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

Jan. 17, 2019  |  No. 129

Joe Henry: The Process is Not Fragile

by Bren Davies

Joe Henry may be the deepest guy I have ever discussed music with. His insights and, in fact, almost every response to my carefully researched questions that came out of his mouth highlighted his...

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,...