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Jenny Lewis – Fox Theater, Oakland, CA – May 28, 2015

Here is my recording of Jenny Lewis at The Fox Theater in Oakland on May 28, 2015. I will post more details later, but for now enjoy download links below!

24/96 FLAC [etree torrent]: http://bt.etree.org/details.php?id=580086

24/96 FLAC [DIME torrent]: http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=529532

mp3: [entire show, zip download]: https://www.sendspace.com/file/5vu57u

mp3: [sample]: Jenny Lewis – Girl on Girl (May 28, 2015)

Jenny Lewis
May 28, 2015
The Fox Theater
Oakland, CA

Source: Core Sound Binaurals > Battery Box w/ Bass Roll-Off Filter > Roland R-05 [24/96 wav]
Transfer: R-05 > USB > PC
Edit: Sony Sound Forge Pro 11.0 > FLAC 1.3 > Tag & Rename 3.9

01) Head Underwater
02) Silver Lining
03) The Moneymaker
04) The Next Messiah
05) With Arms Outstretched
06) Just One of the Guys
07) You Are What You Love
08) Pretty Bird
09) The New You
10) Slippery Slopes
11) That’s That (Cass McCombs cover)
12) She’s Not Me
13) Love U Forever
14) A Better Son/Daughter

-Encore-
15) Bad Man’s World
16) Give a Little Love
17) Girl On Girl
18) Portions for Foxes
19) Acid Tongue

Recorded, Mastered, & Seeded by: breathmint (breathmint@gmail.com)
More Info: http://np.cyanidebreathmint.net/2015/05/30/jenny-lewis-fox-theater-oakland-ca-may-28-2015

DO NOT: CONVERT THIS RECORDING TO ANY LOSSY FORMATS !!!!
DO NOT: SELL THIS RECORDING !!!
DO: PLEASE ENJOY !!!
DO: Visit the Beck DC Hub at dchub://hub.cyanidebreathmint.net

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Beck – The Masonic, San Francisco, CA – September 19, 2014

It is with great pleasure I present to you another great Beck recording of his sold out show re-opening night at San Francisco’s The Masonic. Once again, I had some level issues during the opening song which was (once again) The Golden Age. While I fiddled with the wrong dial the first couple minutes, I also accidentally cut out 5-10 seconds of audio around 2:40. Once I started recording again, I found the correct dial, and adjusted the gain to get a perfect level for the remainder of the set. You can hear this transition point at 3:02.

24/96 FLAC [torrent]: http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=506072

mp3: [entire show, zip download]: https://www.sendspace.com/file/z7x3hy

mp3 [sample]: Beck – Timebomb (September 19, 2014)

Beck
September 19, 2014
The Masonic
San Francisco, CA

Source: Core Sound Binaurals > Battery Box w/ Bass Roll-Off Filter > Roland R-05 [24/96 wav]
Transfer: R-05 > USB > PC
Edit: Sony Sound Forge Pro 11.0 > FLAC 1.3 > Tag & Rename 3.8.2

01) The Golden Age
02) Blackbird Chain
03) Blue Moon
04) Say Goodbye
05) Heart is a Drum
06) Country Down
07) Lost Cause
08) Asshole
09) Waking Light
10) Devils Haircut
11) Black Tambourine
12) Loser
13) Ghettochip Malfunction / Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See Medley
14) Think I’m In Love / I Feel Love Medley
15) Soul Of A Man
16) Girl
17) Timebomb
18) E-Pro
–Encore–
19) Debra
20) Where It’s At / Good Times / Miss You / High 5 (Rock the Catskills) Medley

Recorded, Mastered, & Seeded by: breathmint (breathmint@gmail.com)

DO NOT: CONVERT THIS RECORDING TO ANY LOSSY FORMATS !!!!
DO NOT: SELL THIS RECORDING !!!
DO: PLEASE ENJOY !!!
DO: Visit the Beck DC Hub at dchub://hub.cyanidebreathmint.net

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Nothing Matters (Heart is a Drum sample)

A few folks have recently been discussing the sample heard at the end of Heart is a Drum, one of the most popular tracks on Beck’s latest record, Morning Phase. It has been suggested that the sample may be the same Thomas Hendrix sample Beck used in Loser. The origin, of course, is from Steve Hanft’s film Kill the Moonlight, and the sample was also included on the Kill the Moonlight soundtrack.

