Live At The Sonic

Live At The Sonic

Title: Live At The Sonic

Track List:
The Night Sky
The Wall Of Ninths
All For Knot
Pacific Gravity
Just Like Fog
A Chink In the Armoor
Without Difference

Artists: Bindlestiff – Dave Stafford and Bryan Helm

Comments: Recorded “Live” at the Sonic Arts Gallery in San Diego, CA on November 11, 1994. The gallery was a hangout for the “microtonalists” in the area and featured many wonderful instruments of this genre to experience firsthand. As I recall the second number of the evening”The Wall of Ninths” was by far and away the crowd favorite for the night. I believe with the exception of a booming bass synthesizer passage (foul by Helm) the entire evening is captured here. A good example of what this band was about, with a special nod to their “lumpy” past with “All For Knot” featuring a guitar duet in New Standard Tuning. Carefully recorded and mastered to disc by Dave Stafford. Thanks to Jonathan Glasier at the Sonic.

Cover Art: Dave Stafford

Equipment :


Ibanez Destroyer Electric Guitar with DiMarzio PAF pickups
Fender Katana Electric Guitar (occasional)
Energy Bow
Ovation 1867 Acoustic Guitar
Yamaha DX7S Synthesizer
Ground Control MIDI Controller with 2 Customized Expression Pedals
Boss HM-2 Heavy Metal Pedal
Crybaby Wah-Wah Pedal
Digitech Whammy II Harmonizer Pedal
Roland GP-16 Digital Effects Processor
Roland RDS-8000 Digital Delay (8 seconds of loop/delay)
Digitech TSR-24S 24-Bit Digital Effects Processor
A-B Rack Mount Stereo Power Amp
Customized Celestion 1X12 Speaker Cabinets
Recording: TEAC 3340S Reel-To-Reel ¼ Four-Track Tape Recorder


Korg DW8000 Synthesizer
Roland TR-505 Rhythm Composer
Ovation #1867 Acoustic Guitar
Elektra Model X-940 Solidbody 6 String Electric Guitar
Alesis Microverb III
Electro-Harmonix 16 Second Digital Delay
Lexicon Jamman Delay/Looper (32 sec.)
Mackie Micro-Series 1202 Mixer