Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Recording: Fresh Snow

Artist: Fresh Snow

Song: I Wanna Be Adored [Stone Roses cover]

Recorded at Double Double Land, December 29, 2016.

Fresh Snow - I Wanna Be Adored

An old-fashioned seasonal celebration at DDL for Zacht Automaat's annual performance, with Fresh Snow joining in to start things off. After the mounting drone-zone that started off their set, as it kicked into something more propulsive the bassline peeking through registered in my head, and I scrawled a note observing that whatever they were doing, it was ripping off "I Wanna Be Adored". It wasn't until Brad Davis dropped the lyric that I picked up on the fact it was indeed a cover — though in true rehearsal-room style, there's a a cool tug-of-war at places here, where it sounds like the rhythm section is stubbornly sticking with the song even as Tim Condon kept coming at it with his keybs like he was tackling a different song entirely. There's a few ragged spots here sound-wise — as the song reached its loudest point, the PA tripped out, so the vox and keyb cut out abruptly and the stage sound takes over for a bit before they find their way back in. But with ZA throwing some covers (especially one with an equally-iconic bassline!) into their set, this feels like an apt counterpart.

Videographer Brandon Caswell Douglas was on the scene and used some of my sounds in his documentation of the night.]

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