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Oberhofer: October 1, 2011 Monster Island Farewell BBQ – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

October 19, 2011
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[photo by Chris Becker courtesy of Impose Magazine]

On a rainy and dreary October day, with Monster Island padlocked behind it, River Avenue became the makeshift concert spot for a bittersweet celebration of seven years of perhaps the best DIY shows that Brooklyn has ever seen. Monster Island Basement was a venue that we visited often, and recorded everything we saw there. The excellent performances we experienced litter this site. We also presented a show there in the Spring of 2009. As he has for its entire seven year existence, the ubiquitous presence of ToddP was the first person we saw when we turned onto River Avenue that morning to record the entire event. Per his tradition, the ToddP Acoustic BBQ is a neverending parade of local DIY talent who perform brief ten minute sets. On this day, it was 36 bands, with everyone from the electronic noise of openers White Sun, to the slide-blues of Ezekial Healy, the poetry of Eliza and Parry, the folk of Katie Eastburn, the spoken word performance by DJ Dog Dick, and a million other genres. We recorded 29 acts, as the persistent rains brought the action inside for periods of time. Of those acts, perhaps the most impressive was the kinetic energy of Oberhofer, whose 3-song set was both entertaining and engaging for the obvious talent that Brad Oberhofer projects. In a raw acoustic setting without the benefit of the bells and whistles of sound effects, the artist and their talent stand naked. In that setting Oberhofer shined performing three songs — including two of his own compositions and a tongue in cheek cover of Kanye West.

This show was the most difficult circumstances under which I’ve ever recorded. The weather was an issue all day, and the “stage” was continually shifted, so that we were left with having the pick up the microphone stand and move it often. For this particular set, the artist remained in one location (you can see our microphones in the photo) and played at a decent acoustic volume. As a result, although you can hear some wind noise, the overall sound quality is quite excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “I Could Go”:

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Oberhofer
2011-10-01
Monster Island Farewell Acoustic BBQ
Brooklyn, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded on Stage

Neumann KM-150s + DPA 4021’s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2011-10-20

Setlist:
[Total Time 11:24]
01 Away FRM U
02 I Could Go
03 Runaway [Kayne West]

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Oneida: June 19, 2011 Secret Project Robot (Absolute II Set) – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

July 26, 2011
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[photo by martin glenn & julie ruiz from A Horse With No Name Photography]

The third piece of Oneida’s Thank Your Parents trilogy was released in June, and the band performed each of the three albums of the project on the same weekend. We previously posted recordings of the Preteen Weaponry set, and the Rated O set. The final piece was performed at the very unique hour of daybreak, which in June amounted to 4:45 a.m on a Sunday. While some of the participants (namely the band) stayed up all night from the Saturday full-day jam session, I decided to make a fresh day of the event, went to bed early on Saturday night and set the alarm for 4 a.m. When I arrived at Monster Island pre-dawn, I expected a virtually empty room, sans band and diehards. Quite to the contrary, the main space at Secret Project Robot was loaded with all-nighters and a few early risers and was essentially a filled room. As the sun rose and reflected off the Brooklyn side of the East River, Absolute II was played in its entirety. This is difficult music to comprehend on a first listen, but as the sunlight seeped in through the open door on River Street, it was an appropriate sublime soundtrack to accompany the brain haze of an early Sunday daybreak seen through the eyes of the sleep deprived. The entire Thank Your Parents trilogy is a unique musical accomplishment from a band that has spent the last decade and a half inventing new ways to express its infinite musical potential.

I recorded this same in the same manner as the previous two sets, with the Neumanns mounted at the soundboard and mixed with a modest soundboard feed. The sound quality is representative of the performance. Enjoy!

Stream “Gray Area”:

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Oneida
2011-06-19
Secret Project Robot
Brooklyn, NY USA

The Absolute II Set

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 16bit 44.1kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2010-07-26

Setlist:
[Total Time 55:00]
01 Pre Human
02 Horizons
03 Gray Area
04 Absolute II

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