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Acid Mothers Temple: April 19, 2013 Mercury Lounge – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

April 21, 2013
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[Photos by acidjack – sorry they aren’t very good]

Seeing Acid Mothers Temple has become a bit of a yearly tradition for me, and it’s one worth keeping. No two shows by the legendary Japanese psych-rock band are alike, and this one at the Mercury Lounge on Friday night was extra-special due to the introduction of two as-yet-untitled songs from the band’s forthcoming album. The rest of the set was the usual dazzling display of the band’s improvisational talent, with this tour’s version of “Pink Lady Lemonade” jamming into “Om Riff” and back into “Pink Lady Lemonade” anchoring the middle of the set, plus a killer rendition of “Cometary Orbital Drive”. As with the Knitting Factory show I captured last year, the band ended this 90-minute set with “Chinese Flying Saucer”, sending the exhausted late-night crowd home happy. Until next year, enjoy this dose of Acid Mothers Temple!

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK41 supercardiod microphones in our usual spot in the venue, plus a soundboard feed from a longtime Mercury house engineer. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

This NYCTaper recording is being hosted on the Live Music Archive.  You can stream the entire show by clicking the song titles below.

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Acid Mothers Temple
2013-04-19
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY USA

Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK41 (PAS, slightly ROC)>KCY>Z-PFA>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard)>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (adjust levels, mix down)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, EQ)>Audacity 3.0 (tracking, fades, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time: 1:30:55] (Thanks to the band for the corrected song titles)
01 [new song 1] Space Speed Suicide
02 [banter1]
03 Dark Stars In the Dazzling Sky In Search of Lost Divine Ark
04 [banter2]
05 Pink Lady Lemonade>
06 Om Riff>
07 Pink Lady Lemonade
08 Cometary Orbital Drive
09 [encore break]
10 Chinese Flying Saucer

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Zoned Out: March 28, 2013 Union Pool – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

April 16, 2013
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[Photos by acidjack]

Little is known to date about the Brooklyn band Zoned Out, though they have quietly been building a following around town. Featuring current and former members of La Otracina, Grateful Dead cover band Dead Tape, Titan, Polygamist and Mirror Queen, they serve up deep multi-part psych meditations grounded in the rock aesthetic. For this Union Pool show, the band played under the swirling light show of Planetary Projections, adding to the otherworldly vibe of the night. Expect to see a new album from these guys, as well as more Brooklyn dates, soon.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK5 cardiod microphones from our usual position in the venue, along with an excellent soundboard feed from the house engineer, Patrick. The sound is excellent.  Enjoy!

Stream “Smoke Signals”

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Zoned Out
2013-03-28
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK5 (DFC, DINa)>KC5>CMC6>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard (engineer: Patrick)>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down)>Audacity 3.0 (set fades, EQ, tracking, upward compression, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Feathers of the Wild Cloud outro>
02 Bigger Funner>
03 Feathers of the Wild Cloud
04 Eyes Within A Dream>Gypsy Dance>Eyes Within A Dream
05 [tuning]
06 Smoke Signals
07 Woodland Blues

If you enjoyed this recording, be on the lookout for more from Zoned Out, including a new record, in the near future.  

Sky Picnic: March 28, 2013 Union Pool – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

April 4, 2013
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[Photos by acidjack]

Sky Picnic is the psych-driven rock band fronted by guitarist/vocalist Chris Sherman and bassist Leah Cinnamon, who on this night were joined by drummer Russell Wahlquist, who did an admirable job filling in for band regular Pete Meriwether.  This Union Pool show was made extra memorable by the liquid light show of Planetary Projections, who coated what is usually a drably lit shade with intense swirls of color.  Sky Picnic play a more vocal-driven brand of psychedelic rock, as well as using tighter arrangements on certain songs in addition to the typical sprawling songs typical of the style. The result is a slightly more pop-driven sound with songs that have more individual character than those of some of their contemporaries. This set consisted mostly of songs from their Paint Me A Dream LP, plus a longer, older number called “Universal Mind Decoder”.  Paint Me A Dream is still available in limited quantities on vinyl from the band’s bandcamp page, plus download options.  Sky Picnic plan to have some more local gigs in the coming months, so check back at their facebook page for updates.

