Thursday, 28 July 2016

RE-UPLOAD: The Sisters of Mercy - Coliseu dos Recreios, Lisbon, Portugal - 26.02.1991 (Flac)

A very special post, the Sisters first concert in Portugal and the first one I saw. It took me a long time to get it, but now it's here. It was such a long time ago that I really only remember, apart from the overall sensation of liking it a lot, arriving at the venue at the end of "First and Last and Always", even if it was still five minutes until the scheduled time... Enjoy it!


First And Last And Always
Lucretia My Reflection
Body And Soul
Dominion / Mother Russia
Amphetamine Logic
Detonation Boulevard
This Corrosion
Gimme Shelter
Flood II
Temple Of Love
Something Fast
Vision Thing

Suicide - Ruinas do Carmo, Lisboa, Portugal - 08.09.1988 (Flac)

Thanks to BTT for sending me his recording to share here.

RIP Alan Vega

NOTES:This particular concert was very strange and it seemed more like a ritual than a conventinal gig. First of all, for those of you who don't know the place where it happened, it is a church (now monument) built in 1389, without ceiling but that survived the earthquake in 1755, hence the name Carmo Ruins, it's a very special place and I think it influenced the band, Alan reffer to it during the concert. Second, some members of the audience started annoying Alan Vega demanding that they played songs from the first album, you can hear them scream for Frankie Teardrop and Ghostrider, of course the result was the opposite, in his confrontational self, Alan started to answer them "Frankie's Dead", "Stop playing the punk" and when they actually played Ghostrider, he quickly changed the lyrics to Blue Suede Shoes, Ah, Ah, Ah! There goes the neighbourhood... Also, there were some technical and electrical problems, that made the concert stop two times, and that made the audience even more nervous, so the concert ended with a improvisation/catharsis of 10 minutes plus, during wich Alan jumped the stage and sang among/with the audience. You can hear it all in the recording, so enjoy!

The sound is very good, specially if you think that it's a tape with 21 years, recorded with a walkman (some SONY, do't remember wich one). Thanks to radiolux for the setlist.

Lineage: Master Tape -> Audacity -> TLH -> Flac (Level 6)

Taper: BTT

1. Intro
2. Improvisation
3. Johnny
4. Cheree
5. Night Time is the Right Time
6. (electrical problems)
7. Jukebox Baby 96 / Be Bop A Lula
8. Day by Day (Cut due to changing side of the tape)
9. (technical problems, equipment jammed?)
10. Ghost Rider / Blue Suede Shoes
11. Dream Baby Dream
12. Born in the USA Medley

Do Not Sell!

Editors - Queimodromo de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal - 07.06.2016 (Flac 24/96)

Huge Thanks to Ziggy for sharing this one on Dime.

Source: AUD>Zoom H2  (WAV - 96 kHz / 24 bit) rear mics medium gain
Lineage: SD Card>WAV - 96 kHz / 24 bit Wave>Nero Wave Editor for EQ and Fade in and out>dbPoweramp Music Converter downsampling to wave 48 KHz/24 bit>Nero Wave Editor track cut>dbPoweramp Music Converter>FLAC


01. No Harm
02. Smokers Outside the Hospital Door
03. Sugar
04. LIAF
05. An End Has a Start
06. Fomaldehyde
07. Racing Rats
08. Forgiveness
09. Munich
10. A Ton of Love
11. Ocean of Night
12. The Pulse
13. Papillon
14. Marching Orders

First concert of the Year for Editors Tom mentioned it. This was maybe a good chance for Editors to play a rehearsal show before the tour starts (next friday the 13th in Barcelona). Indeed during part of the set it was obvious that they were getting the hang of it again (Tom fucked up during Formaldehyde) but nothing fell short of good. Well maybe the audience :-) the show was part of the student’s fest in Coimbra a city with a large academy and as you can imagine most of the audience was no more than drunk... There was not a large crowd when they started to play but in the end it was packed. It was not an easy show to tape because everybody enjoys a microphone when they see one and if they are drunk it is like they are attracted by the force... :-) still and finally i was able to record an Editors show (tried and failed 3 times) but it is not perfect. Even if i enjoy the final result it is noticeable the bass is a bit over the edge. I tried to work on it a bit but not much improvement was possible. But besides that everything is clear and well balanced. Of course there is a bit of crowd noise but nothing that will distract you. There is a drop out for seconds during Sugar but it was due to PA failure. The band kept playing because the stage sound was working.
A new song was played at this show The Pulse is a good song with a different twist to it i enjoyed it a lot.
Enjoy and share
Z :-)

M83 - NOS Alive Festival, Passeio Marítimo de Algés, Oeiras, Portugal - 09.07.2016 (Flac)

Lineage: RTP webstream audio -> M-Audio Quattro -> Audacity (tracksplitting and fades) -> TLH -> Flac (level 8)

NOTES: Soundboard. Lossy sourced, taken from webstream. Webstream started abruptly in the begining of the first song. Setlist taken from the web, it might be wrong.


01, Reunion
02. Do It, Try It
03. Steve McQueen
04. We Own the Sky
05. Intro
06. Road Blaster
07. Sitting
08. Laser Gun (with Mai Lan)
09. Go! (with Mai Lan)
10. Midnight City
11. Outro
12. Couleurs
13. Lower Your Eyelids to Die With the Sun

Do Not Sell!
Support the band.

Gyda Valtysdottir - Coliseu, Lisboa, Portugal - 13.07.2016 (Flac)

Very interesting ethereal music from one of the lead singers of the extinct iceland band Múm. I didn't knew her before but was greatly impressed, she plays guitar and cello alone on stage and is able to create some breathtaking moments. The small set is due to the fact that she was supporting Damien Rice, so was only allowed an 30 minutes set.

