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Artist: Moon Safari
Title: Live in Helmond 2012
Date: 21 september 2012
Type: Audience
Tour: Tour de Europe 2012
Location: De Lakei, Helmond, Netherlands
Rating: A+ (rated by taper)
Catalog: MVD-092

SOURCE: Church ST-11 Cards - Church pre-amp STC-9000 (high pass filter on) -
iRiver H340 (44.1 kHz) - HDD - FLAC

Recorded by Symfan


Disc 1
01 - Preshow music
02 - Dance across the Ocean
03 - Heartland
04 - Sun of Your Own
05 - band introductions
06 - New York City Summer Girl
07 - Lover's End pt. 1
08 - A Kid called Panic

Disc 2
01 - Lover's End pt. 3 (Skelleftea Serenade)
02 - Doorway
03 - Constant Bloom


Recorded live at De Lakei, Helmond, Netherlands
Recording spot: right side of stage, standing FOS
Date: 21 september 2012.
Recorded on iRiver H340 using Rockbox, r18339 build 080824.
Recording format: 44.1 Khz WAV
Microphones: Church ST-11 Cardiods with STC-9000 preamp, high pass filter on
Sound enhancement with Soundforge 10.0 / Adobe 2.0
Sound editing with CD Wave editor and Traders Little Helper
Flacs created with FLAC frontend (level 7)

The Band
Simon Akesson: Keyboards & Lead Vocals
Petter Sandstrom: Acoustic Guitar & Lead Vocals
Pontus Akesson: Guitars & Backing Vocals
Johan Westerlund: Bass & Backing Vocals
Tobias Lundgren: Drums, Percussion & Backing Vocals
Sebastian Akesson: Keyboards, Percussion & Backing Vocals


I recorded this show standing to the right side of the stage, just below the speakerstack.
There was no-one in front of me, and the audience was quiet, so an ideal recording situation.
During the first song the bass guitar was a bit loud and not balanced, and you hear some distortion. This is not due to the recording, but this was as it came out the speakers.
Tracks were slightly EQ-ed and volume was a bit corrected, but I kept the dynamics in tact.
I use no compression. After correction, tracks were split at sector boundaries.
Flacs are tagged for convenient playback on compatible systems.

Moon Safari was promoting their latest recording Lover's End Part 3, as an addition to the Lover's End album they released in 2010. They are really nice guys and they make wonderful music.
Close harmony vocals, 12-string guitar and lots of nice guitar and keyboards. The set was not too long, but it includes their latest work in full. Doorway was played as encore, instead of Yasgur's Farm. Well maybe next time. For they will return when the new album is ready.
There were about 100 people attending and they were all very attentive to the music. That, and a good recording spot, makes this a very nice capture of a band that will hopefully grow to a much bigger audience. They really deserve it!

Artwork is included in the Torrent release.

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Prepared by Symfan.
september 2012

Info: [email protected]


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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Not one to bump my own threads, but!? Listening to this now for the first time.

The taper tells no lies!

(caveat), only 4 tracks in (but) great performance, great set! I miss these guys...

I also have the DVD from this night, go ahead, coerce me.
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