Steve Gunn has been a key presence within the Three Lobed universe for the reason that 2006 launch of the Heavy Components CD. His dynamic development as an artist within the years since — together with his present Matador-backed full band work — has been a thrill to observe, to the purpose that it’s laborious to choose favorites amongst his work. That mentioned, it’s laborious to not contemplate his duo work with John Truscinski among the many absolute best. As this set demonstrates, improvisation between these two is sort of an unstated language at this level. Followers of the band’s most up-to-date LP, Soundkeeper, which incorporates certainly one of my Union Pool recordings, can attest that the band’s reside improvisations might be a few of their greatest work. Tonight’s first track was one such second — an untitled new quantity that already appears like a forthcoming GTD basic. As to the remainder of the set, it consisted of precisely these — “Banh Mi Ringtones” and “Ocean Parkway,” each from Three Lobed’s second GTD LP, Ocean Parkway. These renditions have been as impressed and electrical as the complete night, maybe by no means extra in order that the climactic interaction across the eight-minute mark of “Banh Mi.” This entire evening — the entire competition — celebrated all that’s proper with unbiased music. John and Steve are definitely a giant a part of that.
I recorded this set with Schoeps MK4V mics mounted on the middle of the balcony, with a soundboard feed from Christopher Scully-Thurston’s combine. It sounds prefer it.
Von der Heyden Studio Theater
Rubenstein Arts Heart
Durham, NC USA
Recorded and produced by acidjack
Reside combine by Christopher Scully-Thurston
Schoeps MK4V (DFC, PAS)>KC5>CMC6 + Soundboard>>Sound Gadgets MixPre6>24/44.1 WAV>Audition>Audacity>FLAC
01 [Rayborn intro]
02 [untitled new song]
03 Banh Mi Ringtones
04 Ocean Parkway