Wires Under Tension is one of those bands formed out of a happy accident. After he left his condemned Brooklyn practice space for a building in the Bronx, Christopher Tignor met and teamed with drummer Theo Metz to form the band. The 2011 release of Light Science (Western Vinyl) was one of those “out of nowhere” albums that took many critics by surprise. But really, WUT is a duo of incredibly talented individuals who produce compelling instrumental post-rock music, and its no surprise that they’re quite good — Tignor is a classically trained violist after all. Last month at 285 Kent, Wires Under Tension played the Printed Matter Benefit gig, and worked through the entire album in re-ordered fashion. The songs are performed live with violin and guitar, but with both players manipulating electronics to complete the full band sound. We are streaming the show’s finale “Position And Hold”, which provided a powerful finish to the excellent set.
I recorded this set with the DPA Cardioid microphones mounted on a pole 15 feet from the stage and mixed with a soundboard feed. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!
Stream “Position And Hold”:
Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)
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Wires Under Tension
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
[Total Time 38:54]
01 Irreversible Machines
02 Electricity Turns Them On
03 A List Of Things To Light On Fire
04 Mneumonics in Motion
05 Cka3an, Cka3ana
06 Wood, Metal, Bone
07 Position And Hold