Brooklyn’s Quiet Lights have been together for only a year, but they have used that time wisely, crafting an intense, wall-of-sound style that can fill any room. Their music is complex and densely layered, at times aircraft-engine loud. During the loudest passages, vocalist Yseult Tyler’s vocals float just below the surface like a ghost’s; even out front, they are carefully subdued and dreamlike. This is music that can make you love clouds and storms and vast, open spaces, somehow both dark and light at once. The band is in the process of recording a debut album with producer/engineer John Congleton (Explosions in the Sky, St. Vincent). Until that comes to fruition, check out their three-song EP Three Songs and the “Ablaze” 7? on bandcamp. I was thrilled to catch this bill with Esben and the Witch and A Sunny Day In Glasgow (ASDIG’s set to be posted here soon), and I hope to see Quiet Lights in the neighborhood again soon.
I recorded this set with the Schoeps microphones in our usual location in the venue back by the soundboard. The recording captures the band’s style quite nicely. Enjoy!
Stream “Twice Today”:
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Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].
Brooklyn, NY USA
An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com
Equipment: Schoeps CMC641>Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod)
Position: Clamp to right side of soundboard booth, 7.5? up, pointed at stacks
Mastering: 24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (set fades, tracking, hard limit peaks, light EQ to reduce room reflections, amplify and balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )
01 Throat Cut
02 Break Trouble Wait
03 No More Canyons
04 Twice Today
05 Engine Down
07 Simple Mechanics
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