Lineage: Roland R-05 with Internal Mics -> Audacity -> TLH -> Flac (level 6)

Taper: circle

6 songs
(no setlist)
Time: 25.07 min

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Support the artist.

Russian Blood - Cold Inner Space EP (Free Download)

Brand new EP from this portuguese post punk/darkwave band, get it while you can, it's great.

The Temper Trap - Super Bock Super Rock Festival, Parque das Nações, Lisboa, Portugal - 14.07.2016 (Flac)

Lineage: JVC-MXD301T FM Receiver -> M-Audio Quattro -> Audacity (tracksplitting and fades) -> TLH -> Flac (level 8)

NOTES: Complete broadcast on Antena 3, unfortunately only 3 songs and an interview. Please help with setlist.


04. Interview

Time: 16.43 minutes

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Support the artists.

RE-UPLOAD: Rammstein - Pavilhão Atlântico, Lisboa, Portugal - 08.11.2009 (Flac)

Another concert in Portugal, I actually saw Rammstein in the same venue on 2004, would love to have a recording of that one... Thanks to jederlacht for sharing this one in FLAC.

Notes: First show of LIFAD Tour

Size: 594 MB
Format: FLAC
Duration: 01:43:20
Source: WAV Recorder
Lineage: SP CMC-2 > SP-SPSB-11 (bass roll off @ 95Hz) > Edirol 09RH (16/44.1) > ? > CD
Taper: TillLindemann22550

01. Intro
02. Rammlied
03. B********
04. Waidmanns Heil
05. Keine Lust
06. Weisses Fleisch/Feuer Frei!
07. Wiener Blut
08. Frühling In Paris
09. Ich Tu Dir Weh
10. Liebe Ist Für Alle Da
11. Benzin
12. Links 234
13. Du Hast
14. Pussy
15. Sonne
16. Haifisch
17. Ich Will
18. Seemann
19. Engel

Enjoy this lossless
Don't sell this lossless
Don't encode to mp3

Lycia - Wake (Free Download/Pay What You Want)

This is a great album, get it while you can.
Wake is often referred to as Lycia's first official release. A better description would be a local slightly distributed demo. In early 1989 Mike VanPortfleet and John Fair approached Orphanage Records, a local Phoenix based label specializing in dark and experimental styles, with a few recently recorded Lycia demo songs. Orphanage agreed to put something out and even suggested putting out the demo songs themselves. Lycia decided instead to re-record and approach it as an official release. The initial plan was to re-record some of the earlier written stronger songs. The idea of actually recording an albums' worth of material was even toyed with. But during the recording process issues arose. In retrospect these issues should have been easy to identify, but with only a few months of home recording experience these issues derailed the sessions. Moving ahead in the way they worked best, four new songs were recorded instead (Nothing, Wake, The Bells and Down There). From Foam was reworked and an old unfinished song (This Decline) was recorded. In March of 1989 Orphanage released Wake on cassette. 50 copies were hand duplicated by Lycia, half going to Orphanage for local distribution and the other half kept by the band (a good portion of which were recorded over in the coming years). Wake went unnoticed until re-released on CD by Projekt in 1993. This version was restored by Sam Rosenthal and also included three additional quick mix outtakes from the original Wake sessions (Sing Like Sirens, Incinerate and Time). In the late 1990s Wake went out of print.

On numerous occasions in the 2000s the idea of a re-mastered/restored Wake was considered and even attempted. But the end results never were satisfying and the idea was abandoned. The restored Projekt version used a source cassette that was in rough condition, with numerous glitches and warbles. Sam did a wonderful job with a sub par source cassette, but by 1993 that is all that remained.

In the spring of 2016 Mike VanPortfleet received of box of his Mother's belongings. She passed away in 1997. A saved box of Lycia related items, including an original Wake cassette, sat in storage for years. This long lost copy of Wake was in near perfect condition and appeared to have never been played. It was quickly digitized and the numerous technical issues that plagued the earlier released CD version were not present. A professional re-master was considered but the decision was made instead to re-release 'as is'. So what you hear here is the original Wake cassette as released by Orphanage.

For this reissue Lycia decided to go with the Projekt cover, which was hand painted by Susan Jennings especially for Wake. A given since it is the best Lycia album image ever.


released March 31, 1989

The original credits are as follows:



Mike VanPortfleet: guitars, vocals
John Fair: bass, rhythm programs
Will Welch: effects**

all songs by VanPortfleet/Fair

Recorded in The Cave***
March 1989

*The name Down was also used for another song that appeared on the Projekt compilation CD From Across This Gray Land No. 2 in 1990. At that point Wake was still seen as a demo so the duplicate use of the name was not seen as an issue. For that reason the original Wake song Down was renamed Down There on the 1993 Projekt reissue.

**Will Welch was an on again off again member of Lycia at various times from 1988 to 1993. He was not directly involved in the writing or performance of Wake. He assisted with the final mix and loaned equipment, including a rack-mount Roland effects units that was used on every song.

***The Cave was name given to Mike VanPortfleet’s small studio apartment in Tempe Arizona by a since forgotten person who was put off by the dimly lit cigarette smoke filled small space.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Daniel Miller - 60 Minute Mix Previewing Festival Forte (Free Download)

Ahead of his performance at this year's Festival Forte, in Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal, Daniel Miller—the UK DJ-producer and founder of Mute Records—has put together a 60-minute mix.

Although he began DJing many years ago, it was until he was invited by Karl O’Connor (a.k.a Regis) to play a Sandwell District event at Berlin’s Berghain that he really caught the bug. Since then, he has been playing regular techno sets worldwide, including at Barcelona's Sónar Festival, Amsterdam's ADE and Lyon's Nuits Sonores.

The mix is available to download via the WeTransfer button on the site link  below.