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So this is a bit special

edited January 17 in Off-topic

Followed a link from The Guardian to this 40 minute demonstration that Techno doesn’t necessarily need technology. And what a venue!:

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  • I saw MEUTE (translates to ‚pack’ or ‚gang’) live on a festival three years ago :)

    They have quite a big youtube channel with lots of song performances and even full concerts.

  • Well that was quite fun

  • That genuinely made me smile and I was feeling a bit blue today. Thanks.

  • Funny how real musicians can make anything sound better.

  • edited January 17

    Sorry to take a more critical tone… but isn’t it a pity they are just miming on the roof.

    There’s no way the recording we hear is the one being performed live. The acoustics don’t lie. Trust your ears.

    I still like it :)

  • @tk32 said:
    Sorry to take a more critical tone… but isn’t it a pity they are just miming on the roof.

    There’s no way the recording we hear is the one being performed live. The acoustics don’t lie. Trust your ears.

    I still like it :)

    Right this is definitely using technology for sure.

  • I wondered about the recording, too. I actually think miming is harder than actual recording. I mean there’s no room for error, is there?

  • edited January 17

    @LinearLineman @tk32 @DMan : from the venue’s official web page

    https://www.elbphilharmonie.de/en/mediatheque/elbphilharmonie-sessions-meute/6

    “A big team of cameras, drones, sound recording and lighting equipment accompanied the Meute musicians as sunset approached. Everything was recorded live – including the sound!”

    You can see that all the instruments are miked, and the performers are wearing in ear monitors. Just yer usual Teutonic efficiency, obvs. I didn’t say they weren’t using any technology… ;)

  • That was great. If you ever visit Hamburg definitely check out the Elbphilharmonie. It’s pretty spectacular (even though it overshot the initial price by a cool €1bn).

  • edited January 18

    I listened to it again, very carefully.

    I'm willing to accept that the audio track was created from the performance captured on the roof (and then overdubbed and re-synced with the video), but there are two things that still ruin the illusion for me...

    • The whole track is bathed in reverb - which sounds great, don't get me wrong - but is clearly added in post.
    • The bassdrum in the track is a digital one, and seems not at all connected with the physical drum that guy in the middle keeps beating with a stick.
  • edited January 18

    @tk32 : I defer to your expertise. I’m not their manager or anything.

    Of course, I can imagine it would be relatively easy for a competent sound engineer to do a whole lot of things to the live recording in post, including tracking a bass drum. That isn’t quite the same as a bunch of actors in funny outfits miming to a backing track, though. They aren’t Milli Vanilli:

    https://www.biography.com/news/milli-vanilli-lip-sync-scandal

    Meute’s whole deal is playing acoustic covers of techno hits live, including plenty of open air street events judging from the stuff I read up on after seeing their video. They are a marching band, after all.

    I just thought it was cool.It’d still be cool if they did it in a recording studio. Just not as cool as a big scary roof.

    And now it must be time for this again. Never gets old:

  • Been done before... :smiley:

  • Good as time as any to bring up my favorite musical collective—Alarm Will Sound—and favorite album of the early aughts—Acoustica.

    https://music.apple.com/us/album/acoustica/410402556

  • That was great. The building was pretty amazing too.

  • @Svetlovska - just to be clear - I enjoyed the video, and am very pleased you shared it here.

    I just couldn't enjoy the artistic side without also critically analysing all of the technical aspects - a disorder I've suffered with for many years :joy:

  • @Philandering_Bastard said:
    That was great. If you ever visit Hamburg definitely check out the Elbphilharmonie. It’s pretty spectacular (even though it overshot the initial price by a cool €1bn).

    Not music related, but if you happen to be in Hamburg I'd also recommend the Miniatur Wunderland - went there just to kill some time between a St Pauli match and my flight, but it actually turned out to be pretty great.

  • @FastGhost said:

    @Philandering_Bastard said:
    That was great. If you ever visit Hamburg definitely check out the Elbphilharmonie. It’s pretty spectacular (even though it overshot the initial price by a cool €1bn).

    Not music related, but if you happen to be in Hamburg I'd also recommend the Miniatur Wunderland - went there just to kill some time between a St Pauli match and my flight, but it actually turned out to be pretty great.

    Went there with one of my little nieces. Expected some fuddy-duddy miniature railroad. Was greeted by a three storey NASA-level trip. Those guys are nuts!

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