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Eleven Twenty Nine: July 23, 2016 Trans-Pecos

August 15, 2016
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The beautiful thing about seeing a Tom Carter-related project is you never quite know what you’re going to get, but you know it will be transportive. It could be anything from his trio set with Chris Corsano and Carter Thornton late last year, to his ambient/drone work with Barry Weisblat, to one of his haunting solo guitar sets — whatever you see, you will be glad you did. On this night, we saw one of Carter’s best-loved projects, Eleven Twenty Nine, originally a collaboration with fellow guitarist Marc Orleans which has yielded an impressive album on Northern Spy Records and a followup on Drawing Room Records.

For this special performance at Trans-Pecos, Carter and Orleans were joined by Jimy SeiTang on bass and Rob Smith on drums, both of whom have seen time in our favorites Rhyton. The set consisted of three distinct improvisational pieces, each a rich, engaging tapestry of sound that blended the aesthetics of rock, free jazz and ambient music in the way for which these players have become known. What is an undulating, complex beast of a song, composed improvisationally out of many disciplines becomes a transcendent whole. Witness, for example, the climactic guitar at the end of the first piece, or the subtle, searching quality to the beginning of the last. You can certainly enjoy hearing it happen on a recording, but seeing these guys do their thing live is without parallel.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK22 microphones up front, Naiant X-X microphones onstage, and a soundboard feed. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

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Eleven Twenty-Nine
2016-07-23
Trans-Pecos
Queens, NY

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK22 (FOB, ROC)>KCY>Z-PFA + Soundboard + Naiant X-X (3’ split, onstage)>>Zoom F8>3x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down, fades, compression)>Izotope Ozone 5 (image, EQ, exciter)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Track
01 Improvisation 1
02 Improvisation 2
03 Improvisation 3

Musicians
Tom Carter – Guitar
Marc Orleans – Guitar
Jimy SeiTang – Bass
Rob Smith – Drums

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Tom Carter, Chris Corsano, Carter Thornton: December 5, 2015 Trans-Pecos (Solo and Trio Sets)

December 9, 2015
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These are the moments that Trans-Pecos was meant for: daring performances by a crew of avant-garde artists, coming together at the night’s endpoint for a brave and spectacular jam. If you’re not familiar with these players, Tom Carter has appeared on this site several times. The experimental guitarist and co-founder of the band Charalambides continued his long tradition of exceptional work with this year’s Long Time Underground, released earlier this year by Three Lobed Recordings. Carter Thornton, who I hadn’t had the pleasure of seeing before, is a “guitarist” of a sort, but also a builder of instruments and master manipulator of electronic sounds. He’s appeared with a number of well-know underground acts, including fellow Three Lobed alums Enos Slaughter and Gnaw, a doom metal supergroup of sorts. And Chris Corsano — who we saw all over the place during the 2012 Hopscotch Music Festival as its “resident improviser” — is a drum innovator who turns most people’s conception of that instrument on its head.

This night featured each of the three players performing a solo set, with Thornton followed by Carter and then Corsano. Thornton played two new compositions, “Right Turn on Green” and “Who Shot JR” followed by Carter performing a new short improv and two Long Time Underground tracks. Corsano’s improvisation was, as expected, an otherworldly experience, but even that had to take a back seat to the first-time-ever trio performance that followed, when the group combined to create a dense composition featuring electronic sounds, guitars and Corsano’s drumming, which the group is calling “Twelve-Five.” This is something that’ll reward repeat listens, as the careful listener can pick out the roles each of the artists is filling at different times during the performance. We are thrilled to share all of these unique pieces of music.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK4V microphones at the stage lip, mixed at certain times with the soundboard feed to bolster the electronic sound. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

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Carter Thornton
2015-12-05
Trans-Pecos
Queens, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK4V (stage lip)>KC5>CMC6>Zoom F8>24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Right Turn On Green
02 Who Shot JR?

