Sunday, 8 January 2017

Swans - Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, Germany - 12.11.2016 (Flac)

Excellent sound, thanks to the tapers and to Stacheleber for the matrix and sharing on Dime.

Original Info File:

This is a matrix made of 2 different recordings, one of them has been upped to dime, the other recording is uncirculated and the taper wants to stay anonymous.

Rec. info of the single versions:

Version 1
Taped and transferred by greener

Lineage: Soundman OKM IIR Mic.>Edirol R-09>SanDisk 4 GB SD Card>WAV master(24 bit,48 kHz)>Voxengo r8Brain 1.9(quality setting: very high)>WAV (16 bit,44,1 kHz)>CDWave(tracksplits)>Trader's Little Helper>FLAC (level 6)

Comment from greener:
Taping Position: in line with elevated left stack

Version 2
recorded by anonymous
Lineage: Zoom H2 + Sony ECM 719 Mike -> Recorder to PC -> wav-file 44,1/16

Processing of matrix:
both files -> Samplitude 11 Silver -> arrangement of matrix -> edit/remaster -> transfer to flac 44,1/16 -> dime
I had to adjust the speed between the versions minimally (in general). However towards the end of track 4 htere are some speeed issues with recording 2 which I tried to eliminate (I had to make 3 cuts in this recording).
Some minor EQ was made (bass + treble lifted) and sound level adjusted.

Both recordings match perfectly for a matrix because recording 1 is more bass pronounced whereas recording 2 has more treble.
The sound of the matrix is now nearly excellent and I would say close to a sbd. The show is great anyway. I was planning to go to the concert but couldn't. I regret this now a lot but at least we have this phantastic recording here.

Many thanks go to the tapers for recording and uploading (greener).

I made some cover art which is attached here. I didn't adjust the tracks to this because it is not possible to burn the concert on 2 discs without cutting a song. It is possible to burn it on 3 discs without cutting. So I leave this up to you.
Also attached is a number of nice photos of the show + a tour flyer I found in the web.

Setlist (length 2:35:29 h)

01 intro
02 The Knot
03 The Man That Refused To Be Unhappy
04 Cloud Of Unknowing
05 The Glowing Man
06 band introductions; crowd leaves

SWANS 2016:

Michael Gira - guitar, voice
Norman Westberg – guitar
Christoph Hahn – guitar
Phil Puleo – drums, percussion, dulcimer etc etc
Chris Pravdica – bass and gadgets
Paul Wallfisch – keyboards

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Do not convert to lossy files, unless for personal use. Don't ever sell!


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