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Elkhorn: August 31, 2021 Valentino Park Purple Hook


A couple of weeks again Elkhorn launched The Golden Lag on Blue Gap Recordings, a two-sided cassette of two medium size instrumental tracks in line with what we’ve come to anticipate from this ultra-talented guitar duo. This motivated me to lastly end the edit on the recording of this wonderful day within the park from August.

Due largely to the indefatigable efforts of Aaron Stein, the NYC Freaks Day Out pop-up concert events have created magical experiences for the tuned in. Nestled in a nook of Valentino Park in Purple Hook, the artists taking part in these occasions are introduced in a most pure ambiance and with followers on blankets or seashore chairs, and the texture of the occasion is sort of a household reunion of essentially the most educated music followers NYC has to supply. On this stunning day in August, all of it got here collectively for Elkhorn and the Freaks and all was proper with the world for a couple of hours.

In our earlier experiences with Elkhorn, the band has performed as a guitar duo that includes Jesse Sheppard on a 12-string acoustic guitar and Drew Gardner on primarily electrical guitar. The intricate interaction between Jesse’s melodic strains and Drew’s crunchy strat is each mesmerizing and compelling. On this explicit day, the band added Ian McColm on drums, a sought-after expertise who has appeared elsewhere on these pages. The primary set was acquainted to followers with the guitar interaction supplemented by Ian’s tasty fills. A thirty minute piece of pure bliss, it was a type of time-stands-still form of units that you simply by no means need to finish.

But it surely was the second set that threw us for a little bit of a loop. Jesse strapped on an electrical bass and proceeded to riff on a cool groove and Drew labored the wah wah to perfection. The thirty minute set weaved out and in of some completely different themes however finally proved that this band has an infinite variety of genres to discover in its future and we’ll be blissful to seize all of them.

I recorded this set with the outdoor-friendly massive diaphragm Neumann microphones arrange straight heart in entrance of the band, and the sound high quality is beautiful. Positive there are a couple of canine barks and youngsters, however that’s precisely the ambiance of this terrific day and we’re so pleased with this recording. Get pleasure from!

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Elkhorn
2021-08-31
Valentino Park – Purple Hook
Brooklyn NY

Digital Grasp Recording
On Stage

Neumann KLM-102s > Sound Gadgets 744t > 24bit 48kHz wav recordsdata > Soundforge (submit manufacturing) > CDWave 1.95 (monitoring) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging by way of Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

Setlist:
Set 1 [Total Time 30:07]
01 Improvisation 1
Set 2 [Total Time 31:41]
02 Improvisation 2
03 Improvisation 3

Personnel:
Jesse Sheppard: acoustic guitar, bass
Drew Gardner: electrical guitar
Ian McColm: drums

SUPPORT ELKHORN: web site / bandcamp

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