April 20th, 2017 by Michael Duncan
Silas Brown at work.
Silas Brown grew up in “the middle of nowhere,” as he likes to put it.
His parents were artists and the family scraped by with little to no money. Thankfully, you don’t need to be wealthy to fall in love with music. First finding solace in Read more...
April 12th, 2017 by Michael Duncan
Ryan Freeland at his home studio.
Ryan Freeland is the classic audio triple threat: A recording engineer, mixing engineer, and producer.
“Each day is really different, which I really appreciate,” he tells me on a call from his personal studio. “I don’t know if I’d want to just do one Read more...
September 8th, 2016 by Michael Duncan
Daniel Lanois’ latest album, Goodbye to Language, a collection of atmospheric compositions for pedal steel and lap steel guitar, is out tomorrow September 9th.
It would be difficult to find a producer, engineer, or musician who hasn’t been influenced by the work of Daniel Lanois in some way.
Over the Read more...
August 2nd, 2016 by Michael Duncan
Justin Meldal-Johnsen, producer and bassist.
In an industry that measures success by album sales and critical acclaim, it’s refreshing to hear from someone who refuses to subscribe to such a narrow definition.
“I think some people are putting the idea of success too high on a pedestal and are twisting Read more...
July 6th, 2016 by Michael Duncan
It’s been six years since Hot Hot Heat released Future Breeds. That record—the band’s fourth—was a return to form in many ways, but it also showcased a bolder and dirtier sonic direction for the Canadian act.
After parting ways with Sire Records, their home base since 2005, the group Read more...