El Jezel: April 5, 2012 Brain Cave Festival at Bell House – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

April 25, 2012

[photo by Eric Groom courtesy of Impose Magazine]

El Jezel is not a new band — they have been around for about five years. They even played a show we presented in 2009 at Monster Island. But they have certainly not received their due. The trio is fronted by the married couple George and Jess Flanagan so there is a natural stage chemistry, and their song writing has always been top notch. But at the Brain Cave Festival at Bell House a couple of weeks back, it was the guitar playing that caught my ear. George has a clean tone and uses his pedals judiciously to create a full band sound. This is a guitar player who understands the proper use of technique, subtlety and the flow of a song. We are streaming “Watermain” from their 2009 album The Warm Frequency, which highlights all of George’s strengths as a performer all in one neat package.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser MKH-8040 Cardioids mounted at the soundboard cage, and mixed with a board feed. The mix is primarily audience as the room had a nice feel throughout the entire Fest. Enjoy!

Stream “Watermain”:

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

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El Jezel
Bell House
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser 8040 Cardioids > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper 2012-04-22

[Total Time 27:43]
01 Logan
02 Let’s Go Home
03 Vanish
04 Michigan
05 Do You Love Me Now [Breeders]
06 Watermain

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One Response to El Jezel: April 5, 2012 Brain Cave Festival at Bell House – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

  1. Todd
    April 25, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    I grew up next door to George. What a cool thing to see his set posted here! Thanks as always for taping.

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