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Tom Carter
2015-12-05
Trans-Pecos
Queens, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK4V (stage lip)>KC5>CMC6>Zoom F8>24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 “Colors for Jack”
02 August Is All
03 Beauty Draws the Seed

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Chris Corsano
2015-12-05
Trans-Pecos
Queens, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK4V (stage lip)>KC5>CMC6>Zoom F8>24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 improvisation

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Tom Carter-Chris Corsano-Carter Thornton
2015-12-05
Trans-Pecos
Queens, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK4V (stage lip)>KC5>CMC6+Soundboard>Zoom F8>24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Twelve-Five

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Tom Carter: June 28, 2015 Trans-Pecos – FLAC/MP3/Stream

July 13, 2015
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The last time we caught up with Tom Carter, he was playing as a duo with Barry Weisblat at the small South Slope bar, Freddy’s. That was a particularly out set that I’m still trying to wrap my head around, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when Carter took the stage a couple weeks ago at Trans-Pecos, heading a bill that featured guitar savant Bill Orcutt (his set here) and the percussion/guitar duo 75 Dollar Bill. Carter’s improvised set is a spacey, thirty-eight minute guitar journey of three to four distinct but linked movements punctuated by quiet, meditative transitions. Carter is a master of this craft and I highly recommend turning up the volume and letting yourself go with this one.

I recorded this set with the AKGs at the stage lip and a soundboard feed from Trans-Pecos FOH Max. The sound and performance are entirely in the zone. Enjoy!

Catch Tom Carter tomorrow night in a duo with Pat Murano at Trans-Pecos! Facebook event here.

I would also be remiss not to mention some new music from Tom Carter coming soon via Three Lobed: the solo double-LP, Long Time Underground. Preorder details should be available soon.

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Tom Carter
2015-06-28
Trans-Pecos
Queens, NY

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Recorded and produced by Eric PH

Soundboard (engineer: Max) + AKG C480B/CK61 (stage lip) > Roland R-26 > 2xWAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, compression, mixdown, normalize) > Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (fades, downsample, dither, tagging) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [38:36]
01. untitled

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Tom Carter / Barry Weisblat Duo: February 24, 2015 FLAC/MP3/Streaming

March 24, 2015
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The guitarist Tom Carter has made a couple of appearances on this site, being one of this city’s most exciting innovators on the instrument. While Carter was already known for his eclectic tastes, both as a solo act and with Charalambides, this combination of Carter and the multi-instrumentalist Barry Weisblat took things further into the out realm. The two appeared at last month’s installment of the “Music From NY Underground: On the Way Out” event held monthly at Freddy’s Bar in Park Slope, and produced an improvisational composition worthy of that title. Weisblat arrived armed with a host of obscure devices able to create a host of tones and textures, to which Carter overlaid his signature guitar sound. The end result was a thought-provoking, almost cinematic drone sequence that was revelatory to see created, but will reward patient repeat listening even more. We are excited to have been able to witness and capture this unique musical interaction, and hope you feel the same.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK5 microphones in the ORTF configuration near the performers, together with a feed from the small PA system mixer. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

For those interested, the next installment of this series happens tonight (March 24, 2015) at Freddy’s. Check it out.

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Tom Carter/Barry Weisblat Duo
2015-02-24
Freddy’s
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK5 (cardiod, DFC, ORTF)>KC5>CMC6 + Soundboard>>Roland R-26>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, fades)>Izotope Ozone 5 (light effects and EQ)>Audacity 2.0.5 (amplify, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 33:28]
01 improvisation

If you enjoyed this recording, please support Tom Carter by buying his music from Wholly Other, the “Buy Music” links at the Help Tom Carter page and visiting the Tom Carter page maintained by Kranky, and please support Barry Weisblat by visiting the Q-02 page for him and checking out his work on the Free Music Archive.

 

Tom Carter: September 6, 2013 Three Lobed / WXDU Day Show, King’s (Raleigh, NC) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 3, 2013
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[Photos by acidjack]

About two or three minutes into “Beauty Draws the Seed”, one of three compositions Tom Carter played at this year’s Three Lobed Recordings / WXDU Day Show during Hopscotch Music Festival, it was clear that this would be a session that would be unforgettable. I have seen Tom play several times, but this afternoon show was special — a day that every artist invited showed up with their absolute best.

Carter’s layered, carefully rendered guitar compositions start to resemble living organisms, expanding and contracting. They exist beyond words, beyond simple emotions. This was a set of profound beauty, Carter’s first solo set in North Carolina. He made it one for the ages.

These songs will be available in 2014 on releases from Three Lobed Recordings as well as an Italian label so new it doesn’t have a name yet. We are not only thankful for what Carter has accomplished to date, but what lies in front of him.