After reading some speculation on this, I decided to listen closely and see if I could hear the sample many others claimed to clearly detect. I could hear what might sound like the word “driver,” but I wasn’t really convinced. So I took the HDtracks [24-bit 96 kHz FLAC] version of the song and created a mono inverted mix, reversed the playback when I was convinced it was backwards talking, and did some EQ work to isolate vocal frequencies. The end result can be heard below. Sounds like ordinary studio chatter, and the only words that clearly stand out to me are “Nothing Matters.” What do you hear?

Beck – Heart is a Drum (End Clip Processed)

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Beck – Uptown Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC – July 11, 2014

A friend of mine recorded this show using a simple rig to an iPhone, and asked if I could help clean it up and get it seeded. The sound is definitely listenable but more than likely a “collectors only” category recording. If this doesn’t scare you off, click ahead and enjoy Beck playing Uptown Amphitheatre at the NC Music Factory, Charlotte, NC on July 11, 2014.

mp3: https://www.sendspace.com/file/nhzjw8

FLAC: http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=498289

sample: Beck – The New Pollution (July 11, 2014)

Beck
July 11, 2014
Uptown Amphitheatre at the NC Music Factory
Charlotte, NC

Source: Monoprice 600200 > iPhone 4 > Rode Rec [24/44.1 WAV]
Transfer: iPhone > USB > PC
Edit: Sony Sound Forge Pro 11.0 > FLAC 1.3 > Tag & Rename 3.8

01) Devils Haircut
02) Black Tambourine
03) Loser
04) One Foot in the Grave
05) The New Pollution
06) Soul Of A Man
07) Think I’m In Love / I Feel Love Medley
08) The Golden Age
09) Lost Cause
10) Blue Moon
11) Modern Guilt
12) Sissyneck / Billie Jean Medley
13) Qué Onda Guero
14) Hotwax
15) Paper Tiger
16) Heart Is A Drum
17) Say Goodbye
18) Waking Light
19) E-Pro
20) Ghettochip Malfunction
21) Debra
22) Where It’s At / Miss You / High 5 (Rock the Catskills) Medley

Recorded by: Bebo (elfrijole189@gmail.com)
Mastered & Seeded by: breathmint (breathmint@gmail.com)

DO NOT: CONVERT THIS RECORDING TO ANY LOSSY FORMATS !!!!
DO NOT: SELL THIS RECORDING !!!
DO: PLEASE ENJOY !!!

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Beck — Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA — April 09, 2014

As promised, night one download below. Please enjoy!

The recording quality is excellent overall, with a few level issues on the intro to Golden Age, a 10 second cut-out during Blue Moon, and I’ve  copied channels during a few moments of particularly loud loud-talkers. The first two issues were related to the fact that this was a new recording set-up for me and I was getting used to levels and button layout on my R-05. These were both sorted out after Devils Haircut, and night two came out nearly flawless – for that recording you can head over to http://np.cyanidebreathmint.net/2014/04/14/beck-arlington-theatre-santa-barbara-ca-april-10-2014/.

As always, I ask that you do not convert this audio to other formats, but please do share and feel free to repost on other trackers. Gear list, setlist, and more information below.

