Atlas Sound: June 16, 2011 St. Cecelia’s Church – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

June 20, 2011

[photo by Maryanne Ventrice – courtesy of Prefix Magazine]

The opening night of The Northside Festival offered a must-see event, Atlas Sound performing inside the beautiful and ornate Church of St. Cecelia in a remote section of Eastern Williamsburg. I last saw Atlas Sound eighteen months ago, at a memorable show at Bell House, but missed Bradford Cox’s solo project the last time he played in town. On Thursday night, Bradford brought a full slate of new material and performed six new songs in a thirteen song set. Of the new numbers, only “Terra Incognita” has a known title, but each of the songs represent a continued evolving of Cox’s ability to create intricate melodies through the precise synchronization of looped guitar effects. In the encore segment, Bradford went as far as to create an improvised song from whole cloth that miraculously sounded nearly complete. It was quite an appropriate conclusion for a performance on the altar of a catholic church.

We recorded this set with the warmer DPA microphones on a stand elevated to 12 feet at a distance from the stage of approximately 30 feet and mixed it with a well balanced feed from the board. The natural reverb of the room compliments the clarity of the line feed for a superb recording. A caveat is that there are intermittent bits of static from the stage during the second half of the set, and one burst of stage noise during the first song. Enjoy!

Stream “Sheila”:

Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Atlas Sound
St. Cecelia Church
Brooklyn, NY

Digital Master Recording
Four Channel Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + DPA 4021s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > 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 1:15:23]
01 [new song – Take It Slow]
02 Te Amo
03 Walkabout
04 Sheila
05 [new song – Your Pain]
06 [new song – I’m A Prick Man]
07 [banter]
08 Terra Incognita
09 Flagstaff
10 Attic Lights
11 [encore break]
12 [improvised new song]
13 [banter]
14 [new song – My Material]

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5 Responses to Atlas Sound: June 16, 2011 St. Cecelia’s Church – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

  1. Smintjes
    June 21, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Great recording, thanks!

  2. Kaoru
    June 22, 2011 at 8:30 am

    I like looking forward Deerhunter.

  3. Kaoru
    June 22, 2011 at 8:32 am

    I like Deerhunter.

  4. cela
    June 23, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    thanks a lot!!!!!!

  5. surething
    June 24, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Thanks for posting this! I was at this show and had been hoping I could hear it again. My only wish is that there were more of the room ambience mixed in — part of what made the show sound so great was all the reverb from the acoustics inside the church. Still sounds wonderful though.. thanks again.

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