Ignatz: May 24, 2015 Union Pool – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

July 7, 2015


Ignatz—named after Krazy Kat’s comic strip nemesis—is the solo folk guitar project of Belgium’s Bram Devens. Acoustic guitars and vocals are cloaked in distortion by an array of effects pedals, recalling the lo-fi sounds of AM radio. More than once during Ignatz’s set, I recalled the quieter moments in the Hush Arbors catalog—both share an affection for distorted acoustic guitars and the higher registers of the voice. Half of his Union Pool set is comprised of newer, as-yet-untitled songs, while “Drinking Tea and Bloody Maries,” “Japan is Romantic,” and “I Need a Good Night’s Sleep” are off Ignatz’s first record with De Stervende Honden (The Dying Dogs), Teenage Boys, released last year on Ultra Eczema. While the album features the full band, here Ignatz is accompanied only by his guitar and the result is an outstanding, delicate reimagining of American folk through through the lens of a Belgian guitarist.

I recorded this set with the AKGs clamped to the balcony and a board feed from Union Pool FOH, Kevin. There’s a little bit of ambient noise from the bar here, but the guitar and vocals are loud and clear. Enjoy!

Thanks to Jeff for organizing the event and inviting us down to record it. Avant Ghetto will presenting another show full of guitar worship at Union Pool on August 2 with PG Six, Chuck Johnson, Alan Licht, and Anthony Pasquarosa.

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Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by Eric PH

Soundboard (engineer: Kevin) + AKG C480B/CK63 (FOB, LOC, PAS) > Roland R-26 > 2xWAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, balance, compression, mixdown) > Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (amplify, fades, downsample, dither, tracking, tagging) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [35:41]
01. Untitled
02. Drinking Tea and Bloody Maries
03. Untitled
04. Untitled
05. Japan is Romantic
06. I Need a Good Night’s Sleep

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2 Responses to Ignatz: May 24, 2015 Union Pool – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

  1. J
    July 7, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    both the download links lead to the Bachman set.

  2. EricPH
    July 7, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    MP3/FLAC links fixed and now lead to the Ignatz downloads.

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