Retribution Gospel Choir: February 12, 2013 Knitting Factory – Flac/MP3/Streaming

February 18, 2013
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[photo by Jonathon Bernstein courtesy of brooklynvegan]

Retribution Gospel Choir has a new album called simply 3 which features a grand total of two songs, each of which is twenty minutes long. This is a departure for the band whose albums have previously consisted of solid standard-length post-rock material. The album also features a guest appearance from Nels Cline — guitarist extraordinaire, LA rock/jazz/experimental legend, and long time member of Wilco. On Tuesday night at Knitting Factory, RGC headlined a show at also had Nels’ jazz trio BBC on the bill, and when it came time for setup of the main set, we were excited to see Nels set up his pedals to play. The opportunity to witness duel guitar shredding of RGC’s Alan Sparhawk and Nels from the front row of the Knit was one of my more memorable recent music highlights and not one I will soon forget. We are streaming that track below. The recent Retribution Gospel Choir tour is now complete, but Alan will return to NYC with his main band Low in March.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser microphones set up at the soundboard cage and mixed with a feed. Enjoy!

Stream “Seven”:

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Retribution Gospel Choir
2013-02-12
Knitting Factory
Brooklyn NY

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, EQ, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2013-02-17

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:06:55]
01 Breaker
02 They Knew You Well
03 For Her Blood
04 When Jesus Comes Back
05 Can’t Walk Out
06 Seven
07 Feel It Superior
08 Maharisha
09 Workin Hard
10 Your Bird
11 Hide It Away
12 Take Your Time

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2 Responses to Retribution Gospel Choir: February 12, 2013 Knitting Factory – Flac/MP3/Streaming

  1. cameron k.
    February 19, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Thank you nyctaper for all you do and have done and shared over the years. Your efforts are fantastic! Sounds like a very special night with Cline sparring with Sparhawk. It’s kind of neat how Alan is recruiting a different guitarist each night to play “Seven” with him. The track in Cleveland was great, so I very much look forward to hearing what the original guitarist did live on that track.

  2. Ben Turnbull
    March 1, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Thanks for pulling this, DL. I get to see them every once and a while in MN. Always a good night. ‘Saw Alan first of Feb here playing w/Charlie Parr. Alan produced and played on CP’s new disk, all instrumentals. Nice. Thanks for your work, and the kids are fine.

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