Eidetic Seeing: August 9, 2012 Public Assembly – FLAC / MP3 / Streaming

August 23, 2012

[photos by acidjack]

For fans of heavy, psychedelic, experimental and improvisational rock, the current Brooklyn and NYC scene is an embarrassment of riches. To an illustrious list that includes White Hills, The Psychic Paramount, Oneida, Naam and many others (many of whom have been featured on this site), make sure to include the Brooklyn trio Eidetic Seeing in the canon. I first caught the band in their infancy, when they opened for White Hills at Cake Shop back in 2009. At the time, I was impressed, but clearly the band was just getting started. After releasing an EP that year, they laid down the until-recently vinyl only Drink the Sunin 2011. The absence of the record from the digital realm may have kept Eidetic Seeing a bit under the radar (it’s now available on their bandcamp page, and the vinyl is still featured at local record stores like Earwax and Academy), but they aren’t likely to stay that way for long.

This show at Public Assembly turned out to be an extra-special performance, as the band ran freeform through forty-five minutes of all-new material that they hope to lay down in the studio in the coming months. Several of these songs were newly-rehearsed, giving them a raw, exciting quality and giving the band members a chance to expand upon their ideas in real time. Mostly devoid of lyrics, at least for now, new songs like “Untitler” expand upon and extend the band’s palette, adding free jazz flourishes to guitarist Sean Forleza, drummer Paul Feitzinger, and bassist Danilo Randjic-Coleman’s dense, spaced-out stew. The songs flowed seamlessly from one to the next, with the highlight coming with the mid-set sequence of “Ashplant Blues” and “White Flight”, which gave Forleza a few vocal turns. Keep an eye on the band’s website for future shows in Brooklyn and beyond. These guys will melt your face if given the chance.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK5 microphones in an optimal spot in the venue, coupled with a light amount of soundboard feed provided by the Public Assembly engineer, Theo. The house mix and room sound in the Public Assembly was outstanding on this night, and it is reflected in this recording. Enjoy!

Stream “Ashplant Blues”
[audio:http://www.nyctaper.com/E0078EideticSeeing0212/04 Ashplant Blues.mp3]

Stream “White Flight”
[audio:http://www.nyctaper.com/E0078EideticSeeing0212/05 White Flight.mp3]

Direct download of MP3 files [HERE] | Direct Download of the FLAC files [HERE]

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Eidetic Seeing
Public Assembly
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK5 (cardiod, PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard >> Edirol R-44 [OCM]>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown, compress SBD, balance)>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ and exciter)>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (amplify)>Audacity (tracking, set fades, amplify and balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 [crowd/intro]
02 Untitler
03 [interlude]
04 Ashplant Blues
05 White Flight
06 A Snake Whose Years Are Long
07 Frauleuse

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Eidetic Seeing, visit their website, and purchase Drink the Sun in digital or vinyl format from their bandcamp page.

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7 Responses to Eidetic Seeing: August 9, 2012 Public Assembly – FLAC / MP3 / Streaming

  1. Diana
    August 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Finally, now people can experience what I’ve been talking about all this time! Eidetic Seeing is the best thing to come out of the Brooklyn music scene in years. And do pick up their LP at the above mentioned places and their website – there aren’t many left! Go forth, tune in, and rock out!

  2. Ken Shaffer
    August 24, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    I tried to download the mp3s and was directed to “AdF.ly Shrink Your URLs and Get Paid”. I then clicked skip ad and got this as a download “FBC_Generator.rar” from “:http://fbc.wen.ru“. No way I was going to download that.

  3. August 24, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    It looks like the 3 most recent posts got hacked with an adfly hack and changed most of the links. I’ve changed them all back to the original links. Thanks a TON for the heads up.

  4. Ken Shaffer
    August 25, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Hacked again by a different one.

  5. August 25, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Fixed again. We’re working very hard on security issues right now. Really sorry for this.

  6. Ken Shaffer
    August 25, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Thank you. I got it.

  7. Gavin
    August 27, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Found these guys on Bandcamp last year, been following their progress ever since (unfortunately from a different continent that would allow me to see them live very easily). Looking forward to getting hold of the FLACs of this.

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