I have moved!

my new home.

After 40 years in Southern California, I have left sunny Los Angeles and made a new home in Boston. In addition to installing The Eye Socket in its fifth (!) location, I am now a part time faculty member at the Berklee College of Music (my official title: Assistant Professor) in the Music Production and Engineering department. (My faculty bio page is here.) My classes this spring semester are on the subjects of multitrack recording, mixing, and MIDI systems.

I will of course continue my usual production and engineering work alongside teaching, even carrying on with my collaborative endeavors (like The Legion of Doom and Real Space Noise) transcontinentally. Watch this space for announcements of upcoming projects.

Faith and the Muse – :ankoku butoh:

: ankoku butoh :

The new Faith and the Muse album :ankoku butoh: is available now, and comes in an extraordinary two-disc package.

Disc one is the CD album, their first studio recording in six years (and very possibly their best work), which I mixed at The Eye Socket. Disc two contains a live concert film (which I also mixed), videos, and extras. The package also includes a thirty-page book with lyrics, photos, original artwork and text, which is truly stunning.

Get it at The Mercyground.

Faith and the Muse – When We Go Dark

Turtle (of Learning Curve) – Heartistry


My good friend and prolific indie rapper Turtle has released his first solo album Heartistry, which I mixed and mastered at The Eye Socket.

The album covers all kinds of ground lyrically and musically and features guest appearances by some of the finest names in the L.A. underground: Johanna Phraze, Equalknox of Rezawrekting tha Dead, Magz and Laloe of the HumanBeings, Odder and Nykwill of Lost Animals, Nathan Nice, and Turtle’s fellow Learning Curve member Bakus.

Get the album from Amazon (CD or MP3) or iTunes.

Turtle – The Hunt

Face to Face in Guitar Hero 5

Guitar Hero 5
Guitar Hero 5

Face to Face, my old friends and frequent collaborators, have finally arrived. Their classic song “Disconnected” is featured in Activision’s Guitar Hero 5, on sale now.

“Disconnected” was recorded before my time with the band, but I did have a hand in preparing the audio stems for the game from the original multitrack recordings.

New music from Faith and the Muse – :tatsu: ep

:tatsu: ep
:tatsu: ep

My good friends Faith and the Muse have released a limited edition (1,000 copies) EP with four new songs from their forthcoming album and an exclusive remix. I mixed and mastered the tracks here at The Eye Socket, and they deliver all the ferocious grandeur and beauty FATM fans have come to expect.

Get the :tatsu: ep on CD at The Mercyground.

Faith and the Muse – Blessed