Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Seawind of Battery & ragenap: October 27, 2023 Troost

Our good friend and fellow taper noah_s caught Seawind of Battery and ragenap reside at Troost a number of weeks again. We had been excited to to put up his recording and within the meantime Mike and Joel had been equally excited—a lot in order that they launched this recording on Eiderdown Information as Chaos LIVE Preserver which you’ll be able to seize at Bandcamp. Right here’s the overview and recording from noah_s:

Full Disclosure: I’ve been considered one of ragenap’s (Joel Berk) beta listeners since he started placing his jams into recorded type. I’d hearken to demos & tough mixes he recorded the night time earlier than early within the morning whereas I had my espresso. I as soon as described his music as feeling as if a can of Coke had been opened in my head and I may really feel the bubbles fizzing by my mind as I awakened whereas listening. 

On Friday 10/27/23 at Troost in Greenpoint I lastly obtained to see the reside model. Paired up with Seawind of Battery (Mike Horn) – and celebrating the discharge of their tape Chaos Life Preserver on Eiderdown Information – the duo gave us 35 minutes of droney spacey improvised bliss.They constructed their arrange from a looped riff began by Horn to a joyous and brilliant part that jogged my memory of staying up all night time to observe a dawn. Layers of guitar and bass VI labored by an array of unending delays and reverbs stuffed the small bar that was full of buddies, household and Halloween weekenders alike. They constructed this zone up for about half the set after which spent the opposite half slowly devolving it whereas additionally including thrives and delay whips earlier than sticking the touchdown like a moon lander floating down into low gravity. I do know I’m not alone in hoping these two make much more music collectively each within the studio and reside.

For this recording I used my CA-11 cardioid mics for the primary time and I’m extraordinarily proud of the way it got here out. I used to be arrange on a tripod close to the bar about 15 ft again from the place the band arrange and as centered as I may very well be with out blocking individuals from strolling in/out.

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