May 10, 2012 Leave a comment
Ensphere – CERN [Unreleased Improvised/Jam Session]
Ryan Stertz on Keys
Michael Ludovici on Percussion
Randall Swindell on Guitar
mixed & recorded by Taperaten [ABW] on a Tascam M-320b
taken from a 17min jam, i edited the first 10min out to isolate this segment of the jam. a blind mix, i had no monitors of my own, in fact the only external source sound was patched thru the bus system & used 4 separate monitor mixes for the band set-up in their practice space. as an inexperienced engineer, i was surprised at how clear & somewhat balanced the mix was considering i only had VU meters to discern the levels of the ‘mix’. the drums may be a bit too loud, the keys are very present & up-front & the guitar is distant. it’s not perfect but a great capture of a rare & spectacular moment for me as a listener & fan!
this recording is special to me for several reasons, first its an epic jam improvised on the spot, cause Ensphere just rolls like that! secondly the space this was recorded in is very special to the history of the present (or past shall i say?) incarnation of Ensphere, this is where they grew & developed w/ Dillion, Serena & Ryan all of who played very intricate parts in the building & forming of Ensphere’s music & sound foundation. the unit C-9 loft space was home to the birth of many many Ensphere tales & legends. needless to say I’ve kept this gem under-wraps as long as i could & i try my best to NOT share any of their intellectual property w/o permission or accordance. BUT some very sad news arose yesterday & I feel it’s only right & fair for the fans of this great live musical act to share with them the immediate depth & creativity that goes on behind doors in the practice spaces of Ensphere.
also i titled the track on my own w/o permission as well, seeing that the jam was sort of just thrown away so-to-speak & never developed further, the music & energy made me think of the hadron collider at CERN, as well as all the molecular & nuclear scientific discoveries made there.
With Love. I bid you a tearful farewell ENSPHERE!