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Ultimate Painting: December 7, 2016 Bowery Ballroom

December 12, 2016

Our own acidjack was early on the bandwagon for Ultimate Painting, as he captured the band back in 2014 and raved about their debut album. The British neo-psych quartet is now three records into their career and just completed a headlining tour with twelve US dates in support of their newest release, Dusk (Trouble In Mind Records). The tour’s final date was last week at Bowery Ballroom and if the crowd was not packed, it was notable for the music luminaries in attendance — Matador Records co-founder Gerard Cosloy, Rolling Stone’s senior editor David Fricke, Stereogum founder Scott Lapatine, and brooklynvegan’s Bill Pearis.

Ultimate Painting’s set was a seventy-minute exercise in precision and synchronicity. The band’s two protagonists, Jack Cooper and James Hoare share vocal and lead-guitar duties and both are superb performers. The other aspect of the band’s success is the songwriting. The songs can be tight and guitar driven psych-pop, but when the band wants to open up and explore, they remain focused and in synch. While Ultimate Painting does borrow stylistically from the mid-60s London scene, the music also shows influences from the US — the Velvets and Television in particular. Among contemporary comparisons, I hear similarities to White Fence and Courtney Barnett (“Central Park Blues” in particular). The band worked through a nice selection of numbers from all three of their albums before ending the set with a sixteen-minute extended version of “Ten Street” that capped off the show in fine fashion.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps cards in the balcony mixed with Kenny’s outstanding feed. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

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Ultimate Painting
Bowery Ballroom
New York NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [Engineer: Kenny Lienhardt] + Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Edirol R-44 (Oade Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (post-production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

[Total Time 1:07:14]
01 Ultimate Painting
02 Rolling in the Deep End
03 Riverside
04 Bills
05 Song for Brian Jones
06 (I’ve Got The) Sanctioned Blues
07 I’m Set Free
08 [banter – band intro]
09 Break the Chain
10 Lead the Way
11 Monday Morning Somewhere Central
12 Central Park Blues
13 Sweet Chris
14 Ten Street

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Luna: July 31, 2015 London UK – Flac/MP3/Streaming

September 16, 2015

[photo courtesy of A Head Full of Wishes fan site]

We are extremely fortunate the Luna UK Tour in August has been so well documented. The first point of departure is the excellent fan site A Head Full of Wishes, which has compiled all the setlists, photos, video clips, and an extremely entertaining series of first person accounts of the tour. The stories contain multiple characters, including our own personal hero Kubacheck who taped this show and also the next night in Leeds (that we posted here). The HFOW post regarding this London show described the writer’s personal experiences and includes some recollections of the show itself. What’s not captured in the review — but is all over this recording — is the boisterous and animated crowd. Normally, this would be the bane of the taper’s existence, but for this night the crowd was entirely involved in the show and showed their great appreciation of the band. And for that, we can’t complain. The show itself was a rager from start to finish with a strong setlist similar to the recent shows. Among the numbers perhaps the lack of personal favorite “California” was offset by the inclusion of the not-always-played “Lost in Space”, but overall the existence of three encore songs tells us a lot about this excellent London night.

The Luna shows in NYC in October are only three weeks away. We can’t wait.

Kubacheck recorded this show in the same manner as the Leeds concert and the sound quality is equally superb, different only due to the specifics of the larger venue. Enjoy!

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The Garage
London UK

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from FOB

MBHO 603a – KA-500 > Naiant Tinybox > Roland R-05 > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, EQ, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded by Kubacheck
Produced by nyctaper

[Total Time 1:27:36]
01 Slide
02 Chinatown
03 Sideshow by the Seashore
04 Malibu Love Nest
05 Tiger Lily
06 This Time Around
07 Friendly Advice
08 Tracy I Love You
09 [banter – oldest tshirt]
10 Cindy Tastes of Barbecue
11 Lost in Space
12 Bobby Peru
13 Moon Palace
14 23 Minutes in Brussels
15 [encore break]
16 Anesthesia
17 Blue Thunder
18 Indian Summer

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