Sunday, July 17, 2011

Mother of Fire @ Heliotrope Eight

320kbps mp3 | FLAC

Mother of Fire
May 27, 2011
Heliotrope 8, Loring Theater
Minneapolis, MN

Taper: pjp
Source1: Schoeps MK4 > Nbox > Edirol R44 @ 24/48
Source2: SBD > Edirol R44 @ 24/48
Location: Clamped onto front of balcony, above and left of SBD
Transfer: R44 > USB > Audition > CDwav > .flac
Editing: Mixed and resampled to 16/44.1 with Adobe Audition
Total Running Time: 36:41

This Recording is for Promotional & Archival Purposes Only.


Let me start by saying that in my very humble opinion Mother of Fire is one of the top 5 most talented bands actively playing Minneapolis right now. They played 12 dates in Europe last March as well as an Eastern US tour in support of their latest album. I wish someone had the money to pay for a huge national tour. I received word from Naomi the other day that it was cool to post this and believe me when I say it's a recording that I've been extremely excited to share. As much as I like my stage lip recording (that upfront sound is incredible!) as always PJ was on top of his game and had this 4 track balcony + soundboard mix done shortly after Heliotrope. I spent a month or so trying to discern song titles but it's my understanding that these songs are mostly new and as of yet untitled. So if you haven't heard any of the new Mother of Fire material by all means check out this brilliant recording. Thank you to Mother of Fire, PJ and Heliotrope. Special thanks to The Loring Theater for allowing us to document the festival.

When did Mother of Fire officially begin? Were there any projects or bands that you were involved in prior to this?

Jason: Officially, we began in December of 2007. Our first shows were billed as Blastoidea: an ancient extinct starfish-like creature. Then we changed it to Lambs for a few shows. All of this was with the drum machine. It wasn't until we hooked up with Andie that Mother of Fire came to us.

Naomi: County Z and Rotten Living, both anger and art punk violin/bass/drum trios, toured quite a bit from 2000-2005. Jason and I were in The Royal Flycatchers, where we put on elaborate performances involving, choreography, costumes, film: the works. We'd create a whole set and visual world employing a dozen or more artists and then perform the show once.

Andie played in a drum duo Jose Bove. Also, Hex (viola/tuba/drums) and now Myrrh. There have been many bands and projects for us all, too many to list.

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