Sky Picnic: March 28, 2013 Union Pool – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

April 4, 2013

[Photos by acidjack]

Sky Picnic is the psych-driven rock band fronted by guitarist/vocalist Chris Sherman and bassist Leah Cinnamon, who on this night were joined by drummer Russell Wahlquist, who did an admirable job filling in for band regular Pete Meriwether.  This Union Pool show was made extra memorable by the liquid light show of Planetary Projections, who coated what is usually a drably lit shade with intense swirls of color.  Sky Picnic play a more vocal-driven brand of psychedelic rock, as well as using tighter arrangements on certain songs in addition to the typical sprawling songs typical of the style. The result is a slightly more pop-driven sound with songs that have more individual character than those of some of their contemporaries. This set consisted mostly of songs from their Paint Me A Dream LP, plus a longer, older number called “Universal Mind Decoder”.  Paint Me A Dream is still available in limited quantities on vinyl from the band’s bandcamp page, plus download options.  Sky Picnic plan to have some more local gigs in the coming months, so check back at their facebook page for updates.

I recorded this set in our usual manner in the venue, with Schoeps MK5 microphones and a soundboard feed from the house engineer, Patrick. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Rippled”

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Sky Picnic
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

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

01 Translucent Lucy
02 Paint Me A Dream
03 Freak Out Ethel
04 [banter]
05 Dream Yourself Away
06 Rippled
07 Universal Mind Decoder

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