24/96 FLAC [torrent]: http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=490106

mp3: [entire show, zip download]http://www.sendspace.com/file/gm91q7

mp3 [sample]: Beck – Dead Melodies (April 09, 2014)

Beck
April 09, 2014
Arlington Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Source: Core Sound Binaurals > Battery Box > Roland R-05 [24/96 wav]
Transfer: R-05 > USB > PC
Edit: Sony Sound Forge Pro 11.0 > FLAC 1.3 > Tag & Rename 3.8

01) The Golden Age
02) Blackbird Chain
03) Say Goodbye
04) Lost Cause
05) Dead Melodies
06) Country Down
07) Blue Moon
08) Paper Tiger
09) Waking Light
10) Devils Haircut
11) Black Tambourine
12) Soul Of A Man
13) Gamma Ray
14) Hotwax
15) Qué Onda Guero
16) Think I’m In Love / I Feel Love Medley
17) Modern Guilt
18) Wave
19) Soldier Jane
20) Sissyneck / Billie Jean Medley
21) Debra
22) Loser
23) Where It’s At / One Foot in the Grave / High 5 (Rock the Catskills) Medley
24) E-Pro

Recorded, Mastered, & Seeded by: breathmint (breathmint@gmail.com)

DO NOT: CONVERT THIS RECORDING TO ANY LOSSY FORMATS !!!!
DO NOT: SELL THIS RECORDING !!!
DO: PLEASE ENJOY !!!

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Beck — Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA — April 10, 2014

I am very pleased to share with you my recording of Beck playing The Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA on April 10, 2014. This was the 2nd night of a two night run at that venue, both of which were recorded. You can check out night one recording here: http://np.cyanidebreathmint.net/2014/04/27/beck-arlington-theatre-santa-barbara-ca-april-09-2014/

The recording quality is excellent, sample mp3 linked below. As always, I ask that you do not convert this audio to other formats, but please do share and feel free to repost on other trackers. Gear list, setlist, and more information below.

24/96 FLAC [torrent]: http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=488649

mp3: [entire show, zip download]: http://www.sendspace.com/file/tk10so

mp3 [sample]: Beck – Get Real Paid (April 10, 2014)

 

Beck
April 10, 2014
Arlington Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Source: Core Sound Binaurals > Battery Box > Roland R-05 [24/96 wav]
Transfer: R-05 > USB > PC
Edit: Sony Sound Forge Pro 11.0 > Lame 3.99.3 [-b 320 -m s -h -q 0] > Tag & Rename 3.8

01) The Golden Age
02) Lost Cause
03) Blackbird Chain
04) Say Goodbye
05) Country Down
06) Paper Tiger
07) Wave
08) Waking Light
09) Soldier Jane
10) Devils Haircut
11) Black Tambourine
12) Soul Of A Man
13) Gamma Ray
14) Loser
15) Qué Onda Guero
16) Girl
17) Think I’m In Love / I Feel Love Medley
18) Get Real Paid
19) E-Pro
20) Debra
21) Where It’s At / High 5 (Rock the Catskills) Medley

Recorded, Mastered, & Seeded by: breathmint

DO NOT: CONVERT THIS RECORDING !!!!
DO NOT: SELL THIS RECORDING !!!
DO: PLEASE ENJOY !!!

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Twenty Twelve: A Best of for Playlists

My official 2012 “best of” list. This past year seemed to be more of a year of the side project single releases and/or remixes outnumbering originals.  I found it frustrating that a lot of good music was coming in “one hit” forms so in addition to a best of album list there will also be a best of songs list. Some of my top albums were mentioned when I made a 6 month update. You can see that here.    

 

Blackbird Blackbird – Boracay Planet blackbird   You might have heard this song playing in the background of a car commercial (at least the band gets money out of it!). This album is great, and it also makes good background music if you ever find yourself with a bag of shrooms and a friday night.

 

Errors – New Relics   1349182514_errors-new-relics Errors would best be described as synth, psychedelic electronic music. They remind me a bit of Psychic Ills but with a female singer and more downtempo.

 

 Lorn – Ask the Dust 5021392728193 This Lorn album is possibly their best. The remix album they released this year of this album is fantastic too.

