Today, Sylvan Esso and Moog Music are excited to share this expertly filmed live version of Sylvan Esso standout “H.S.K.T.,” done in the Moog Sound Lab. The video was premiered earlier today. Moog summed up the nuts and bolts of what went into this killer rendition:
“Using Ableton Live to route MIDI messages to an array of analog synthesizers, Nick Sanborn controls his Minitaur for basslines as well as a tower of Minimoog Voyager Rack Mount Editions to produce H.S.K.T.’s percussive track. Ableton’s master MIDI clock locks the arpeggiator tempo of a Moog Sub 37, which all ran through an MF-104M Analog Delay. Vocalist Amelia Meath played a Werkstatt running through the Minifooger Delay, and sang through another MF-104M Analog Delay. Nick then sequenced the whole thing with his Akai APC40. The only prerecorded sound was a loop of of Amelia singing “wanna get” from the original track.”
Also, if you missed news of this from a few weeks back, Sylvan Esso collaborated with Radiolab on a song for one of their recent episodes, “Elements.” They composed a song inspired by the episode, and came up with the amazing “Jaime’s Song”.
Finally, following a simply momentous year for the band, they are gearing up for their last shows in support of their self-titled debut before hunkering down and devoting themselves to their follow-up.
SYLVAN ESSO TOUR DATES:
Friday, Sept. 25th – Grand Rapids, MI @ Calvin College Covenant Fine Arts Center
Saturday, Sept. 26 – Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival
Sunday, Sept. 27 – Champaign, IL @ Pygmallion Music Festival
Monday, Sept. 28 – Asheville, NC @ Highland Brewing Company
Sunday, Oct. 4 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival
Thursday, Oct 8 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Sunday, Oct. 11 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival
Tuesday, Nov. 3 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theater (Red Bull Sound Select)