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Moon Duo: April 27, 2017 Rough Trade NYC

May 7, 2017
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[Photo by Dean Keim]

If psychedelic music aims to be transportive, then Moon Duo’s destination looks something like a Village nightclub featuring the Exploding Plastic Inevitable. Sanae Yamada’s synths swirl together with Riply Johnson’s guitar while drummer John Jeffrey plays with motorik precision. Hypnotic visuals play a game of hiding and showing the musicians. Moon Duo play songs for the dark and urban, and naming their recent two-volume album Occult Architecture underscores the time and place of their music. Song titles like “The Death Set,” “Creepin’,” and “Cult of Moloch” tell you this setting shouldn’t be comforting. Capping off the set is a cover of those most-sinister Stooges: “No Fun” gets washed in synth flourishes while Johnson does his best Iggy. The psychedelic sixties are here.

I recorded this from the soundboard cage with the AKG’s set up in DIN stereo configuration, combined with a board feed courtesy of FOH Terry Mattson and Moon Duo’s touring engineer. The sound is spectacular. Enjoy!

Moon Duo will be back on May 20th to celebrate Sacred Bones’ 10 Anniversary at Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse.

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Moon Duo
2017-04-27
Rough Trade NYC
Brooklyn, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com

Soundboard + AKG C480B/CK61 (DIN, DFC) > Zoom F8 > 2 x WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, mixdown, balance, compression, normalize, fades) + Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, exciter) > Audacity 2.0.5 (tracking, tagging, dither, downsample) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [1:11:40]
01. The Death Set
02. Cold Fear
03. Creepin’
04. White Rose
05. Free the Skull
06. I Been Gone
07. Free Action
08. Sevens
09. Cult of Moloch
10. [encore break]
11. Goners
12. No Fun [The Stooges]

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Moon Duo: March 10, 2015 Rough Trade NYC – FLAC/MP3/Streaming Full Set

March 27, 2015
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Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada have been making music as Moon Duo for a while now, churning out consistent albums on Sacred Bones (and earlier, Woodsist) that have delighted both Wooden Shjips fans and those who were drawn to the more organ-driven sound led by Yamada. With Shadow of the Sun, and this latest tour, the band has swung a bit more to the rock side of the things, bringing on drummer John Jeffrey, who appeared on the Live in Ravenna album as well. If Shadow represents yet another refinement rather than a quantum leap, the addition of the live drumming is noticeable, and even more so in the actual concert space — compare this set, for example, with the set I recorded in 2010.

Fans of the Ravenna live set would agree that this set at Rough Trade NYC built on some of the good things you can see there, with the live drums adding viscosity and punch to the band’s hypnotic flow. The set consisted of just under half-Shadow of the Sun material. “Wilding” made for as good a kickoff for the live set as it did for the album, while “Thieves” gave Ripley an opportunity for a hardcore guitar freakout. The trio were barely visible most of the time, shrouded by an electric light show that matched the pace and vibe of the setlist. The seventy minutes ended on a high note, with an extended “Set It On Fire” that, by the time it ended, made you feel almost as if you’d woken from a dream. This band can do that to you.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK4V microphones mounted inside the soundboard cage, together with engineer Nick Cameron. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

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Moon Duo
2015-03-10
Rough Trade NYC
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

Soundboard [Engineer: Nick] + Schoeps MK4V (inside SBD cage, PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA>Aerco MP-2>> Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down, limiter, fades)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, exciter)>Audacity 2.0.5 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:10:00]
01 Wilding
02 I Been Gone
03 Circles
04 Free the Skull
05 Night Beat
06 Thieves
07 In the Sun
08 Motorcycle, I Love You
09 Goners
10 Animal
11 Set It On Fire

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Wooden Shjips: June 24, 2012 Knitting Factory – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

June 28, 2012
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[photo courtesy of Robert Loerzel]

At this point in their career, Wooden Shjips have become a must-see concert for me. The quartet never fails to deliver a powerful and intense performance of their dense psychedelic rock. At Knitting Factory on Sunday night, the Shjips worked through a set similar to their previous NYC show at Music Hall last Fall, but the more intimate venue offered the opportunity to experience the show up close. While guitarist/vocalist Ripley Johnson is the obvious focal point, we were just as entranced by the rhythm section and their ability to rattle my ribcage with deep bottom end, and Nash’s authentic 60’s garage-style organ. The whole of the Shjips stage performance is a spectacle that is gratifying to experience, and we left Sunday night’s show hoping they will return to NYC soon. Wooden Shjips will spend much of July on tour in Europe.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser MKH-8040 cards mixed with a superb soundboard feed and the sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Stream “Death’s Not Your Friend”:

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Wooden Shjips
2012-06-24
Knitting Factory
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser 8040 Cardioids > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper 2012-06-26

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:14:23]
01 Black Smoke Rise
02 Motorbike
03 We Ask You To Ride
04 Flight
05 Lazy Bones
06 Aquarian Time
07 Fallin
08 For So Long
09 Death’s Not Your Friend
10 [encore break]
11 Buddy [Snapper]

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Wooden Shjips – November 10, 2011 Music Hall of Williamsburg – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

November 15, 2011
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[photo courtesy of Robert Loerzel]

Last week in the underground Pink Floyd live music collector community, a recording surfaced for the first time in over 40 years. A 1967 performance of the original band with Syd Barrett in Stockholm was recorded by a local archivist and at long last reached collectors around the world. The proto-psychedelic music was groundbreaking in the mid-60s, but across four decades even this technologically-challenged recording is still fresh and exciting. The palpable energy of the songs and the ferocious nature of the improvisation is breathtaking. Its no wonder that generations removed the original brand of psychedelic rock, there are still any number of excellent purveyors of the craft today. On Thursday night at Music Hall of Williamsburg, we witnessed a performance of perhaps the most pure neo-psych band around, San Francisco’s Wooden Shjips. On tour to support their latest album West — the band’s first release on the excellent label Thrill Jockey Records — Wooden Shjips made one of their infrequent visits to NYC. We have been fortunate to have captured the previous two, 2009 at 171 Lombardy and 2010 at Music Hall. The set on Thursday continued on the same vein as the previous shows, with the band visiting much of their full catalog and stretching the numbers out with rich improvisation. While Ripley Johnson’s crunchy guitar is forefront of the mix, each member of the quartet shined on this particular evening. As an example, we’re streaming “Fallin'” below , which features the swirling psych organ of Nash Whalen for most of the song structure before Johnson shreds the last four minutes. The show concluded with a number from the band’s 2007 self-titled debut, “We Ask You To Ride” which was so loud that I could literally feel my knees vibrate when each bass note was stuck. I closed my eyes and for a second imagined that the 1967 Swedish crowd probably felt a similar physical rush from The Pink Floyd.

I recorded this set with the four microphone rig from the front center of the balcony. We’re still struggling to find the proper recording technique for this particular venue, but after some post-production and tasteful EQ, I feel that this recording can now be classified as an excellent listen. Enjoy!

Stream “Fallin'”:

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Wooden Shjips
2011-11-10
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Center Balcony Rail

Neumann KM-150s + DPA 4021’s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, EQ, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2011-11-13

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:10:42]
01 Black Smoke Rise
02 Lazy Bones
03 [guitar tech]
04 Motorbike
05 Fallin
06 For So Long
07 Aquarian Time
08 Flight
09 Death’s Not Your Friend
10 Buddy [Snapper cover]
11 [encore break]
12 We Ask You to Ride

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