 

Black Marble – Weight Against the Door tumblr_lya1r8HFDE1r4phooo1_1327365548_cover

Black Marble is a really great cold?/new? wave band. The lead singer has a perfectly deep monotone voice and the music is minimal but catchy.

 

Carnivals – Humility EP canrivals If I still had a car, I would turn this up and drive down a dark highway. Very spacey, they sound a bit like the band Hood in their song structure comprising of strung together spacey electronic samples with an indie rock foundation.

 

Chelsea Wolfe –  Unknown Rooms: A collection of Acoustic songs chelsea-wolfe Apparently she is a friend of a friend. Lucky me. I love Chelsea Wolfe and wish she would release more music under the Wild Eyes project as well. No matter, her music is stunning.

added bonus because this is a particularly beautiful cover:

 

Expensive Looks – Dark Matters expensive looks I can’t stop listening to this band, their new album (a 2013 best of) is just as addicting. They sound a bit like a mix of Lemonade, Discovery, and Pictureplane.

 

Tropics – Popup Cinema homepage_large.e05f165e This album filled the void that the disappointing Toro y Moi release created.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmYQJmAjlDQ

 

Shad[]wb[]x – Haunted by Colors shadowbox-haunted-by-colors She is amazing and yes I’ll probably post something about  Shad[]wb[]x on every music update.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XFBsfw_uj8

 

Vitalic – Rave Age vitalic-rave-age-nov-2012 This is definitely the best Vitalic album. I’m glad they came back full force.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s77Es2snCc

 

Benoit & Sergio – New Ships Ep benoit-sergio-300x300 Some electronic dance pop, I wish there were more songs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y54_cBl9hqw

 

Singles:

Revelator/Wear your Wounds Split

– I put the Adrift in You on repeat and it never gets old. Please let me clarify that this project should be associated with drone metal (like Om or Nadja). For some reason a review comparing them to Cold Cave, My bloody Valentine etc. has been copy and pasted everywhere. I would love to blame Pitchfork for this utter failure of a review but they have yet to word fuck this release. I hope these projects will release more and this isn’t just a “one time” thing like Greymachine because I really need more music like this.

Toro y Moi – so many details

– I didn’t care for the full release this year, nothing can bring me back to the kind of love I had for the Causers of This kind of Toro y Moi. This song kind of brings me back and I wish the whole album had been more like it.

Mixhell – Exit Wound

– This kind of reminds me of A Place to Bury Strangers. This song came out of nowhere from Mixhell and they don’t have anything else like it.

Andre Obin – A Star is Torn

– Dear Andre Obin, If you happened to google yourself and find that you have come across this article please release a whole album. Soon. Thanks.

Dropout Orchestra – Your Girl (Kinema Remix)

– This song is a bit cheesy and completely a dance song but it’s a personal favorite.   And so concludes my list for 2012.

 

 

Disappointments that I might have been caught ranting and raving about in anticipation:

• Purity Ring – Shrines   ———-  They released all of what I considered their best content prior to the album release and then the rest of the album sounded like filler. I was bored with it and definitely disappointed. Oh well… I do tend to get bored easily.

• Toro y Moi (I’m going to stop beating this dead horse)

• How to Destroy Angels – An Omen ————— I loved the initial release and so I was excited to see what Reznor and his wife came up with next. No matter how hard I try, I just can’t even sort of like it (ha but kinda I want to). The only song keeping it afloat is Keep it Together. It’s strange because I generally like all of Reznor’s side projects including the giant instrumental “Ghosts” album. His judgement has usually been spot on especially when he pulled the plugs on the material he worked on for Puscifer saving himself the embarrassment had it ever been released . This particular release of How to Destroy Angels completely lacked direction and therefore lacked a sense of inspiration. The sound and structure of the songs start as a seeming attempt to deliberately be anything but a Reznor song only for it to utterly dissipate into his trademark style. Its been apparent Reznor’s desire to feel something different, to be something different only to be stuck within himself and let that frustration fuel his creativity. This release had a strange impact, it seems as if he finally lost himself. No worries, The Fragile has a special place in my broken bruised forgotten sore heart.

