Sylvan Esso Tiny desk concert

Just spotted this…a lot of monome and norns!!!
Nice to see the tools used for more pop oriented music!!!

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This got posted as an ‘interesting tiny studio’ thing in the Tiny Studio thread a couple of days ago, and I immediately had to watch their NPR live tiny desk performance as well. It lives here:

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This is beautiful, just the right thing for me tonight. When Sylvan Esso laughed after the second song while everyone clapped, I was reminded of a (possibly apocryphal) story of Beethoven improving in front of an audience, bringing them to tears, and then laughing hard.

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Such a lovely duo. I’ve been listening to their Tiny Desk concerts ever since I run across them earlier today (I think it was a FB post actually). Anyway, great to see such a good use of good instrumentation.

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@bassik, we went down a bit of a rabbit hole on the Disquiet Junto Slack detailing Nick’s various projects, so definitely check out Made of Oak, Rosenau & Sandborn, and Cedar AV (with @lettersonsounds)

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thanks so much for the kind words, everyone!

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Oh man, you are that guy in the video! And he is you! I just put that together. Dude, whatever oscillator(s) you’re got wired up in that rig speak directly to my soul. Sounds so goooooood!

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Whilst I love recorded output this session is perfect to me. Something raw and emotional that I love. Thank you @madeofoak

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Nick posted details in the tiny studio thread - for anyone who missed it:

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Thanks, this was awesome!

Also - I just watched this live show, hinted in the end of the Tiny Desk (Home) Concert posted above:


So good!

@madeofoak So happy to have discovered your band on lines! BTW I totally agree with you re: your drummer’s “shaker + floor tom-pattern + triplet-behind-the-beat melody accent” skills 40:38 in. :open_mouth:

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