Lorelei: November 14, 2009 Bell House – Flac and MP3 Downloads

November 20, 2009

[photo by nyctaper]

Of all the bands that performed at the Slumberland Records 20th Anniversary concert last weekend at Bell House, Lorelei was perhaps the band that was the most pleasant surprise. As the concert was split between “new” SLR artists (Pains, Stilts, Pants) and old (Linton, Nord Express, Ropers), Lorelei fall somewhat in the middle. As a band that SLR released early — “The Bitter Air” 7″ was the 12th release in the label’s catalog — one would expect that their performance would have taken on a “reunion” atmosphere. But after a late-90’s breakup, Lorelei reformed in 2006 and have been performing steadily since. The band is recording new music to release in 2010. The vitality of actively-working band was quite apparent in their outstanding set. While Matt Dingee has a intense professor-like quality in his approach to the guitar and vocals, Stephen Gardner is an aggressive and energetic on bass and Davis White is a solid backbone on drums. The set highlighted each aspect of the band’s personality and was capped by a wild cover the one of Slumberland’s greatest acts, the Lilys, and their first SLR release “February Fourteenth”.

The recording was captured under the identical circumstances at the Pains and Henry’s Dress recordings, but the mix is different. The soundboard feed was wildly inconsistent in terms of drum and bass volume, so that I had to mix the room mics at a much higher percentage for this set. The result is more audience presence. Nevertheless, the sound quality is quite outstanding. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Slumberland Records 20th Anniversary Concert
Bell House
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 16bit 44.1kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

[Total Time 37:31]
01 Float My Bed
02 Three Interlocking Screens
03 Keyhole
04 [thanks Mike]
05 Mostly I Sleep
06 [banter]
07 Windmill
08 Stop What You’re Doing
09 February Fourteenth (Lilys)

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Lorelei, visit their MySpace page, visit their blog, and purchase their official releases which are still available from Slumberland Records [here].

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