Rephlex superstar Wisp crawled out of his studio in Niagra Falls (where he’s furiously working on his next album) and came out west to play a one-off show for RecordLabelRecords in Oakland in September of 2011. He played many unreleased tracks in the performance as well as some earlier tunes. His music is melodic electronic without being sleepy, danceable without getting too loopy, breaky without getting broken, playful without getting silly, bleepy but not too clinical, lush without getting dreamy, at times getting slightly aggressive but so much as to cause people to plug their ears and/or run away, and with occasional acoustic piano interludes.
Wisp live at Cremation of Care at Zool in Oakland, California, 23 Sept 2011.
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
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.