i haven't been on here much lately, but as the magical time grows near i shall get back to posting.
for my first post in a while i present some hoo-ha on this live pa set i just did.
so i did my annual buzz and click gig in nashville and it was SWELL. folks seemed to dig it and i managed to not F*** it up too bad. i got mentioned by name out of the 10 acts in the local rage paper: ("manchesters anemone layers sweet baroque melodies over lurching beats" - sounds pretty good to me, eh?) met some fine internet folks in person, drank some whiskey, and generally had a good ole time.
this was by far the best live pa gig ive had. people were dancing, some were just staring with their mouths open, some were obviously trying to figure out what i was doing and the room was quite full. i hope to have some photos soon, but have none yet.*
kit: korg ms-2000 synth midiman oxy 8 controller alesis mixer yamaha sk-20 organ synth w volume and distortion pedals bheringer 1010 foot controller crappy radio about a million cords
(srsly. most everybody else had like a controller, a laptop, and a soundcard. i had this huge rig with a giant pile of cables and footpedals. some of them looked at me like i had two heads or something. ive got my load in all labeled and organized but my load out is a MESS!)
and of course live 6 with a ton o plugs on a dell laptop: 3 tracks of "pre-arranged" audio, mostly drum loops, 2 tracks of "live looping" recording, and a midi track with the EVP73 Vsti.
set had to be under 30 mins so transitions / tunes are quick and tight. looking forward to a longer set where i can "stretch out" much more. includes several new tunes and severe reworkings of older tunes.**
TRACKLISTING: intro wartrail v07 even tho tapewood v2 duress electric blue
*in fact that photo from above is from the previous year, but its in the same club, i think im wearing pretty much the same shirt / outfit and have the same setup, so we can just use our imaginations cant we? ** one interesting note is that i forget to hit rec on the minidisc and didnt realize this till a few minutes in. so just the first bit of intro of this set is actually a practice recording spliced onto the real one. the rest is strictly live!