About two or three minutes into “Beauty Draws the Seed”, one of three compositions Tom Carter played at this year’s Three Lobed Recordings / WXDU Day Show during Hopscotch Music Festival, it was clear that this would be a session that would be unforgettable. I have seen Tom play several times, but this afternoon show was special — a day that every artist invited showed up with their absolute best.
Carter’s layered, carefully rendered guitar compositions start to resemble living organisms, expanding and contracting. They exist beyond words, beyond simple emotions. This was a set of profound beauty, Carter’s first solo set in North Carolina. He made it one for the ages.
These songs will be available in 2014 on releases from Three Lobed Recordings as well as an Italian label so new it doesn’t have a name yet. We are not only thankful for what Carter has accomplished to date, but what lies in front of him.
I recorded this set with a soundboard feed customized for this recording and Schoeps MK4V microphones. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!
Stream “Beauty Draws the Seed”
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Three Lobed / WXDU Day Show
Raleigh, NC USA
Schoeps MK4V (onstage)>KC5>CMC6 + Soundboard (custom stereo mix)>Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, adjustments)>Izotope Ozone 5 (tube effect, EQ)>Audacity 2.03 (tracking, fades, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )
02 Beauty Draws the Seed
03 August Is All
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