Saturday, October 16, 2010

D. Rider @ The Entry

A .RAR file containing this recording can be downloaded here.

D. Rider
The Entry
Minneapolis, MN
Wednesday October 13th 2010

Taper: empty (emptystapes AT gmail DOT com)
Location: AB, right left drink rail, 25' back, ~7' ^
Source: AKG 414B-xls (Hypers) > Silver Quad customs > UA-5 (BM2p+) > iRiver h120 (Optical @ 16bit 44.1kHz WAV)
Transfer: h120 > USB 2.0 > PC [WAV > RazorLame> 320kbps mp3]

This Recording is for Promotional & Archival Purposes Only.



Interview with Todd on NPR

D. Rider and Gay Beast supported AIDS Wolf in The Entry last Wesnesday. The entire show was enjoyable and there was little leaving of the room by myself or many other folks. Thanks to all of the bands for a nice evening. Thanks to Matt, top notch FOH and constant class act.

"D. Rider's debut album, "Mother of Curses" (Tizona), opens with a squeak that sounds like someone writing on a dry erase board with a felt-tipped marker. The trio, led by U.S. Maple guitarist Todd Rittmann, follows by layering on buzzing, distorted guitar, Spartan drums and hazy, disaffected vocals. By the song's close, it sounds as though Rittmann is singing from the center of a busy construction zone, dodging masked welders and heavy equipment in order to deliver his screed.

But, despite the array of out-there techniques employed to create the devilish soundscape (spray paint cans, cell phones, cassette tape), "Curses" doesn't come across like some high-concept art project; this album, quite simply, rocks.+

"I'm a fan of pure abstraction, but that's just not where I'm at with music," says Rittmann. "It's hard for me to blow my own mind with abstract sounds. Right now, I'm into applying the funny sounds I come up with to rock 'n' roll songs."
- Andy Downing Chicago Tribune

1 comment:

david thomas said...

Cool, thanks for uploading