Born Gold: October 22, 2011 Cameo Gallery CMJ Show – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

November 2, 2011

[blackberry photo by nyctaper]

If the photo posted above makes no sense, then you have not seen Born Gold live. The performer formerly known as “Gobble Gobble” has a new album out called Bodysongs, and he played a series of CMJ shows last week to support it, including the Saturday day show at Cameo Gallery. However, the live Born Gold experience can not be anticipated by just listening to the new album — its an experience that must be seen to be believed. The band is the recording project of Canadian Cecil Frena, who occupied the front center of the stage at a ten-foot table layered with a series of digital effects, mixers, laptops, pedals and assorted gadgets. On the floor in front of the stage were the other two members of the band who provided not only percussion, but also contributed to the electronic gadgetry and the overall histrionics. The entire show was lit by two green-tinted stage lights and a liberal use of a fog machine. Oh, and the music. Frena is a wizard with his gadgets, as he produced an aggressive throbbing beat layered with hypnotic melodies and effects-laden vocals. Each song ignited the crowd into a frenzy — at six o’clock in the afternoon. Its hard to imagine the level of crowd participation at a wild 3am club scene. Born Gold seems made for that setting.

We recorded this set in the same manner as the Prussia set posted yesterday. However, Born Gold provided a full mix of their sound to the board, and that mix was meticulously balanced. We stressed the room mics in our mixdown to accentuate the atmosphere and the result is an excellent recording with plenty of room feel. Enjoy!

Stream “Wrinklecarver”:

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

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Born Gold
Cameo Gallery
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + DPA 4021s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

[Total Time 34:31]
01 [new song]
02 Alabaster Bodyworlds
03 End of Days
04 [brand new song]
05 Lawn Knives
06 Party Time
07 Wombstone
08 Boring Horror
09 [banter]
10 Wrinklecarver

If you enjoyed this recording from NYCTaper, PLEASE SUPPORT Born Gold, visit their website, and and purchase their new album Bodysongs from their Bandcamp page [HERE].

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One Response to Born Gold: October 22, 2011 Cameo Gallery CMJ Show – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

  1. Alliso
    November 29, 2011 at 3:14 am

    This is a seriously cool site. I’m glad you’ve been taping live shows for years. As far as Born Gold is concerned, you haven’t felt exhaustion until you’ve danced through their set in a tiny basement. It’s an experience not to be missed. Love, from Edmonton.

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