Monday, August 3, 2015

Astrol Waters at Hobbitstock-2015

Clip A (21 megs)
Clip B (37 megs)

 Here are the rough recordings from Astrol Waters' set at Hobbitstock 2015.  Astrol Waters is apparently now the name of the group that first played together at Tim's Tavern as Samsarama.  For this set, players included 5-Track (guitar), Ty Berry (voice and trumpet), Brandon Herzberg (guitar), Ben Ireland (drums), William Mapp (drums), and Me Woods (bass) ... and possibly others, there was a lot going on!.

(The photo at the top left here is of Immanent Transcendence, who gently pried the lid off of the evening at 8pm sharp, while there was still some daylight.)

I haven't listened to these too carefully yet, but a quick note is in order for those who weren't there:  Before the first set, as I was transitioning over to the electric bass from the previous jam on the bass-box, I hit the 15db pad on the direct-box to keep from deafening everyone with the pop.  As I should've suspected, I forgot to un-pad it before we started playing and so -- while the mix sounded pretty great where I was -- the bass may have been mostly non-existent out front until whenever I realized what had happened.  For the second clip, the bass is plennnnnty loud!

More on the beautiful experience that was Hobbitstock-2015 soon!


1 comment:

Cosmic Primitive said...

somebody give that bass box a riiiiide!