I recorded this set with a soundboard feed customized for this recording and Schoeps MK4V microphones. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

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Tom Carter
2013-09-06
Three Lobed / WXDU Day Show
King’s
Raleigh, NC USA

Schoeps MK4V (onstage)>KC5>CMC6 + Soundboard (custom stereo mix)>Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, adjustments)>Izotope Ozone 5 (tube effect, EQ)>Audacity 2.03 (tracking, fades, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 [intro]
02 Beauty Draws the Seed
03 August Is All
04 Numinous

If you enjoyed these recordings, PLEASE SUPPORT Tom Carter by buying his music from Wholly Other, keeping an eye out for the forthcoming Three Lobed release in 2014, visiting the “Buy Music” links at the Tom Carter page and visiting the Tom Carter page maintained by Kranky.

Tom Carter: May 25, 2013 Mercury Lounge – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

June 10, 2013
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[Photo by acidjack]

After a health scare sidelined him for much of last year, it was especially moving to see the guitar wizard Tom Carter back in action on Memorial Day weekend at Mercury Lounge. The Charalambides guitarist took us on an emotional journey through rare material that began with the “Nancy’s Song” (a renamed version of “Colors For N” from the Whispers to Infinity CD-R), followed by “August Is All” from the Northern Spy Records Clandestine Cassette series, and closing with “Numinous”, a very limited and out-of-print 2010 cassette-only release from Prairie Fire Tapes. While some live recordings can’t capture the magic of being in the room, I like to think this is exactly the kind that rewards repeat listening. The delicate but majestic tones of “Numinous” felt like the right choice for an artist whose comeback should continue going strong.

I recorded this set with a soundboard feed provided by the Mercury Lounge team, plus Schoeps MK41 supercardiod microphones. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Numinous”

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Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request.

Tom Carter
2013-05-25
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK41>KCY>Z-PFA>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard >> Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, adjust levels, mix down)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, EQ)>Audacity 3.0 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( 8 )

Tracks
01 Nancy’s Song
02 August Is All
03 Numinous

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Tom Carter by buying his music from Wholly Other, the “Buy Music” links at the Help Tom Carter page and visiting the Tom Carter page maintained by Kranky.

Chelsea Light Moving: September 12, 2012 285 Kent – Flac/MP3/Streaming

October 24, 2012
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Chelsea Light Moving is Thurston Moore’s new band. As Sonic Youth is on hiatus and has left the future of the band somewhat of a mystery, the various members have pursued their own projects. Thurston chose to debut Chelsea Light Moving with a series of concerts throughout Europe, but their very first show in NYC took place in mid-September at 285 Kent. The show was presented by Issue Project as a Benefit for Tom Carter, which acidjack outlined in his post of the Gunn-Truscinski Duo set from this show. Suffice to say, we applaud the artists who performed for Tom at this show. You too can support Tom by following this link.

Chelsea Light Moving has released four songs at Matador and through various media outlets in anticipation of a full length release later this year, or early next. At 285 Kent, the band began the set with those four songs. We’re streaming “Frank O’Hara Hit” in which Thurston riffs on the concept of having a birthday in July. Its also the most “familiar” sounding song of the bunch for SY fans. The balance of the set consisted of material that has not yet been released, and the song titles are approximated from our research into info about CLM online. The song we’ve titled “I Come to Get Wasted” (at the suggestion of this Spin review of the show) gave Thurston an opportunity to really stretch and his guitar playing on this track is notable for both its aggression and imagination. We expect that Thurston will continue to grow this material and we look forward to the development of this new project.

I recorded this show in the usual manner for this venue. The Sennheiser Cards were mounted near the stage and after requesting and receiving permission to supplement the somewhat boomy room with a board feed, we mixed in about 25% of the board for clarity in the vocals and guitars. The result is an overall excellent recording, as SY’s FOH Aaron mixed this difficult room about as well as anyone has done. Enjoy!

Stream “Frank O’Hara Hit”:

Download the Complete show in MP3 [HERE] or FLAC [HERE]

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request.

Chelsea Light Moving
2012-09-12
285 Kent
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 > (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2012-10-23

Setlist:
[Total Time 47:48]
01 Groovy and Linda
02 Burroughs
03 [tuning]
04 Frank O’Hara Hit
05 Empires of Time
06 Sleeping Where I Fall
07 I Come to Get Wasted
08 [instrumental]
09 [banter]
10 Too Fucking Bad

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Support Thurston Moore and Chelsea Light Moving by visiting the band’s page at Matador Records, the band blog, the Sonic Youth site, and purchasing Thurston’s official releases at the Store [HERE].

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