Woodsman: January 24, 2014 Mercury Lounge – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

February 5, 2014


Woodsman has continued to evolve as a unit since we first became interested in their work four years ago, when they released their Mystery Tape EP. The band’s compositions have now fully evolved from more danceable material into instrumental, free-flowing, hypnotic affairs that were well-suited to this late-night set at Mercury Lounge. It feels as if the band that has emerged from their latest recording sessions is the beast they were meant to be, rhythmic, technical-minded, unconventional. Their newly-released, self-titled album Woodsman almost announces their new sense of purpose (this Pitchfork review, out today, is worth reading), and it’s an LP well-suited to winter months that leave you time to think. This show gave us some of that new record’s highlights, like “Healthy Life”, streaming below, and “All Tangled Up”, as well as two brand-new songs that we hope will see the light of day in the future. The band is touring the East Coast and Midwest this month, including a date at Death By Audio on February 8.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK41 microphones and a flawless soundboard feed from house engineer David. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Stream “Healthy Life”

Download the complete show [MP3] | [FLAC]

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Mercury Lounge
New York, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK41 (PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard (engineer: David)>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, EQ)>Audacity 2.0.3 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 All Tangled Up>
02 [untitled new song]
03 Healthy Life
04 Rune
05 [untitled new song 2]
06 Teleseparation

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