Dustin Wong: November 2, 2010 Monster Island Basement – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Sample

November 6, 2010

[photo by nyctaper]

I was enamored with the music of the late great Ponytail, Baltimore’s art-rock collective that came to an unfortunate and untimely demise earlier this year. Dustin Wong’s work with Ponytail was breathtaking — intricate and hyper guitar lines that propelled the swirling melodies. As a live performer in Ponytail, Dustin yielded the front spot to Molly Siegel’s spastic vocal yelps, but fans in know understood that he was the band’s leader. As a solo performer, Dustin has literally taken a seat, taken a deep breath and now focuses on creating multi-layered musical tapestries. At Monster Island last Tuesday, he performed solo and seated to a smallish but rapt crowd. The set began with “Sisters” from his excellent new Thrill Jockey release Infinite Love but moved onto a series of new and developing melodies. The material is instantly recognizable as Dustin’s guitar style, but with the looping and layering takes on a unique character. The crowd did not utter a peep until the short set was over, but showered Dustin with some well deserved praise at its conclusion. We will continue to follow this extremely talented artist as he weaves his way along an interesting and compelling career path.

This set was recorded with the Neumann mics mounted ten feet from the stage and mixed with a well balanced soundboard feed. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream an Excerpt from this set:

Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Dustin Wong
Monster Island Basement
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 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 30:23]
01 Track
(songs included “Sisters” and a series of new melodies)

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Dustin Wong, visit his artist page at the Thrill Jockey Records website, and purchase his official releases from the Merge Records website [HERE].

One Response to Dustin Wong: November 2, 2010 Monster Island Basement – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Sample

  1. November 19, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Sounds very nice! Thanks for recording and posting, as always.

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