Papa M: November 18, 2009 Knitting Factory – Flac and MP3 Downloads

November 21, 2009

[photo courtesy of Free Music Archive]

Acidjack reports:
David Pajo, who performs in various configurations as Aerial M and Papa M, is the kind of artist who inspires fervor among fans not for the relentless bombast of his music, or his stage presence, or probably even his indie cred (although one has to point out that David’s having been a founding member of Slint, is pretty damn huge). Rather, he is that unique kind of artist who, by playing restrained, complex instrumental guitar music, proves that “rock” can inspire and enthrall without screaming its head off. The songs in this melancholy set occasionally build to crescendos, sure, but the release is subtle when compared to the euphoric wad-blowing of other excellent instrumental bands like Explosions in the Sky. Over these five songs, David and his two co-guitarists gave us exactly the type of performance one needs on a cold autumn evening. As the music lolls along – especially some of the circa-1999 classics, you can’t help but be reminded that, this time of year, in the mist of loss, there are the stirrings, still, of life.”

Acidjack recorded this set from in front of the soundboard booth and the sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Many thanks to David and Drag City Records for permission to record this show.

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Papa M
Knitting Factory
Brooklyn, NY USA

An ACIDJACK master recording

Equipment: AKG ck93 (Busman Active Mod)>CA 9100>R-09HR (24/48)
Position: FOB, on stand, DIN, 11′
Mastering: WAV>Audacity (set fades, downsample, tracking, amplify each channel)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 roadrunner
02 crowd
03 plastic energy man
04 drunken spree
05 crowd
06 i am not lonely with cricket
07 arundel

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5 Responses to Papa M: November 18, 2009 Knitting Factory – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. hoh
    November 22, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    thanks for this!! so good.

  2. November 23, 2009 at 10:50 am

    These are all tracks from his non-live “Live from a Shark’s Cage” one of my all-time favorite records ever. Thanks for posting this.

  3. November 23, 2009 at 10:51 am

    I meant live performances of tracks from “Live from a Shark’s Cage” …

  4. Dave
    November 26, 2009 at 4:41 am

    Didnt realize Pajo was doing his Papa M thing so what a fantastic surprise to hear this. Sounds just perfect for a cold British winter.I can feel myself lulling into some far off place. Thank you

  5. Stacey
    November 1, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Two years late to this party…. just wanted to say thanks for the recording and nice write-up.

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