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Man Forever: June 14, 2017 Brooklyn Music School

June 26, 2017

[photo by Sarah Richardson]

Its not news to our readers that Kid Millions is one of this site’s favorite musicians, both as a member of site-regulars Oneida and as a solo artist under the moniker of Man Forever. We’ve chronicled Man Forever from their days as a team of drummers, through the addition of accompanying musicians, to its present incarnation. For the latest album, Kid compiled a roster of prime musicians and created a work of great imagination and invention that truly transports Man Forever to it ultimate fruition. Play What They Want (Thrill Jockey) is more than just a collection of Kid’s friends — Laurie Anderson, Yo La Tengo, and Mary Lattimore included — its a realization of a career of the scene’s ultimate percussionist as composer. The album is a musician at the peak of his compositional talents.

For the album’s release show at the most-appropriate setting of the Brooklyn Music School, Kid Millions brought together many of the album’s players (but none of the celebrities) as a profoundly talented orchestra. Among the many players too numerous to list in its entirety, there was the percussion group TIGUE, the harp of Brandee Younger, the vocals of Nina Dante and Nick Hallett, and the lively lead bass of Brandon Lopez. Kid introduces everyone on the recording and rest assured that this compilation of talent is truly remarkable. The band worked through three of the tracks from Play What They Want and one older piece in a well-paced set of material that touched on elements of jazz, prog and drone and highlighted the natural rhythmic talents of its protagonist.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps mounted in front of the stage and mixed with a superb soundboard feed provided by the talents of house FOH Ben Manley. The result is an outstanding capture with depth and clarity. Enjoy!

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Man Forever
Brooklyn Music School
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + On-Stage Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Schoeps CCM4u’s > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (post production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

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[Total Time 43:53]
01 [introduction]
02 You Were Never Here
03 Ten Thousand Things
04 The Clear Realization
05 Twin Torches
06 [outro]

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Man Forever: July 14, 2011 Union Pool – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Stream of Entire Set

July 19, 2011

[Photo by acidjack]

We make no secret of the love we have here at NYCTaper for all things Oneida, and that definitely extends to their prodigy of a drummer, Kid Millions and his side project Man Forever.  Man Forever explores the more ambient side of Millions’ musical powers while still focusing on his incredible drum skills.  This show was one continuous 30-minute piece, with Millions and another drummer banging out a dense, seemingly endless polyrhythm on a single shared drum, while two keyboardists (including Oneida’s own Bobby Matador) added slow-burning keyboard effects.  Like most Man Forever shows, this was a one-time offering; it was a radical departure from the group’s previous performance in the space, when Millions brought out a five-guitar ensemble to perform an entirely different composition.  This is an excellent multi-source capture of this unique performance that should not be missed by fans of Millions and Oneida’s work.

hi and lo and I recorded this set with two sets of mics – Schoeps supercardiods in a tight pattern clamped to the edge of the soundboard, plus spaced AKG large-diaphragm microphones split on either side of the board on the balcony in wide cardiod mode – plus a soundboard feed.  The sound is outstanding.  Enjoy!

Man Forever shared a bill at this show with Weird Owl and White Hills. Weird Owl will be posted shortly.  We are awaiting permission from White Hills to post that recording and hope to be able to offer it as well.

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Man Forever
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY USA

Recorded by acidjack and hi and lo for
Produced by acidjack

Equipment: AKG C414 B-XLS (wide cardiod mode)>Oade M248 + Schoeps mk41>CMR>tinybox + Soundboard >> Tascam DR-680 (24/48)
Position: AKGs split 6′ on balcony, Schoeps DINa on balcony, DFC
Mastering: 3x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (mixdown, set fades, amplify and balance)>FLAC Level 8

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