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The Body / Full of Hell: September 9, 2016 Market Hotel

September 12, 2016

[screenshots courtesy of Frank from Pit Full of Shit]

Earlier this year, two of metal’s premiere bands collaborated on an album with exceptional results. The release of One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache (Neurot Recordings) was met with universally positive reviews and fortunately a tour would soon follow. The Body and Full of Hell are from different regions and offer different takes on the genre, with The Body’s New England (Providence based) sludge complimenting the mid-Atlantic (Maryland based) grindcore from Full of Hell. The tour reached Market Hotel on Friday night and the results were as you might expect — a stage filled with bodies and a sound churning with sturm und drang. The set was culled partially from the album, but also included a couple of individual band numbers and one very cool cover of Devo’s “Gates of Steel”. Both bands have an excellent history of collaboration — including two superb albums of The Body with Thou, and Full of Hell’s recent work with Merzbow. But this melding of the minds reached full peak at Market Hotel with an intensity not often witnessed at the many shows we see. But sadly, as the bands return to their separate careers, we are not likely to see a repeat of Friday’s show soon again. Indeed, the final show of this collaborative tour took place Saturday in Providence.

I recorded this set with the installed AT mics in the venue mixed with an outstanding feed provided by house FOH Jason Kelly. The sound quality is quite excellent. Enjoy!

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The Body / Full of Hell
Market Hotel
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Upfront Audience

Soundboard [Engineer: Jason Kelly] + Audio Technica 4051 > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

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[Total Time 32:03]
01 One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache
02 Bottled Urn
03 World of Hope and No Pain
04 Himmel und Holle
05 Empty Hearth – Thrum in the Deep
06 The Little Death
07 Gates of Steel [Devo]
08 [encore break]
09 Cestoda

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Eidetic Seeing: July 9, 2015 The Acheron – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

July 24, 2015


Eidetic Seeing have been a fixture in the Brooklyn underground for a few years now, on the strength of two excellent full-lengths. It’s been a stretch since the band’s most recent, 2014’s Against Nature, so it’s not surprising that this set at The Acheron in “East Williamsburg” featured three new songs to go with a tease of Against Nature’s “K2.” This band succeeds by focusing on the strength of the interplay among the members, which is led by Sean Forleza’s intricate guitar work. If you see the places where they play — Acheron is basically a miniature St. Vitus (a compliment if there ever was one) — Eidetic Seeing seem comfortable in the company of heavy bands, but what they’re doing is much more than “stoner metal” or “psych rock” or whatever tag you want to affix to it. This set was perhaps the most entertaining yet of those we have covered for the site, as Forleza, Danilo Randjic-Coleman, and drummer Paul Feitzinger melded these songs into a single piece whose dynamism couldn’t be denied. We hope to hear these songs and more new material from the band soon!

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK4V microphones in front of the soundboard, with a light amount of soundboard feed to augment the vocals. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

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Eidetic Seeing
The Acheron
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Schoeps MK4V>KCY>Z-PFA + Soundboard>>Roland R-26>2x24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down, compression)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, EQ)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 17 Pounder
02 Wanderlust
03 K2 Intro
04 No Cops

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Melvins: June 6, 2011 Music Hall of Williamsburg – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

June 10, 2011

[Photos by Greg Cristman.  Used with permission.  All rights reserved]

My last Melvins show had nothing on the epic 25th anniversary show that we also recorded (both recordings available here), where the band did a full run-through of their most famous album, Houdini, and a gaggle of other songs in a two and a half hour set.  So naturally, I was anxious to see them again at these shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg, where the band promised run-throughs of multiple albums per night.  On this first of the two nights, the band played material from three of their records, the classic Lysol, the somewhat less-known Eggnog, and finally, Houdini.  The venue’s sound system – arguably the best in tri-state area – was a highlight in and of itself as it pumped out the bone-rattling levels of sound from the band.  Unlike the 25th anniversary show, this show was all business, with the band doing a first set consisting of a mix of Eggnog and Lysol tracks that closed with an epic “Sacrifice” without a single second of banter.  This set of longer, sludgier songs set a (relatively) mellow tone to preface the blistering second set, consisting entirely of tracks from Houdini.  By the end of the kickoff track of the second set, “Hag Me,” the floor was a sea of bodies, and it stayed that way through the very last song, “Spread Eagle Beagle,” which closed out, appropriately, with the band’s dual drummers pounding the skins alone onstage.  Once again, the Melvins brought the epic noise… leaving us hungry for night two.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps microphones on the center of the balcony, running into a custom analog preamp to provide more detail and warmth to the recording.  The results are outstanding and reflect the incredible sound in the room.

Night two was also recorded and will be posted soon.

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Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Equipment: Schoeps Mk41>CMC6>Oade M248>Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod] (24/48)
Position: Balcony, DFC, mics on extension arm aimed down PAS
Mastering: 24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (set fades, tracking, light EQ on set II only (-1dB below ~250Hz)

SET I: Eggnog and Lysol [57:44]
01 [Set I Intro]
02 Charmicarmicat: Bastards
03 Lysol (aka Hung Bunny)>
04 Roman Dog Bird
05 Hog Leg: Like Stee, Moanin Ludlow
06 Antioxidote: Pigs Don’t Let It
07 Wispy: I Don’t Know But I Don’t Feel So Good
08 With Teeth
09 Second Coming>The Ballad of Dwight Frye [Alice Cooper]
10 Sacrifice

SET II: Houdini [56:27]
11 [Set II Intro]
12 Hag Me
13 Pearl Bomb
14 Hooch
15 Honey Bucket
16 Night Goat
17 Lizzy
18 Goin’ Blind
19 Joan of Arc
20 Set Me Straight
21 Sky Pup
22 Teet
23 Copache
24 Spread Eagle Beagle

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