I recorded this set in our usual manner in the venue, with Schoeps MK5 microphones and a soundboard feed from the house engineer, Patrick. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Rippled”

Direct download of the complete show: [MP3] | [FLAC]

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Sky Picnic
2013-03-28
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK5 (cardiod, DINa, DFC)>KC5>CMC6>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard (engineer: Patrick)>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, reverb on vox)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, exciter)>Audacity 3.0 (set fades, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Translucent Lucy
02 Paint Me A Dream
03 Freak Out Ethel
04 [banter]
05 Dream Yourself Away
06 Rippled
07 Universal Mind Decoder

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White Hills: June 14, 2012 NYCTaper Northside Showcase at 285 Kent – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

June 20, 2012
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[Photos by Jill at For the Love of Brooklyn]

it seemed that the NYCTaper 2012 Northside Festival showcase provided an ideal time for bands to try out different sets and arrangements and be a bit more adventurous with their setlists and performance. White Hills, who I had seen more recently than the other bands who played, gave a set that focused on some of their classic, most exploration-friendly numbers, and duly impressed both first-timers and White Hills vets. We knew we were in for something special when “Song of Everything” from the band’s latest LP, Frying on this Rock, was the second song in the set, flowing straight into “You Dream You See” from that same record. But the track that followed, “Let the Right One In” from the band’s 2010 record, White Hills, was what sealed it for me as my favorite White Hills set yet, with its slow build to its cosmic climax. The closer, “Polvere  de Stelle”, also from White Hills, was equally a highlight. The Hills are the type of band that always keeps things interesting, and even in this festival-length format, they were able to give us that and more.

nyctaper and I recorded this set with Sennheiser MKH-8040 mics in our usual spot in the venue, plus Audio Technica 3031 mics at the stage lip and a soundboard feed.  The resulting wall of sound is an outstanding representation of the night. Enjoy!

Special thanks to Thrill Jockey Records and White Hills for playing the show. You can download other sets from the NYCTaper Showcase as well, including EULA and Rhyton.  

Stream “Let the Right One In”

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White Hills
2012-06-14
NYCTaper Northside Festival Showcase
285 Kent
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded by nyctaper and acidjack
Produced by acidjack

Audio Technica 3031 (stage lip, NOS)>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Sennheiser MKH-8040 (ROC, 8ft, PAS) + Soundboard >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>3x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown, adjust levels, EQ and compression on SBD)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, tube effect)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify and balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 32:35]
01 Pads of Light
02 Song of Everything
03 You Dream You See
04 Let the Right One In
05 The Condition of Nothing
06 Polvere de Stelle

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The Black Angels: July 15, 2011 Maxwell’s – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

July 22, 2011
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[Photos by acidjack]

Shows at Maxwell’s are always a treat, in no small part because you get to spend quality time with a relatively “big” band in a venue much smaller than they normally play (we caught them at Bowery Ballroom not too long ago).  This show by The Black Angels – in town for a series of shows, including headlining the 4Knots Festival – fit that description.  Packing the 200-capacity room, the Angels blew out the room with their layered, reverb-heavy sound.  One could be forgiven for thinking they were a band out of Manchester or thereabouts rather than one of America’s top music towns, Austin, Texas – their baggy sound shares as much commonality with mid-90s UK rock as it does with the “psychedelic rock” tag the band usually finds stuck to them.  This set proved that the band could rock like a huge band even in a small room (and without the killer light show they had last time), with the big rockers like “Black Grease” getting obvious love from the Friday night crowd.  Unsurprisingly, the set focused heavily on their 2010 record, Phosphene Dream, which has earned them proper critical acclaim.  I could hope to see them again at Maxwell’s in the near future, but let’s face it, this band is probably headed for Terminal 5 (and good for them).

hi and lo and I recorded this set with a four-mic mix from our usual spot in the venue.  The band’s sound engineer would not permit us to utilize a soundboard feed, but the sound is nonetheless excellent.  Enjoy!

Stream “Entrance Song”:

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This recording is now available as FLAC or MP3 download at Archive.org [HERE].

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The Black Angels
2011-07-15
Maxwell’s
Hoboken, NJ USA

Recorded for nyctaper.com by acidjack and hi and lo
Produced by acidjack

Equipment: DPA 4021>EAA PSP2 + Schoeps mk41>CMR>tinybox >> Tascam DR-680 (24/48)
Position: LOC, clamp to right corner of soundboard booth, mics at 7.5ft, 4021’s PAS, mk41s DINa
Mastering: 2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (EQ DPA source, mixdown, set fades, EQ, smooth peaks, tracking, amplify and balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 You On the Run
02 Bad Vibrations
03 The Prodigal Sun
04 Entrance Song
05 Doves
06 [tuning/crowd]
07 Black Grease
08 The Haunting at 1300 McKinley
09 The Sniper
10 Better Off Alone
11 Telephone
12 Science Killer
13 Young Men Dead
14 [encore break]
15 Bloodhounds On My Trail
16 Phosphene Dream

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