Juan Wauters: October 26, 2014 Panache CMJ Baby’s All Right – Flac/MP3/Streaming

November 15, 2014

Wauters Babys Keim
[photo by Dean Keim]

I will admit that I just never got the Beets. Back last decade, in an era when every band’s vocals were steeped in reverb and instruments were as “garage” as possible, the Beets took it to the extreme, creating a muddy and harsh sound that some found inspired but that I believed was over the top. I’ll also admit to mailing in the post for my one Beets recording that ended up on the site six years ago. But who knew that buried underneath all of those exaggerated garage effects was an extraordinarily talented singer and songwriter. Juan Wauters solo career has been a revelation thus far. My best comparison would be to a modern day Jonathan Richman — if JoJo was Uruguayan and from Queens. Juan has an ease about his performing style and like Richman, straddles the fine line between sincerity and humor, often keeping it so close to the vest that you’re not entirely sure whether he’s putting you on, or telling you something that you need to hear, or even both. Last year, his debut album on Captured Tracks N.A.P. (North American Poetry) was a collection of home recordings made over a two year period and seems to have just scratched the surface of his talents. We’ve seen Juan Wauters twice in the last month, including this set as part of the outstanding Panache Booking’s “CMJ Hangover Brunch”, where Juan played as a duo in a makeshift “stage” in front of the outer room bar at Baby’s All Right. While the setlist did include four songs from NAP, it also included five terrific new numbers including our favorites “I’m All Wrong” and “Let the Mystery Be There” (streaming below). The quality of the new material bodes very well for Juan’s next release which we expect will be soon, since he just released a video for a new song “Nena”. Juan Wauters will be touring Europe for much of November and December, dates here.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps cards on-stage and mixed with a feed from the PA used to power the vocals and Juan’s acoustic guitar. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Let The Mystery Be There”:

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

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Juan Wauters
Baby’s All Right
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
On Stage + PA Raw Feed

PA Feed [Engineer Devin Foley] + Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wavs > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, EQ, effects, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

[Total Time 22:22]
01 Goo
02 I’m All Wrong
03 She Might Get Shot
04 Sanity or Not
05 En Mi
06 Lost in Soup
07 Woke Up Feeling Like Sleeping
08 Let the Mystery Be There
09 Dos

If you download this recording from NYCTaper PLEASE SUPPORT Juan Wauters, visit his website, and purchase North American Poetry from the Captured Tracks Records website [HERE].

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