Warm - Of Air
I’m tremendously proud of the album that Connecticut’s own Warm gave me the opportunity to work on. The goals of this record’s sonic imprint were made clear from the beginning: massive polyrhythm-laden heaviness while maintaining clarity in every instrument group. Achieving both of these things is not an easy task, but I think we did a pretty good job! From the tones we started with to the way the mix translates, this album’s vibe and character accurately captures the essence of the band’s live performance in a way that none of their previous recordings have.
Log Driver - Grief
Log Driver is an environmentally-focused group that combines grindcore and black metal elements in a devastatingly heavy way. We went for very earthy tones, and I’m especially pleased with the way the drums sound both primitive yet focused.
Archaic Decapitator - Parasomniac
One of my greatest joys is witnessing and contributing to the growth of a band right before my eyes. I have been fortunate to work with Connecticut metal band Archaic Decapitator twice in as many years, and the maturation from 2015’s “The Catherine Wheel” to their latest output, “Light of a Different Sun” is staggering. The songwriting, musicianship, and overall aesthetic have all evolved from being just passable to being world-class. “Parasomniac” is the opening track of this year’s EP, and it’s a great example of how to write within the bounds of melodic death metal while not really sounding like any other band.
Dear Hills - I Pray For Clarity
Dear Hills is unlike almost anything I’ve ever heard, let alone worked with. Featuring banjo and acoustic guitar with various percussion elements in all songs, Dear Hills managed to create an atmosphere that’s both joyous and melancholic for a full 45 minute running time. It was an amazing experience for me to work on such complex and intricate music in an acoustic context!
Protolith - Dimensions
I had the pleasure of recording and mixing Protolith’s swansong, “Dark” over the summer of 2015. Between the swirling and dense guitar sounds, star-collapsing bass tone, and technical drumming, it’s a producer/engineer’s wet dream of a soundscape to work with. This song “Dimensions” is a favorite of mine for how dynamic it is – changing pace from ball-droppingly heavy to groovy, melodic and atmospheric to unsettlingly dissonant.
Sleep All Summer - Every Time
Sleep All Summer is a young alternative rock band from Vermont, driven by big strumming acoustic guitars and anthemic vocals. Fun stuff! I recorded drums, acoustic guitar, and vocals, and mixed their 2015 debut “Hibernator”. This song is a great example of an artist on a budget recording the most crucial parts of a record in a professional setting, while recording some of the auxiliary instruments themselves.