks
01 [intro]
02 Pushing Onlys
03 Suffering Season
04 Blood Dries Darker
05 Bend Beyond
06 Rain On
07 Be All Be Easy
08 Say Goodbye
09 Find Them Empty
10 To Clean
11 I Was Gone
12 [encore break]
13 Military Madness [Graham Nash]

If you download this recording from nyctaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Woods, visit their website, and purchase their official releases, including Sun and Shade, from Woodist Records [HERE].

The War On Drugs: August 19, 2011 Cameo Gallery – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

August 22, 2011
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[photo courtesy of Cory Smith and The Line Of Best Fit Blog]

The War On Drugs released Slave Ambient this past week. Its an album that’s been in the works for a couple of years, since the 2008 release of their excellent Secretly Canadian Records debut Wagonwheel Blues. But in a way, its an album that’s been waiting much longer for its release. The band’s leader Adam Granduciel incorporated some older songs into the album and spent many months tweaking the mixes, reworking arrangements, and perfecting what will undoubtedly become one of 2011′s best albums. When we recorded The War On Drugs in January, the new songs were beginning to take shape, but when the album versions were released, the positive developments were striking. On Friday at Cameo Gallery, The War On Drugs performed a superb ninety-minute set that consisted primarily of Slave Ambient material — eight of the album’s twelve songs were played. Of the new songs, the second-slotted “Baby Missiles” was particularly tight and focused and we’re streaming it below. Other highlights included the jammed transition from “It’s Your Destiny” into “I Was There”, and the eighteen-minute encore of “A Needle In Your Eye #16″ with an extended guitar and sampled-driven ambient jam. The War On Drugs will be touring throughout the Fall. While they are on a current East and Midwest swing, they will tour Europe in September, and return to the US in October.

I recorded this set with the Neumann microphones mounted in the center of the room in front of the soundboard booth and raised to 12 feet. The room mics were mixed with a mono board feed to accentuate the vocals, and the sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Baby Missiles”:

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The War On Drugs
2011-08-19
Cameo Gallery
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 16bit 44.1kHz 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
2011-08-22

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:26:47]
01 Best Night
02 Baby Missiles
03 [banter]
04 Comin Through
05 Your Love Is Calling My Name
06 Come To The City
07 [banter2]
08 Brothers
09 It’s Your Destiny
10 I Was There
11 Arms Like Boulders
12 [banter3]
13 Black Water Falls
14 [banter4]
15 Buenos Aires Beach
16 [encore break]
17 A Needle In Your Eye No 16

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The War On Drugs, visit their website, and purchase their new album Slave Ambient from Secretly Canadian Records [HERE].

Implodes: August 10, 2011 Mercury Lounge – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

August 22, 2011
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implodes
[Photo by acidjack]

Implodes, it must be said, aren’t a very “summer-y” band, so it’s a good thing I caught their opening set for Joan of Arc in the dark, air-conditioned confines of Mercury Lounge. Hot on the heels of their debut release on Kranky Records, Black Earth, the band appeared to be eager to move past that new material into even more uncharted musical territory. This set boasted a number of brand-new songs, but the Black Earth material made for a good jumping-off point, as the band opened with that album’s three leadoff tracks. Implodes tunes have a cosmic sweep to them, with airy lead guitar riffs soaring above a foreboding, dense backbeat. Vocals, where used, are sung with the reverb on high, adding to the ghostly, atmospheric quality of the songs. Some songs abandon traditional melodic structure entirely and shift into ambient territory, echoing some of the band Mogwai’s more subtle interludes. That said, Implodes are not toying with the loud-soft dynamic in the way that some other successful post-rock acts do; their songs focus more on sustaining a level of tension throughout, without the cataclysmic release of, say, an Explosions in the Sky tune. Several of the new songs, none of which I knew the titles to, were particularly strong, indicating that the promise of Black Earth is only the beginning for this young band.

I recorded this set with a soundboard feed of the usual high-quality house mix from Kevin of Mercury Lounge, coupled with the Schoeps supercardiod microphones. The recording is outstanding. Enjoy!

Joan of Arc was recorded and will be posted in the next few days.

Stream “Marker”:

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Implodes
2011-08-10
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY USA

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

Equipment: Schoeps Mk41>CMC6 + Soundboard >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod] (24/48)
Position: ROC, at soundboard, mics split 1′, PAS
Mastering: 2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audition (effects, mixdown)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify and balance)>FLAC (level 8 )

Tracks
01 Open the Door
02 Marker
03 White Window
04 [banter]
05 [unknown]
06 [tuning]
07 Screech Owl
08 [unknown]
09 [banter]
10 [unknown]

PLEASE SUPPORT Implodes, like them on facebook, and purchase Black Earth directly from Kranky [HERE]

Teletextile: August 7, 2011 BBS at the Richardson – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

August 19, 2011
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[Photo by Dominick Mastrangelo]

The Backyard Brunch Sessions made a rare move indoors on a recent Saturday for this excellent performance by Brooklyn’s own Teletextile, due to the threat of rain. We couldn’t have asked for a better indoor setting (or one with better drinks) than Williamsburg’s best cocktail bar, The Richardson, in its intimate downstairs parlor. As light shined through windowed glass doors to the street and attendees ate white gazpacho, Teletextile showed off the avant-pop chops of frontwoman Pamela Martinez (wearing some unmistakable headwear) and her band. Mixing in unusual instruments like a full-sized harp and an accordion, this mostly-acoustic set focused on the band’s recent EP, Reflector. Martinez led off with a solo number, “Heartquake” which had her voice trilling to the upper registers at its peak, then sinking effortlessly back to a whisper. After that head-turning beginning, the band continued with strong material, including “What If You” and its companion song, “What If I” from Reflector, that showed off their basic chops as well as their unique perspective.

hi and lo recorded this set with a variety of high-end microphones placed around the room. The results are excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “What If I”:

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Teletextile
2011-08-07
Backyard Brunch Sessions at the Richardson
Brooklyn, NY USA

Recorded by hi and lo and acidjack for nyctaper.com
Produced by acidjack

Source: AKG C 414 B-XLS>Sound Devices USBpre2 + Schoeps Mk41>CMR>EAA PSP2 >> Tascam DR-680 (24/48)>Audition (mixdown, effects)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify and balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Intro
02 Heartquake (solo)
03 What If You
04 The Lark
05 What If I
06 [banter]
07 Distant Places

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