The Dismemberment Plan: November 23, 1999 Knitting Factory – Flac and MP3 Downloads

March 24, 2009
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[vintage Plan photo courtesy of Chris]

Travis Morrison, the former leader of the Dismemberment Plan, played a show at Bell House last weekend and we were not there to record. However, in tribute we offer this vintage Plan show from 1999, which was about half-way through the legendary band’s existence, but about a year before they “hit”. Dismemberment Plan were actually the opening band on this triple bill. The other acts on the bill were the both-now-also-defunct Promise Ring and Burning Airlines. After the breakup of both bands, members of the D Plan and Promise Ring would go on to form the short-lived Maritime. This short set features primarily material from Emergency & I, released a couple of months before this show took place, and which is the album that ultimately propelled the band to larger gigs and increased popularity. Emergency & I was selected as number 16 of Pitchfork’s Top 100 albums of the 1990s. We have searched the archive and this may in fact be the earliest Dismemberment Plan recording in circulation.

The post of this recording was inspired one of our favorite music writers on the web, Soren deSelby-Bowen — formerly of the Well and currently of the excellent Parlando blog. After a lengthy serious illness, Soren returned to writing this week with a piece about the Dismemberment Plan.

The sound quality on this recording is really quite outstanding. This was recorded by xcrex with DPA 4061 miniature omnidirectional microphones and has an excellent soundstage. The volume of the band eliminates any crowd noise and provided a signal of great clarity. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Dismemberment Plan
1999-11-23
Knitting Factory
New York, NY USA

Digital Audience Master Recording
Recorded from FOB

Recording: DPA 4061s > SBM-M1 > Sony D-8 DAT Master
Transfer: DAT Master > Panasonic SV-3800 > digital coaxial > Audigy 2 ZS Platinum > 16bit 48kHz wav > Soundforge (slight level boost, downsample 44.1) > CD Wave (tracking) > Flac Frontend  (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded by xcxre9
DAT Extraction and Post-Production by nyctaper 2009-03-23

Setlist:
[total time 31:59]
01 Do The Standing Still
02 Onward, Fat Girl
03 Girl O’Clock
04 Gyroscope
05 The Dismemberment Plan Gets Rich
06 Spider in the Snow
07 A Life Of Possibilities
08 The City
09 What Do You Want Me To Say?

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Blank Dogs: March 14, 2009 Music Hall – Flac and MP3 Downloads

March 22, 2009
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[photo by Joe Perez courtesy of Impose Magazine]

One of our favorite concerts thus far this year was the February 6 show at Market Hotel featured on several posts at this site. Our Blank Dogs recording of that night was special for a couple of reasons — this was the first full band performance, and was also the first live recording of this elusive artist. While the band and nyctaper were ultimately pleased with the quality of the recording given the limitations of the sound system at the Market, we are all very fortunate that our correspondent acidjack captured a superior recording of Blank Dogs set at the Music Hall last week. Although still blanketed by heavy reverb, the Music Hall mix has much greater clarity and the vocals are more prominent. The show is very similar in structure to the Market set, but given that this is now a working band who has performed a number of sets in the last six weeks, the performers are clearly tighter together.

This recording was captured from the same location at the Women set and the sound is excellent as indicated above. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Blank Dogs
2009-03-14
The Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Front of Board Center
30 Feet from Stage

SP-CMC-8 (Audio Technica U853 Cardiod Capsules)> SP-SB-8 > Edirol R-09HR > 24bit 48kHz wav > Soundforge (set fades, slight level adjustments, downsample) > CD Wave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded by acidjack
Produced by nyctaper
2009-03-21

Setlist:
[Total Time 29:52]
01 Two Months
02 Setting Fire To Your House
03 I’m Alright
04 Leaving The Light On
05 No Compass
06 Red World
07 Before The Hours
08 Slow Room
09 Y.M.S.
10 Ants
11 Crystal Ladies

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The Physics of Meaning: March 5, 2009 Union Hall – Flac and MP3 Downloads

March 20, 2009
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[photo credit]

We love these “small world” moments. I had met Daniel Hart of The Physics of Meaning before, although when I enjoyed their impressive set two weeks ago at Union Hall, I did not realize the connection. When we recorded John Vanderslice about a year ago, John spent much of the night praising “Daniel” from his band, who we now know is the talented Daniel Hart. The Physics of Meaning is a quartet that relies heavily on Daniel’s violin (classically trained), his intimate baritone, and the band’s genre-eluding melodic songwriting. The band is has toured extensively in support of their second and latest CD Snake Charmer and Destiny at the Stroke of Midnight, but the Union Hall setlist also included two new solid numbers.