Anything forgotten will be updated as I think of it.

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world of freakout [now playing volume 02]

Volume 2 just for you. This mix features shoegaze, with a heavy dose of electronic.

http://8tracks.com/breathmint/world-of-freakout-np-vol-02

world of freakout [np vol 02] from breathmint on 8tracks.

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hard to complete

This is a mix which I have tried completing several times, but never got it quite where I wanted it. You may also notice there are a few songs which are out of place form the main theme. I think this is done as it will ever be. No apologies.

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Amanda Palmer August 8 2008 Lakeshore Theater Chicago

In 2008, I was in Chicago for a conference. As the plane landed I was looking up shows in town for my week stay and was shocked to find Amanda Palmer was playing a solo gig the next night. And it was totally sold out. I had seen the Dresden Dolls before, but this Amanda solo thing was brand new. Apparently she had done a record, which had leaked just before I left for Chicago, but I hadn’t heard it yet.

After spending nearly my entire first 24 hours in town making calls to the venue, record stores, ticket agencies,  and even asking the hotel concierge if he could help, the evening was upon me and I was ticketless. I decided to head down and see if I could just find tickets waiting in line. When I got to the venue, the line was wrapped around the building. I started walking down the perimeter, and asked if anyone had extra tickets probably each batch of 5 people or so. I got to the end with no luck. So, I turned around and walked straight back up and asked again.

This repeated for about an hour. I had asked many of the same people, probably 5-6 times if they had tickets. The evil looks I was getting were almost enough to make me give up, but I decided to wait in line and see if maybe somehow by the time I got to the front my luck would change. I had taken to discussing the Dolls and AP (FYI: this was the pre-AFP era) with a couple that had driven all the way from Green Bay. They had seen the Dolls about a dozen times, and encouraged me to keep trying. Overhearing our conversation, other people waiting in line shared encouraging words and one girl even said “you were meant to get in this show.” I tended to agree!

When I was about 40 feet from the entrance, a bad falafel saved me. This girl came up to me with one ticket in hand. Her friend had eaten some bad falafel and was leaving. The ticket was mine. Victory was mine. I triumphantly proceeded inside and after checking out some wicked merch I couldn’t afford, I found my seat. And then I was introduced to Vermillion Lies. That could be a whole blog in of itself, but I reserve myself by relating to you that they ended their set with crowd holding hands, swaying, and singing along thusly.

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Suffice it to say that the night was off to a great start, and it was about to get even better! The lights went down, the cheering started, and then came the following. I ask you stop here, watch the video, and then continue reading.

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Did you watch yet? If not, stop reading and play that video straight through.  I’ll be waiting for you.

Done? Ok, so I will in no way make the implication that Amanda Palmer is Michael Jackson. But if she was, this was her Motown 25 moment. Ok, so I just took a break from writing and watched that performance of Billie Jean. I reiterate, Amanda Palmer is no Michael Jackson. Anyway, Amanda went on to play many songs from the forthcoming Who Killed Amanda Palmer record, mostly just blowing us away one song after another. There were also some Dresden Dolls songs, several covers, and two encores. The full setlist can be found here.  She closed out the night with her now famous ukulele rendition of Creep, joined by the sisters Vermillion. At the time, nobody had heard her do this before. It was so fucking special.

Of course, anyone who has seen Amanda before knows it ALWAYS feels that way. That, my dear readers, is because it ALWAYS is. What makes Amanda so special, is that she knows it’s all about the fans. She gives us everything she has to give, and thats why we always keep coming back for more.  Unfortunately, this is the only video I could find of that closing number. However, despite the clipped audio, that crowd roaring pretty much captures the moment perfectly.

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If anyone reading this knows the girl who got sick on her falafel, or her friend who got me that ticket, please have her write me. I’d love to thank the both of you personally for having made possible one of my all time favorite concert experiences.

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