Sunday, 13 December 2020

RE-UPLOAD: Meat Beat Manifesto - The El Rey, Los Angeles, USA - 09.02.2011 (Flac)


Thanks to mixter_ for sharing this recording on Dime.

answers come in dreams tour

"fuck it! we'll do it live!"


10' from rail dead center / fob  -> 6.5' h -> slavesound omni's -> custom bb - no bass roll-off ->
edirol r09 (44.1/16) -> sandisk 4gb ultraII+ 15mb/s -> reader -> audition 3.0 - slight level boost
(slight normalization) bass roll-off @ 100 Hz -> har-bal 2.3 moderate eq (bass attenuate, treble boost) -> cd wave editor (track split) -> tlh (flac 8, etc...) -> DIME -> you -> sense of enjoyment ->
sharing is caring -> support the artist (yes) -XX convert to mp3 (no!!!).

K.I.L.L. = Keep It LossLess

01. luminol
02. #zero
03. return to bass
04. i got the fear (opus mix)
05. let me set
06. m.y.c.
07. helter skelter
08. god o.d.
09. quietus
10. penultimate ACID test
11. mnemonic

12. radio babylon
13. trs-2
14. drum attack (ben stokes)
15. spinning around
16. original control
17. edge of no control (pt. 2)
18. encore break
19. penultimate BASS test
20. totally together

01,02,05,06,09,11 = answers come in dreams album
03 = autoimmune
04 = storm the studio r.m.x.s.
07,12 = original fire e.p.
08 = storm the studio
10,19 = answers come in dreams promo material
13,20 = totally together e.p.
14 = dhs video montage
15 = ruok
16,17 = satyricon

jack dangers = auditory mastery, occassional vox
ben stokes = visual manipulation, occassional percussion

for nearly 25 years jack dangers has produced music that has been innovative, groundbreaking and genre defying. he effortlessly moves though industrial, ambient techno, idm, drum n bass, electronica, acid house, trip hop, world music, dubstep reggae and jazz fusion while building music collages. he is the progenitor of many of these styles. a man of many peers but perhaps with no equal. his material is both familiar to many but known by few. i have been a casual fan of his soundtrack and remix work for many years, yet unaware of his oeuvre. jack is renown for his intricate breakbeat patterns. his recent albums a.c.i.d. and autoimmune are anchored by gut-wrenching bass. i mean really, really, fucking LOW BASS!!! 12 Hz anyone?!!! I read on a fan forum that a guy was assaulted by the worst smelling flatulence at the seattle show. what? if there truly is a "brown note", then jack dangers has found it!

this recording:
holy cow! where do i start? this was definitely one of the most challenging shows i've ever had to tape in my 25 years of taping; mode black celebration in '86 was the first!. frequency response was SO fucking low, that the raw recording was a muddy mess of dirge and harmonic resonance. next time, i will employ a bb with roll-off. this reduces my stealth profile though and makes getting past the metal detectors at some l.a. venues much more difficult. needless to say, i felt that i had something completely unuseable and unsalvageable. disappointed to say the least. my brother (a huge fan since
"storm the studio days") bought us tix for the show for xmas. i didn't want to tell him that i had another peter murphy show on my hands (my curse: one descent pull out of 12+ shows. last show, i left the R09 in pause). fortunately my tiny slave sound omnis didn't brickwall, so i felt that i could perhaps strip away enough bass to make something listenable. the result?
a very listenable show with a wider than expected f/r but a rather compressed d/r of +6 - 7 dB (hence the vg-). i tend to shoot for +12 dB with my recordings. so this aud has a rather fm radio sound to it and isn't one of my best works. still, it's worth the d/l IMHO. for the doubters: there's still plenty of bass to melt your stock ipod earbuds. you've been warned!

of note:
opening act "not breathing" was comprised of four gentlemen playing d.i.y. modular analogue synths while kneeling on the stage. apparently audio engineer extraordinaire dave wright builds these noise makers himself. skinny puppy alum cEVIN Key was one of four prodding away at his roland jp8000. sadly, i did not record their performance. still worth checking out for lovers of early synth (kraftwerk, cabaret voltaire, the normal, numan, etc...)

gratuitous propaganda:
a must for fans of: aphex twin, bomb the bass, chemical brothers, fatboy slim, fsol, massive attack, nin, nitzer ebb, the orb, orbital, pwei, recoil, renegade soundwave, skinny puppy, tricky.

please buy jack's phenomenal new album "a.c.i.d. - answers come in dreams" or get to one of jack and ben's shows.

dedicated to my brother for the ticket, the good times and the cue sheet assistance.

shoutout to my friend elizabeth.

special mention to ultra-conservative d-bag bill o'reilly!




1 comment:

  1. Hey, I actually got a pro recording of the Not Breathing set from this show. Not a bootleg, but a pro recording, as are all of my recordings- stereo board feed plus stereo room mics. Dave, the main guy in NB is a good friend of mine and always lets me record his shows.

    Details and audio here-

    And if you care to search that page, you'll find several NB live recordings that I've produced for them over the years, mostly in Dave's home town of Tucson, but also Phoenix and another one in LA.

    Anybody care to track down the person who recorded the MBM performance and let him know that this NB recording exists?