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.
Thee Source ov Fawnation live at Cremation of Care at Zool, Oakland, California, 24 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
Edit: full set, audio only-