I have been attracted to music since elementary school when I started playing the trombone and drums. I switched to flute and then fell in love with the acoustic guitar and songwriting. This led to buying a 4-track in high school and thus began my overdubbing experience and love of recording. I played in bands since high school which led me from New York to San Francisco to Los Angeles and London with a stint on Virgin Records as a guitarist and keyboardist. In London I got the experience of making a record with grammy winning producer Nellee Hooper (Bjork, Smashing Pumpkins, No Doubt, Massive Attack). All the while I had been building my studio and recording myself and others until it became my only real job. Oh, I also got a BA in Audio and Video production along the way!
Setting Sun, Quitzow, Young Love Records and countless bands and artists I’ve recorded.
Yes, I can. Setting Sun, Quitzow, and Young Love Records
When I first heard this I was in a friends car in high school and it played in it’s entirety without either of us speaking a word until it was completely over. It was more than a collection of songs, it was an epiphany in sound. It opened the doors to my thinking anything was possible. Any sound or instrument can work as long as it sounds good.
A friend of mine who is a classical composer laid out the sheet music to this and then put it on his stereo. He followed along with his finger and brought the music to life. I love how it started with just a simple melody in the distance and then a whole cacophony was built around it. It was beyond beautiful to me.
I just loved the production and the chemistry of the band. This might have been the first time I realized that the sum was better than the parts.
This record opened my mind to the confessional songwriter. I love the intimacy of this record. It sounds so good, so warm and is a great listen.
This record sounds unbelievably good. Dr Dre knows how to build a track. He understands the frequency bed and how to give ‘eargasms’. This made me think of recorded music as a collection of low, mid and high frequencies. He’s got our whole hearing range covered.