Friday, October 07, 2011

Now for something completely different, Tori Amos, Helsinki 28.09.2011

Amazing! Tori Amos released her new album, Night of Hunters, a couple of weeks ago. I had mine pre-ordered from for some time and it dropped in the next day of release. It's very different from her previous work, released on a classical label and all songs are inspired from classical works by classical masters. Listening to it needs complete focus, it can not be in the background, imho.

The Night of Hunters tour started here in Finland at the old Helsinki Ice-hall on the 28.09.2011. The show was absolutely amazing, she played most songs with a quartet and some solo. I tried to tweet (@oniongarlic) as much of the set list, but my song title memory is not the best, also I didn't recognize all the new songs.
From the new album, my favorite is Star Whisperer (and Carry), especially after the live performance, it's just amazing.

Set list:
  1. Shattering Sea
  2. Graveyard
  3. Suede
  4. Baker Baker
  5. Fearlessness
  6. Mrs. Jesus (solo)
  7. Marianne (solo)
  8. Girl Disappearing
  9. Cloud On My Tongue
  10. Star Whisperer
  11. Running To Stand Still (solo) [U2]
  12. Sister Janet (solo)
  13. Caught A Lite Sneeze (solo)
  14. Cruel
  15. Nautical Twilight
  16. Snow Cherries From France
  17. Winter
  1. A Multitude of Shades [Apollon Musagete Quartet piece]
  2. Your Ghost
Second encore
  1. Mr. Zebra (solo)
  2. Tear In Your Hand (solo)
  3. Silent All These Years (solo)
  4. Carry
(Shameless copy from undented)

A very good recording is available on but to not completely go no-computer-geek with this post, I took this as a nice opportunity to test the N950 microphone quality and recorded the whole thing. Absolutely amazing quality for a phone, check out a sample here. And to be more geeky, I had to do the recording using gstreamer from the CLI as the currently available recording app on Ovi store records in a silly 32-bit, 22Khz, mono format, how strange is that ?
Anyway, this did the trick nicely:
gst-launch-0.10 pulsesrc ! audioconvert ! 
 audio/x-raw-int,rate=44100,width=16,channels=2 ! 
 queue ! wavenc ! filesink location=rec.wav

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