A number of weeks again Elkhorn launched The Golden Lag on Blue Gap Recordings, a two-sided cassette of two medium size instrumental tracks in keeping with what we’ve come to count on 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 live shows have created magical experiences for the tuned in. Nestled in a nook of Valentino Park in Pink Hook, the artists taking part in these occasions are introduced in a most pure environment and with followers on blankets or seaside chairs, and the texture of the occasion is sort of a household reunion of probably the most educated music followers NYC has to supply. On this lovely 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 specific 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 kind of time-stands-still sort of units that you just by no means wish to finish.
However it 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 totally different themes however finally proved that this band has an infinite variety of genres to discover in its future and we’ll be joyful to seize all of them.
I recorded this set with the outdoor-friendly massive diaphragm Neumann microphones arrange immediately middle in entrance of the band, and the sound high quality is gorgeous. Positive there are a couple of canine barks and kids, however that’s precisely the environment of this terrific day and we're so pleased with this recording. Take pleasure in!
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Valentino Park – Pink Hook
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Recorded and Produced
Set 1 [Total Time 30:07]
01 Improvisation 1
Set 2 [Total Time 31:41]
02 Improvisation 2
03 Improvisation 3
Jesse Sheppard: acoustic guitar, bass
Drew Gardner: electrical guitar
Ian McColm: drums