High Aura’d: September 6, 2013 Hopscotch Music Festival, Long View Center (Raleigh, NC) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

September 27, 2013

[Photo courtesy of Freddie Ross]

With High Aura’d, the multi-talented John Kolodij creates sonic landscapes with an understated energy. This set at Long View Center — pretty much the home base for much of the drone/ambient and less-noisy avant-garde music during Hopscotch Music Festival — began with the sound of crickets. Washes of guitar and other sound began to ebb and flow underneath. The repetition was hypnotic, slightly dangerous, as if we were about to enter a world we did not know. As the undertones of bass throbbed beneath, Kolodij faced the crowd through the blackness. The intensity of the guitars crested to a torrent of noise, while the crickets kept chirping. Something had entered that dark little world.

That was just the first of three songs, each long-form compositions. Two of these songs are brand-new — newer, even than the band’s latest 7″, a split with Blood Bright Star. The middle song, “Methodist Bells,” appears on High Aura’d’s outstanding 2012 release Sanguine Futures, on the Asheville, North Carolina-based Bathetic Records. Look for at least one of these tracks on High Aura’d’s next LP release on Bathetic, date TBD.

Friend of the site David Schwentker recorded this set with a direct soundboard feed. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

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[Photo by Ross Grady]

High Aura’d
Long View Center
Raleigh, NC USA

Recorded and produced by David Schwentker

soundboard feed>Olympus LS-10>24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (tracking, amplify, downsample)>Trader’s Little Helper>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 [new]
02 Methodist Bells
03 [new]

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