Nick Millevoi’s Desertion Trio: September 15, 2016 Silent Barn

September 21, 2016


Since we sung the praises of guitarist Nick Millevoi and his Desertion Quartet after a show at Palisades earlier this year, Millevoi has not only been hitting the pavement with Chris Forsyth’s Solar Motel Band, but he’s been developing more of his own work as well. This show at Silent Barn (which has never looked or sounded better) gave us a taste of that new material as well as some of the songs we love from his current album, including the noise freakout “The Fire That Damaged City Hall.” This show was played as a trio, with Kevin Shea on drums and Johnny DeBlase helming the other guitar. Millevoi’s unique style is a joy to watch live, as it shifts effortlessly between choogling rock to free jazz, and it’s something that sets him apart in a more-than-worthy field of contemporaries. Being able to see Nick is still a too-rare treat, so we’re especially grateful to him for inviting us. We’re sure you’ll agree.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK5 microphones split wide onstage (as you can see above) in the omnidirectional pattern. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

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Nick Millevoi’s Desertion Trio
Silent Barn
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK5o (stage lip, DFC, 3’ split A-B)>KC5>CMC6>Zoom F8>24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (compression, fades, normalize)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 Desertion and the Arsonist’s Match
02 [banter]
03 [new]
04 [new2]
05 The Big Moment Is Always Out There Waiting
06 The Fire That Partially Damaged City Hall

Nick Millevoi – Guitar
Johnny DeBlase – Bass
Kevin Shea – Drums

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3 Responses to Nick Millevoi’s Desertion Trio: September 15, 2016 Silent Barn

  1. mike
    September 21, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    is there a link to download or is it streaming only?

  2. acidjack
    September 21, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    ummm…. see above? “Download the complete set: [MP3/FLAC/ALAC]” It’s actually right above the streaming set.

  3. mike
    September 23, 2016 at 9:56 am


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