interviews

We talk at length with record-makers about how they make records.

Nov. 17, 2018  |  No. 128

Eric Bachmann: Can't be Faked (Bonus)

by Ryan Sommer

Eric Bachmann started recording in the late '80s and early '90s with the indie heroes, Archers of Loaf. The group had a unique sound that is still heavily cited today. However it was far from a clean...

Nov. 17, 2018  |  No. 128

Enrique Tena Padilla

by John Dwyer

I met Enrique Tena Padilla when he, along with Eric Bauer, engineered, produced, and mixed the last two Oh Sees records (Orc and Smote Reverser) at Sonic Ranch [Tape Op #94], outside of El Paso,...

Nov. 17, 2018  |  No. 128

SassyBlack: Cathartic and Spiritual

by Larry Crane

Her bio states, "SassyBlack is a space aged singer, songwriter & producer," and that is a great starting point in digging into her career, one that also includes the titles of freelance writer,...

Nov. 17, 2018  |  No. 128

Caught in a Mosh with Alex Perialas

by Scott Evans

Anthrax, Testament, Overkill, Stormtroopers of Death, Nuclear Assault, Vio-lence... Alex Perialas is responsible for dozens of classic metal records from the '80s and '90s, mostly made in his studio,...

Sept. 22, 2018  |  No. 127

Ben Fowler

by Larry Crane

I first met Ben Fowler in 2011 while working on a record for a new up-and-coming country artist, Charlie Worsham. I was the assistant engineer during tracking and overdubs, and Ben was going to be...

Sept. 22, 2018  |  No. 127

Tony Bongiovi: Back to Power Station

by Larry Crane

The legendary Tony Bongiovi was the engineer, owner, producer, and studio designer behind New York City's Power Station studio. Power Station opened in 1977 at 441 West 53rd Street, helmed by Tony and...

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