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Psychic Ills: November 9, 2012 Knitting Factory – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

November 26, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack]

The Brooklyn band Psychic Ills hit the Knitting Factory a few weeks ago along with compadres Guardian Alien (recording HERE)  and Starring (recording coming soon) in preparation for the wide-ranging tour of China they have now embarked upon. By the look and sound of things, the foursome were ready to go, as they weaved together the druggy, deep grooves they have become known for under hushed lights. The band’s most recent effort, and first for Sacred Bones, Hazed Dream, was the most-represented on this night, with the band leading off with three fifths of that record’s excellent A side, including their most “poppy” (by their standards) number, “Mind Daze”. Along with the Hazed Dream material, the other half of the set touched down at various points from the band’s back catalog, with two songs from 2006’s Dins, “Diamond City” from their 2005 Mental Violence II EP, and “Way Of” from the largely misunderstood Mirror Eye joining the band’s most recent single, “Take Me With You”, which they released on a split 7-inch with Moon Duo earlier this year. While the “psychedelic rock” genre (massively broad as it now is) usually relies upon setting a mood, the Ills take things further in that direction than most, serving up the set as a more or less unified piece of music with guitar transitions instead of stage banter, substituting their songs’ evolutions and contrasts in tone and tempo for big, room-rocking singles. Expect a new record from the Ills next year, which we hope to continue with the strong style established on Hazed Dream. 

I recorded this set with MBHO KA200N cardiod microphones and an excellent soundboard feed by Rob from the Knitting Factory.  The sound is excellent.  Enjoy!

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Psychic Ills
2012-11-09
Knitting Factory
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

MBHO KA200N>MBP603>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard (engineer: Rob) >> Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audition (mix down)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ)>Audacity 3.0 (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 [intro]
02 Midnight Moon
03 Mind Daze *
04 Incense Head
05 Electriclife
06 The Way Of
07 January Rain
08 Ring Finger *
09 Diamond City
10 Take Me With You
11 I’ll Follow You Through The Floor

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Psychic Ills, visit their website, and purchase Hazed Dream from Sacred Bones Records [HERE]

Psychic Ills: October 31, 2011 Music Hall of Williamsburg – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

November 3, 2011
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[Photo by acidjack]

For some, Halloween means dressing up in an ironic/slut/wacky costume, and then hitting various bars acting like a jackass – which is totally cool by me. But for those seeking a tad more structure on a Monday Halloween night (and somewhere more interesting to wear said costume), Music Hall of Williamsburg offered an ideal bill of bands with a dark, psychedelic vibe – gothmeisters Exitmusic (our Glasslands recording of them here), headliners The Black Angels (our most recent recording of them here), and in the middle of the bill, the beloved NYC psychedelic outfit Psychic Ills. The band’s hypnotic new effort Hazed Dream, on Sacred Bones Records, has been a favorite of mine since it came out, and this show promised an early opportunity to hear the new material in action on MHOW’s powerful sound system. Dressed in full costume, the band launched into the first three tracks off of Hazed Dream to set a trippy mood, particularly during the Eastern-influenced “Incense Head”. Hazed Dream is the band’s most focused, “song-driven” record to date, and the live show backed that up, with the band mostly eschewing improvisation (other than in song transitions) and letting these tight compositions speak for themselves. Some say the Ills and like-minded bands (i.e., Wooden Shjips) are best enjoyed in a mind-altered state. Drugs or not, Halloween made for the perfect night to try that theory on. And yes, they and Halloween were indeed a good fit.

I recorded this set with DPA 4061 omnidirectional microphones, which produce a full, natural sound. The results are excellent. Enjoy!

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Psychic Ills
2011-10-31
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com

DPA 4061>CA-UBB>Sony PCM-M10 (24/44.1)>24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify and balance, light EQ)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Midnight Moon
02 Mind Daze
03 Incense Head
04 Sungaze
05 [unknown]
06 [unknown]
07 Meta
08 I’ll Follow You Through the Floor

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