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October 5, 2012 4:15 AM   Subscribe

Lake BAIKAL ICE live sound. Unbeliveable! Real video from IRKUTSK ethnik percussion group «ETHNOBEAT». We playing on frozen water with pleasure and delight in the soul:)
posted by flapjax at midnite (18 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
Cool.
posted by pracowity at 4:31 AM on October 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


This was how Genghis Khan was summoned originally.
posted by Burhanistan at 5:07 AM on October 5, 2012


lol

what will play think ice next...
posted by colinshark at 5:09 AM on October 5, 2012


Wait till you hear the cover done on Ice-9. Solid!
posted by lalochezia at 5:15 AM on October 5, 2012


That was an ice performance!
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:18 AM on October 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


Heh
posted by infini at 5:28 AM on October 5, 2012


I'm wondering how they set up the microphones for that. Conductive mics on the ice? They don't really explain.
posted by sixohsix at 5:35 AM on October 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


This this, baby.
posted by davebush at 5:37 AM on October 5, 2012


Hats off to Flapjax for yet another amazing, inspiring, musical post. (On second thought, keep those hats on, it's cold out there on the ice!!!)
posted by crazy_yeti at 5:42 AM on October 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Have to say this seems suspiciously well mic-ed. Given that at least some mixing has happened at a later time, I'd be interested to see exactly what the process was that produced what we're hearing.
posted by howfar at 5:49 AM on October 5, 2012


What do you mean by 'suspicious', exactly? I think the fakest case scenario is that they recorded some of the bits once with close mics and then recorded a synced performance for video. Ice really can make sounds like that. I've found similar pieces myself, though never as many in one spot as they have here.
posted by echo target at 5:59 AM on October 5, 2012


What do you mean by 'suspicious', exactly?

"live sound" seems like a suspicious claim to make here.

I'm not denying that ice can make noises like this, but I wonder what the relationship between what we hear and what we see is. Is this the result of several days sound gathering on several locations, using a variety of mallets, put together and then synced to? Maybe. Given that what we're seeing isn't likely to be the whole story, I guess I'd like to know what the whole story is.
posted by howfar at 6:09 AM on October 5, 2012


I need to look at post titles more often.
posted by davebush at 6:17 AM on October 5, 2012


Have to say this seems suspiciously well mic-ed.

In a few of the shots you can see the fuzz above from what I'd assume is a pretty solid mic. I don't find it hard to believe. Lakes and winter can be pretty quiet places.

For me the biggest drawback is a not being able to play summer festivals. "Knebworth called? TELL THEM NO FUCKING WAY."
posted by jimmythefish at 6:18 AM on October 5, 2012


Спасибо!
If there is a lake with monsters in the deep... harbouring 20% of Earths fresh water, and impenetrable (albeit very clear) depths, Baikal would be it, so, hopefully they weren't sleeping, or sound averse. ;)
posted by infinite intimation at 6:25 AM on October 5, 2012


http://xkcd.com/1040/large/
posted by ovvl at 7:13 AM on October 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


That was beautiful. It'd have been neat to hear this stuff played by Mickey Hart on Rolling Thunder.
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 8:13 AM on October 5, 2012


*applauds with all eight legs. Been a while since we had a gig round here!
posted by tardigrade at 2:49 PM on October 5, 2012


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