Soft Circle: October 10, 2011 Knitting Factory – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

November 8, 2011

soft circle
[photo by acidjack]

I first encountered Soft Circle at my inaugural outing to the Brooklyn Knitting Factory back in 2009, when I saw them open for Dave Pajo, aka Papa M (the Papa M recording here). Since then, I had been keen to have another chance to see another of Soft Circle’s propulsive, experimental sets, and this show, an opening slot for Shinji Masuko, proved to be the perfect opportunity. The band is a project of Hisham Bharoocha, best known for his work with Black Dice, and Ben Vida, formerly of Town & Country. This set of two extended instrumentals typified the band’s work, with rock style drumming combining with electronica-style keyboard riffs in a next-level edition of what “bands” like LCD Soundsystem used to do. Though this set was too short at 22 minutes, any time with Soft Circle is always special. Check out their latest record, Shore Obsessed, for more.

I recorded this set with the AKG large-diaphragm microphones and a soundboard feed, as with the Shinji Masuko set. The sound quality is flawless. Enjoy!

Stream the entire show:

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Soft Circle
Knitting Factory
Brooklyn, NY USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for

AKG C 414 B-XLS (cardiod)+Soundboard)>Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audition (mixdown, set fades, tracking, amplify and balance, downsample)>FLAC (level 8 )

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