Oberhofer: October 1, 2011 Monster Island Farewell BBQ – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

October 19, 2011

[photo by Chris Becker courtesy of Impose Magazine]

On a rainy and dreary October day, with Monster Island padlocked behind it, River Avenue became the makeshift concert spot for a bittersweet celebration of seven years of perhaps the best DIY shows that Brooklyn has ever seen. Monster Island Basement was a venue that we visited often, and recorded everything we saw there. The excellent performances we experienced litter this site. We also presented a show there in the Spring of 2009. As he has for its entire seven year existence, the ubiquitous presence of ToddP was the first person we saw when we turned onto River Avenue that morning to record the entire event. Per his tradition, the ToddP Acoustic BBQ is a neverending parade of local DIY talent who perform brief ten minute sets. On this day, it was 36 bands, with everyone from the electronic noise of openers White Sun, to the slide-blues of Ezekial Healy, the poetry of Eliza and Parry, the folk of Katie Eastburn, the spoken word performance by DJ Dog Dick, and a million other genres. We recorded 29 acts, as the persistent rains brought the action inside for periods of time. Of those acts, perhaps the most impressive was the kinetic energy of Oberhofer, whose 3-song set was both entertaining and engaging for the obvious talent that Brad Oberhofer projects. In a raw acoustic setting without the benefit of the bells and whistles of sound effects, the artist and their talent stand naked. In that setting Oberhofer shined performing three songs — including two of his own compositions and a tongue in cheek cover of Kanye West.

This show was the most difficult circumstances under which I’ve ever recorded. The weather was an issue all day, and the “stage” was continually shifted, so that we were left with having the pick up the microphone stand and move it often. For this particular set, the artist remained in one location (you can see our microphones in the photo) and played at a decent acoustic volume. As a result, although you can hear some wind noise, the overall sound quality is quite excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “I Could Go”:

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Monster Island Farewell Acoustic BBQ
Brooklyn, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded on Stage

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 11:24]
01 Away FRM U
02 I Could Go
03 Runaway [Kayne West]

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One Response to Oberhofer: October 1, 2011 Monster Island Farewell BBQ – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

  1. Eliza and Parry
    October 21, 2011 at 7:32 pm


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