Arbouretum: February 15, 2013 Cameo Gallery – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

February 21, 2013

[Photos courtesy of P Squared Photography]

One of the first things you notice at an Arbouretum show is how clearly you can hear frontman and lyricist Dave Heumann’s vocals. He enunciates, he articulates each word carefully, in a way that suggests he wants you to actually hear what he’s singing. And if you don’t pay attention to that, you’re missing out. This is, after all, a band that wrote an entire album (The Gathering) inspired by Karl Jung’s The Red Book.  You could be forgiven, though, since along with those literary-inspired vocals, you’ll get a deep, Southern rock-inflected groove punctuated by Heumann’s own searing guitar solos. This show, which we helped to present, at Cameo Gallery proved a worthy sequel to their set at Glasslands back in 2011 when we last saw them. This set introduced us to new material from their excellent Thrill Jockey release, Coming Out of the Fog, plus some choice back catalog including one of my favorites, “St. Anthony’s Fire” from their split EP with Hush Arbors. Also not to be missed among the older material was the mighty set closer, “The Gathering”, while “World Split Open” was a highlight of the new material, which is some of the band’s most concise in years.  Helped by an outstanding mix from Josh of the Cameo Gallery, the band put out a flawless set before the packed house that surpassed the 2011 show in intensity, though not quite in length. The band is spending the rest of this month and March in the UK and Europe, so for our readers across the pond, now is your chance.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK5 microphones and a soundboard feed from house engineer Josh. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

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Cameo Gallery
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK5 (cardiod, DFC, DINa)>KC5>CMC6>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard (engineer: Josh)>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (set fades, mix down)>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ, exciter)>Audacity 3.0 (tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 46:03]
01 All At Once, the Turning Weather
02 World Split Open
03 [banter]
04 The Promise
05 Oceans Don’t Sing
06 [banter2]
07 St. Anthony’s Fire
08 The Gathering Song

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Arbouretum, visit their website, and buy Coming Out of the Fog and their other releases directly from Thrill Jockey [HERE]

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