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Bardo Pond: February 17, 2018 Union Pool

March 6, 2018

If Williamsburg venue Union Pool is better-known among the GenZ semi-grownups that populate the nabe’s bars these days, don’t tell the people who crowded the room for the Bardo Pond show on this snowy Saturday night — many of us grinning as the hookup-seeking set turned away from door not only by the “SOLD OUT” sign but also the deep noise emanating from behind it.

Bardo Pond is one of those bands that will always cast a deep but not wide net, nestling in the psyche of those able and open to embracing them. Their massive oeuvre — their latest and misleadingly titled Volume 8 is far from only their 8th record — attests to fans’ insatiable desire for what they’re into. Tonight’s set, short on number of songs but long on jams, was anchored by a sprawler from the new album, “And I Will” along with some recent tour favorites. The night capped with a longtime band classic, “Tommy Gun Angel,” putting an exclamation point on the idea that whatever other fleeting things might pass on that Saturday night in that room, this band always leaves echoes long after they’ve left the building.

I recorded this set with Lesley’s house PA feed together with Schoeps MK5 cardiod microphones. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream and download the complete show (and donate to the band) from our bandcamp page:

Bardo Pond
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY

Hosted at
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK5c (at SBD, PAS)>KC5>CMC6 + Soundboard (engineer: Lesley)>>Sound Devices MixPre6>2×24/48 WAV>Adobe Audition CC (align, mix down, compression, limiter)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.5 (track, amplify)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 Kali Yuga Blues
02 Out of Reach
03 My Eyes Out
04 Under the Pines
05 And I Will
06 Tommy Gun Angel

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Bardo Pond: November 18, 2016 Union Pool

December 14, 2016

[photo by Greg Cristman for BrooklynVegan. Used with permission.]

Despite being from nearby Philly, Bardo Pond don’t make it to New York nearly as often as I would like. Or maybe my version of “often” is too frequent. Either way, the band continue to prove their vitality and consistency into their third decade. This show at Union Pool began with one of their more recent favorites of mine, “Kali Yuga Blues” from Peace on Venus, but spread across the spectrum of the band’s career, from the Lapsed classic “Straw Dog” to several brand-new songs that haven’t made their way onto official releases yet.  Of the new ones, it was my first time hearing, “My Eyes Out,” a heavy, relatively fast-burning scorcher of a tune. It’s equally hard to deny the band’s new more exploratory number, “Moment to Moment,” which closed out this show for fourteen mind-bending minutes. If there was any regret about this show, it was that the show’s tight timetable meant that it couldn’t go on longer. Judging by the band’s appearances this year, they are feeling more artistically vital than ever, and ready to prove it. Hope to see them again soon.

I recorded this set with a soundboard feed from Union Pool engineer Robert (which fades in after about 50 seconds), together with Schoeps MK4V microphones. The only other flaw in the sound is the hiss of the smoke machine, but it’s less a true flaw than “atmospherics.” Overall, the sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream and download this recording from our bandcamp page – pay what you want (all $$ to Bardo Pond)

Bardo Pond 
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard (engineer: Robert) + Schoeps MK4V (at SBD, PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA>>Zoom F8>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CC (align, mix down, compression, fades)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects, image)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:08:31]
01 Kula Yuga Blues
02 Taste
03 Be A Fish
04 Two Planes
05 Crossover
06 Out of Reach
07 Straw Dog
08 My Eyes Out
09 Under the Pines
10 Moment to Moment

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Mission of Burma: January 18, 2013 Bowery Ballroom – Flac/MP3/Streaming

January 20, 2013

[photos by PSquared Photography courtesy of brooklynvegan]

Mission of Burma has accomplished a singular feat among rock acts. They are both one of the seminal and most influential early post-punk bands and also one of the most compelling current purveyors of the genre. At Bowery Ballroom on Friday night, both aspects of the band’s catalog were on display. MOB is currently playing shows featuring their newest album Unsound (Fire Records), and the setlist included six of the album’s eleven tracks. The new material was seamlessly mixed in the set with older material, going all the way back to the earliest single “Nu Disco”, the band’s best known early song “Academy Fight Song”, and one of their best covers (from The Horrible Truth) the Stooges “1970” (streaming below). Throughout the night what was on display was the band’s singular proficiency at their instruments. Roger Miller’s genre-defining guitar work, Peter Prescott’s aggressive drumming and Clint Conley’s angular bass work define this band’s legendary sound. But also on this tour the band’s has been accompanied by a horn duo, and as is traditional, tape wizard Bob Weston joined on bass for the final encore “Good, Not Great” (also streaming below). Mission of Burma doesn’t really “tour” as much as they play a handful of shows in spurts throughout the year. NYC was the final show of January, but the band will return for three shows in the Southeast in March.

I recorded this set with the four microphone rig from the balcony rail and the sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “1970 (Stooges cover)”:

Stream “Good, Not Great”:

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Mission Of Burma
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

Digital Master
Four-Track Audience Recording
Recorded from Balcony Railing

Sennheiser MKH-8040 Cardioids + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

[Total Time 1:15:05]
01 Second Television
02 Fell – H20
03 7s
04 Donna Sumeria
05 Sectionals in Mourning
06 2wice
07 Nu Disco
08 This Is Hi-Fi
09 What They Tell Me
10 ADD in Unison
11 Dead Pool
12 This Is Not a Photograph
13 Absent Mind
14 Red
15 1 2 3 Partyy
16 1970 [Stooges]
17 [encore break and loops]
18 Academy Fight Song
19 Spiders Web
20 Good Not Great

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Bardo Pond: November 19, 2011 Death By Audio – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

November 29, 2011

[iphone photo by acidjack]

Bardo Pond belongs to a select group of contemporary bands that are beyond categorization. Arguably their nearest contemporaries are Godspeed, but even that is an imperfect comparison. Bardo performs sweeping guitar based soundscapes, but within a song structure. At Death By Audio last weekend, the band performed a representative hour-long set to a modest but enthusiastic crowd. Along with 285 Kent, DBA has become a primary Brooklyn DIY venue with an upgraded sound system and excellent staff. The atmosphere was perfect for the Bardo show, as the relaxed approach and positive energy in the venue seemed to motivate the band. In fact, lead singer/flutist Isobel Sollenberger thanked the venue several times throughout the show. The highlight of the set was the finale, a thirteen minute version of “The Stars Behind”, which seems to encapsulate all that makes Bardo so compelling — melodic guitar intro, sweet vocals, and a slow-building powerful crescendo that crashes into an electronic outro. Its streaming below.

acidjack and I recorded this set by attaching a pair of DPA 4061 omnidirectional microphones to the low ceiling about ten feet in front of the stage, and mixed with a fine soundboard feed. The results are outstanding. Enjoy!

Stream “The Stars Behind”:

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This recording is now available to download in FLAC and MP3 at [HERE].

Bardo Pond
Death By Audio
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + DPA 4061s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper and acidjack 2011-11-27

[Total Time 1:11:01]
01 [soundcheck jam]
02 Limerick
03 Just Once
04 Rumination
05 Tommy Gun Angel
06 Cracker Wrist
07 Isle
08 Fur
09 Don’t Know About You
10 The Stars Behind

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