Angel Olsen: December 9, 2014 Bowery Ballroom – FLAC/MP3/Full Set Streaming

December 23, 2014

[photo by acidjack]

Angel Olsen ended up on a lot of year-end lists this year for several reasons, but the instrument you’ll notice most is her voice. Olsen has one of those aching, slightly sharp tones to her throat that doesn’t let your attention slip, refuses to fade into background music. This show at Bowery Ballroom was the second of a two-night stand for Olsen at the venue, and her final show of the year. In keeping with that, she let loose, drinking tequila onstage and playing both some cool covers (Waylon Jennings’ “Rainy Day Woman”) and some of her oldest songs (“Tiniest Lights”). She played that latter song, and several others, to a room rapt and whisper-quiet, alone on her guitar. The rock-ier songs, especially those from the lauded Burn Your Fire for No Witness, may have carried the day with the crowd, but it was these quiet numbers that gave the clearer window into who Olsen is and just how affecting her work can be. It wouldn’t be wrong to call Olsen one of the breakout acts of 2014, and she more than deserves the title. I hope she has a wonderful 2015.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK5 cardiod microphones from our usual location in the venue. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

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Angel Olsen
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK5c (PAS, slightly LOC)>KC5>CMC6>Sound Devices USBPre2>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (compression, adjust levels)>Izotope Ozone 5 (stereo image, exciter)>Audacity 2.0.5 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC (level 8)

Tracks [Total Time 1:22:50]
01 Hi-Five
02 Free
03 Drunk and With Dreams
04 Stars
05 Lights Out
06 [banter1]
07 Acrobat
08 High & Wild
09 Tiniest Seed
10 When You Walk In the Room [The Searchers]
11 Sweet Dreams
12 [banter2]
13 Forgiven/Forgotten
14 [banter3]
15 Windows
16 Tiniest Lights
17 [banter4]
18 White Fire
19 [encore break]
20 Rainy Day Woman [Waylon Jennings]
21 May As Well

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Angel Olsen, visit her website, and buy Burn Your Fire For No Witness there.

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