IMPORTANT! the Nov 24 2004 set has been taken offline (too old!) and in it's place is another!

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The following is a link to the live set that I did at the Sequential Circus 2 all-LivePA show, on Jan 19, 2008.

Transgressdryfinal.mp3 (approx. 45 minutes)
Recording and partially mastered by Rich Hamakawa of the Black Hole Club... thanks dude!


This material SOCAN 2008 by Peter 'Fish' Fisera, aka 'Transgress'.

(IMPORTANT: this server isn't set up for streaming audio, you may want to do a right-click on this link and use the 'Save Target As', or whatever your browser's equivalent is, and download it to your computer, then play it with your favorite audio player. In some cases, if your connection is fast enough, it will play in real time as it downloads, so feel free to try clicking on it and see what happens...)

A few warnings and caveats about this recording:
  • This is Live PA techno, using an eight-track sequencer with two or four bar loops, and a bunch of hardware... no laptop, no Cubase plug-ins, no digital mixer, no automated mixing of any kind. So the mixing is a little crude, and sloppy, and definitely not studio quality. It gets a bit better each time, but I've heard some Live PA artists where the mix really did sound studio-quality, so I know I still have a ways to go. Well whatever! I had the dance floor hopping for most of this set, and it felt really good at the time, so there it is. Live. Warts and all.
  • Volume levels are not consistent and there's some distortion on a couple of the tracks... one of my monitors got uplugged without me knowing, and chaos resulted as I tried to compensate without realizing what had happened.


Transgress Live Set, Nov 25 2004

The following is a link to the live set that I did at the "UOY KCUF" techno club night at Lick (in the Lotus hotel, in lovely scuzzy Downtown East Side Vancouver) on Nov 25, 2004.

My good buddy Thomas Bernard, Black Hole Club founder, runs this kicking Thursday night; along with Rich Hamakawa (who is the other half of Live PA duo "Max Power" with Thomas), and Trevor Jacobsen, aka Son Of Jacob. Great people, silly name, a fun club to play in. Here it is:

Transgress_at_Lick_2004-11-25.mp3 (approx. 60 minutes)
Recording by Vince Kujala of the Black Hole Club... thanks dude!
As of Feb 2010, this recording is removed, replaced by the Jan 2008 recording from Sequential Circus (see above)


This material SOCAN 2003 by Peter 'Fish' Fisera, aka 'Transgress'.

(IMPORTANT: this server isn't set up for streaming audio, you may want to do a right-click on this link and use the 'Save Target As', or whatever your browser's equivalent is, and download it to your computer, then play it with your favorite audio player. In some cases, if your connection is fast enough, it will play in real time as it downloads, so feel free to try clicking on it and see what happens...)

A few warnings and caveats about this recording:
  • This is Live PA techno, using an eight-track sequencer with two or four bar loops, and a bunch of hardware... no laptop, no Cubase plug-ins, no digital mixer, no automated mixing of any kind. So the mixing is a little crude, and sloppy, and definitely not studio quality. It gets a bit better each time, but I've heard some Live PA artists where the mix really did sound studio-quality, so I know I still have a ways to go. Well whatever! I had the dance floor hopping for most of this set, and it felt really good at the time, so there it is. Live. Warts and all.
  • There is one sound in the first track (you'll probably figure out which one) which comes in way to loud and keeps jumping up and down in volume level... this was due to a bad channel on my auxiliary mixer, not due to sloppy mixing :-)
  • In the last track, the kick drums are pretty distorted, particularly at the beginning. This was not intentional. It was a new track being played in public for the first time (actually, three of the seven tracks are brand new!) and hadn't been properly tested through a subwoofer. It will sound better the next time you hear it live, I assure you.
  • Volume levels are not 100% consistent throughout, so you may have to adjust your volume once in a while.
I am planning on doing some production on this to clean up the volume levels, compress it a bit, and probably cut it into shorter tracks too. But for now, here it is. 60 minutes of original techno. This was also my first-ever all techno set, by the way, usually there's breakbeat mixed in, or hippie ethno-trance, or possibly even downtempo. The UOY KCUF guys are all about the techno, so that's what they wanted me to play. It was fun.

By the way... big shout out to Vince Kujala, who recorded this for me on his Archos mp3 recorder thingy, while the minidisk recorder that I brought totally failed and just produced 60 minutes of loud hum. Minimalist, yes. But not my style :-)

As mentioned in my biography, I have never had a successful recording made of a live Transgress set before, not even once. Most of the time I haven't even tried to record, and the few times I did, something usually went wrong. And the one time the recording quality was acceptable, the set itself was not. It felt good at the time (at the Sparky night at the Plaza, back in Spring 2004) but my kick drums and basslines were down wayyyyy too low... probably because I was sitting in front of four massive subwoofers, scary freaking loud, so I was unconsciously turning down my bottom end so that my head didn't explode. Now thanks to Vince, this losing streak has been broken.

Enjoy!

Peter 'Fish' Fisera
Dec 18, 2004




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