(audio) Christoph de Babalon live in Berlin, 27 Nov 2009

Most people know Christoph de Babalon for his groundbreaking debut album If You’re Into It, I’m Out Of It. Well, that was put out over 10 years ago, and since then he’s sorta been flying under the radar having released only a few EPs and 12”s since then. But it was just last year that he released Scylla & Charybdis on his own label Cross Fader Entertainment, and has upcoming releases on Zhark and Falsch.

Hopefully this means that he’ll be playing live with some regularity, because he plays the sort of gloomy industrial that I like. I can only imagine how he went over when he opened for Radiohead for a tour of southern Europe in 2001.

Christoph de Babalon live at Raum 18 in Berlin, 27 November 2009.

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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(audio) Merzbow live in Vienna, 18 May 2010

With more than 300 releases to his name, I’m pretty sure Merzbow is one of those artists who doesn’t really need an introduction.

He’s done plenty of collaborative work as well, and he played a handful of dates in the winter of 2009 and the spring of 2010 with superstar Hungarian drummer Balázs Pándi.

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

website soundcloud