[photo by acidjack]
Night two of MV & EE‘s Monday residencies at Baby’s All Right delivered on the same or an even higher level than the first. No longer stuck with a Monday of a holiday weekend for a time slot, the duo of Erika Elder and Matt Valentine played these two sets to a well-packed house. Set one found the pair getting things on track, with them sharing their cover of Pink Floyd’s “Green Is the Color” again, among other gems. But it was set two that really found the Vermont-based pair firing on all cylinders, playing perhaps the most concise yet diverse song cycle of the four that they shared during these New York performances. After a perfectly-timed “Tea Devil”, Valentine picked up the sitar to jam profusely on “Environments” which flowed into “Space Drums” — an audacious move considering MV & EE weren’t even playing with a drummer. They ended the night on “Lead Me To Vibration” from their latest LP, Shade Grown, leaving us with positive vibes we hope will carry over to their next visit.
As with the previous MV & EE recording from this year, this recording was made with a full multitrack digital fileset generously provided by house engineer Devin Foley, together with my Schoeps MK4V microphones at the stage lip. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!
Stream “Green Is the Color” [Pink Floyd]
Stream “Tea Devil”
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MV & EE
Baby’s All Right
Brooklyn, NY USA
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Recorded by Devin Foley and acidjack
Produced by acidjack
6-channel multitrack soundboard (Engineer: Devin Foley) + Schoeps MK5 (omni, stage lip, 2.5ft split)>KC5>CMC6>Pro Tools>8x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (various dynamics, compression, alignment, mixdown)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects, stereo imaging, dynamics)>Audacity 2.0.3 (tracking, fades, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )
01 Wandering Nomad
02 Cold Rain
04 Green Is the Color [Pink Floyd]>
05 Cocola Parabola>
06 Feelin’ Fine
07 Tea Devil>
08 Environments>Space Drums
09 Lead Me to Vibration
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