Rhyton: November 27, 2012 Union Pool – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

December 4, 2012

[Photos by acidjack]

After their thrilling performance at the NYCTaper Northside Festival Showcase back in June, I couldn’t wait for Rhyton to hit Union Pool last week so I could see them perform songs from their latest, The Emerald Tablet.  Or at least, I assumed that would be the case, seeing that the record just dropped in September. But frontman/guitarist/other instrumentalist Dave Shuford, bassist Jimy Seitang and drummer Spencer Herbst aren’t the sort of musicians to “tour an album” or pause their creative process. So, instead of Emerald tracks, the band gave us a completely new pair of free-flowing compositions that are so new they only have working titles. These compositions are more of a piece stylistically with the band’s previous record, Rhyton, with a noisier, less Eastern-influenced feel than The Emerald Tablet. But, when you are dealing with a trio of improvisers like the Rhyton gang, it’s never correct to say anything is exactly like the past.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK5 cardiod microphones from the center of the balcony, augmented by a soundboard feed from the house engineer, Doug.  The sound is excellent.  Enjoy!

Stream “Spirit Gum”

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Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK5 (DFC, at SBD, DIN)>KCY>Z-PFA + Soundboard (engineer: Doug)>>Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, adjust levels)>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ, exciter)>Audacity 3.0 (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 Grokked in the Alleyway
02 Spirit Gum

If you enjoyed this recording, please support Rhyton, visit their page on Thrill Jockey Records, and purchase The Emerald Tablet LP directly from Three Lobed/Divide By Zero [HERE].

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