Shinji Masuko: October 10, 2011 Knitting Factory – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Full Show

October 17, 2011

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Shinji Masuko is a revered cult figure among aficionados of latter day Japanese experimental rock. Perhaps best known for his work in DMBQ, and more recently as a guitarist for Boredoms, Masuko is a renaissance man of the scene, also making a huge contribution in music journalism. He was also instrumental in raising money for Japanese musicians who were victims of the tsunami, an effort in which Oneida and NYCTaper participated. It was a rare treat for us stateside to get to see Masuko in a “solo” (with a bassist, whose name I regretfully do not know) performance at the Knitting Factory, where he played a complex guitar-based piece that referenced Japanoise, psychedelia, and Japanese folk and tribal music. A rapt crowd of music fans stood in awe of a piece that in some ways echoed Boredoms’ “Boadrum” pieces without the drummers. Masuko has also put out a recent set of compositions, Woven Music, on Brah Records, which is a can’t miss for fans of psychedelic guitar work.

I recorded this set with the AKG large-diaphragm microphones and a nicely balanced soundboard feed from the Knitting Factory team. There is a bit of DI hum on the board feed in quiet parts, but the recording is overall outstanding. You can stream the entire performance below, along with the usual downloads. Enjoy!

Stream the entire performance:

Direct download of MP3 file [HERE] (right-click the link and go to “Save As”)| Direct download of the FLAC files [HERE]

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Shinji Masuko
Knitting Factory
Brooklyn, NY USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for

AKG C 414 B-XLS (cardiod, slightly ROC, ORTF)+Soundboard>Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod] (24/48)>Audition (mixdown)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify and balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

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If you enjoyed this recording, please support Shinji Masuko, visit the DMBQ website, and purchase his latest record, Woven Music from Brah Records [HERE]

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One Response to Shinji Masuko: October 10, 2011 Knitting Factory – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Full Show

  1. January 2, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Thanks. That’s Makiko Toba of Water Fai on bass.

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