We recorded this set from the same location as The Antlers recording, and the sound quality of this set is quite excellent. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

The Physics of Meaning
2009-03-05
Union Hall
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Upfront
15 Feet Center – Microphones on Ceiling Beam

DPA 4021s > Edirol UA-5 (Oade Digimod) > digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack 24/96 > 24bit 48kHz wav > Soundforge 8.0 (level adjustments, downsample 16/44) > CD Wave > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2009-03-12

Setlist:
[total time 32::26]
01 In Dreams We Discover Ourselves
02 Resurrection and Crucifixion
03 Bigger Cities Thicker Doors
04 [banter]
05 Song For a Wishing Well
06 Oregon My Only True Friend
07 Accidental Lives
08 Black Licorice

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Women: March 14, 2009 Music Hall – Flac and MP3 Downloads

March 19, 2009
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[photo by blurasis]

Women were one of the best bands we saw during CMJ, so obviously we were excited upon their return to NYC. Unfortunately, I could not go that night, so the best new development at this site — the nyctaper correspondent — has let me experience the show. Women have toured extensively throughout the US and Europe since CMJ and the live performance is now tighter and more aggressive than the three times we saw them in October. There were also several excellent new songs performed at Music Hall which bodes well for albums beyond their outstanding debut album.

acidjack recorded this set from the floor in the sweet spot of this venue and the sound quality is outstanding. There is virtually no annoying crowd chatter, until one loud cellphone call occurs briefly during the penultimate song. Otherwise, we have vicariously lived this show through this excellent capture. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Women
2009-03-14
The Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Front of Board Center
30 Feet from Stage

SP-CMC-8 (Audio Technica U853 Cardiod Capsules)> SP-SB-8 > Edirol R-09HR > 24bit 48kHz wav > Soundforge (set fades, slight level adjustments, downsample) > CD Wave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded by acidjack
Produced by nyctaper
2009-03-19

Setlist:
[Total Time 32:09]
01 Black Rice
02 Shaking Hand
03 Lawncare
04 Flashlights
05 [new song]
06 [new song]
07 Group Transport Hall
08 January 8

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El Jezel at Bowery Poetry Club on April 4

March 19, 2009
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This is one of my favorite concert flyers ever, from one of my favorite new bands. Astoria’s El Jezel will perform at an NYCTaper Presents show in June that we are not yet ready to completely formally announce. However, in the meantime you can catch this excellent indie-pop trio at the Bowery Poetry Club on April 4, 2009.

The flyer above features a beautiful photo of an underground station in Glasgow, which would be appropriate for the holiday celebrated on April 4 (the day of this show). Tartan Day is the day of the Scottish-American parade in NYC. We are not sure if the band will wear kilts at this gig, although the wearing of kilts and other Tartan gear is encouraged by the show’s promoters!

Monks of Doom: March 12, 2009 Club Europa – Flac and MP3 Downloads

March 18, 2009
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[photo courtesy of Kyra Kverno – more of her amazing work here]

On Thursday at Europa, Monks of Doom hit the ground running and never let up. In their first live performance in nearly four years, the band top-loaded the setlist with heavier rock numbers played flawlessly. With much humorous banter in between numbers, Monks of Doom then alternated original numbers and their eclectic covers, and finished the impressive set with an intense back-to-back “Insect God” and “Hurricane Fighter Plane”. Thursday’s solid show set the stage for Friday’s epic performance.

We recorded this set with the Neumann microphones inside the soundboard booth on the far right, closest to the stage. This position placed us directly in line with the main PA speakers, approximately 30 feet from the stage. While this recording certainly does not have the amazing mix if the multitrack from Friday, this capture is still quite excellent. Enjoy!

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Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Monks of Doom
2009-03-12
Europa
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Audience Master Recording
Recorded from Front Inside Soundboard Booth
30 Feet from Stage

Neumann KM-150s (AK-50 Hypercardiod Capsules) > Monster XLR cables > Apogee Minime > digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge 8.0 (set fades, resample 16/44) > CD Wave 1.95 > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2009-03-18

Setlist:
[total time 1:44:17]
01 [introduction]
02 In Anticipation of the Pope
03 Vaporize Your Crystals
04 Trapped
05 Riverbed
06 The Traveler
07 Powerhouse / Hieroglyphic
08 [banter]
09 Light In The Sky (Steve Hillage)
10 The 15th (Wire)
11 Ukranian Technological Faith Dance
12 Vivian Girls (Snakefinger)
13 Cherry Blossom Baptism
14 Oh Well (Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac)
15 Going South / La Dolce Vita Suite
16 [banter]
17 No Looking Back (Blue Orchids)
18 New Saigon (Pell Mell)
19 The Insect God
20 Hurricane Fighter Plane (Red Crayolas)

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