(audio) Thee Source ov Fawnation live in Oakland, 24 Sept 2011

I’m cynical. Whenever I go to these all-nighter electronic music events with a dozen people on the bill, I expect that the artists with which I’m not familiar are gonna suck. That’s just how it goes. Because that’s the way it’s always gone.

Well, this night was an exception, because even though this was my first exposure to Thee Source ov Fawnation, they knocked my socks off. I love it when that happens.

I’d say their music is similar to Scanner’s more beat-oriented stuff, with a little Quench thrown in, also some Disjecta and maybe Silk Saw. Generally slow, patient music which often times works its way to a big crescendo for the finale. Sometimes with softly sung vocals, quite melodic. Not aggressive, but kinda heavy in parts, but those parts don’t last too long before being cleared out by digitally processed bleeps and bloops and other musical bits.

Oh, I’ll continue being cynical, but it sure is nice to be caught off guard every once in a while.

stereo board mix

Nady stereo condenser mic for room/audience

Focusrite Saffire Pro24 preamp/interface

Logic 8 for recording, editing, mixing

Soundtrack Pro for mastering

MacBook Pro

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Update: The organizers of the Cremation of Care festival have made available on their Bandcamp page a giant compilation consisting of the recordings I made of  this weekend, plus a handful more. Artists include Wisp, Xanopticon, Terminal 11, Exillon, Thee Source ov Fawnation, Scuzi, Kush Arora, William S. Braintree, Brian E, Florescent Grey, Identity Theft and RMS.

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