But the friend that introduced this band to me very recently had me locate and burn a 2012 show to DVD for him. We checked it out at my place and I was really impressed by the music and the singer's voice. This is what I call "mood music" because it seems to be best to listen to in certain mindsets. If you're pumped up and ready to rock out, then no, you aren't wanting to hear this likely. But if you're more relaxed, like the fall and winter months arriving seem to get me each year, and if you want a music you can almost listen to without actually listening to it (like when working on a project or something), then these are just a few examples that I find are perfect for the music and mood.
This is the first professionally successful artist (band) I've come across in a while that I've taken a big interest in. And if you have or haven't heard of them, maybe you should check out Mazzy Star too.
Audience recording by hanwaker > dpa 4061 new cabling by StereoLux / dpa MPS 6010 modified with Black Gates by StereoLux > XLR-cables by StereoLux (thanks Heiko!) > Korg MR-1 DSD/DSF-Format 1 bit / 2.8 MHz ( line in ) FOB/5 m in front of right stack > hanwaker mastering > dithered and converted to 16 bit / 44.1 kHz with Korg AudioGate mono recording (had to drop one channel due to distortion) tracked, level fixed ,fade in fade outs > me > TLH > WAV (to test for lossiness and align on sector boundaries) > Audacity (to view waveform, embed metadata/track titles & info, and then to re-encode) > FLAC 6 > TLH (to double check for SBE's and create and verify ffp & md5 files) > you
Artist: Mazzy Star
Date: July 18th, 2012
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Venue: Rote Fabrik (Open Air Stage Am See)
Source: AUD (Master)
Size: 303 MB
01. Blue Flower
03. Ghost Highway
05. Ain't Nobody To Turn Me Around
06. She Hangs Brightly
07. Look On Down From The Bridge
08. Fade Into You
09. Lay Myself Down
10. Flyin' Low
11. crowd ~ encore
12. Blue Light
13. So Tonight I Might See
(1) 2012-07-18 Zurich, Switzerland (updated link)
I've only listened to a little bit of this excellent audience recording so far. And it's not the best recording I've found either. But as I kick back in a little while tonight, and after I burn it to disc and put it in the home theater system, I'm really going to listen and let it play.
This band has a lot of Pink Floyd, The Doors, and even some Robert Plant vs. Led Zeppelin influences in their music. And there are a lot more influences you can pick out too. They have a very West Coast late 1960's into early 1970's type of sound but it is much more modern and completely different at the same time. It's very difficult to explain their music and that may be one thing I like about it. I believe they are from San Francisco and that might explain a large part of their exposure to that kind of music. Of course I live nowhere near San Francisco or California at all and I have a lot of exposure to that era and style of music. But I had to go looking for it and have for decades too!
I hope you enjoy the band and the show...
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