Still here

2012 update

It's been an amazing year so far at the studio, working on new LP's by Wild Nothing, Blondes, Marnie Stern, Young Man, and Younghusband, which I recorded in Lincolnshire, UK, in June.

2013 Update:

Lookout for records by Tripwires (Frenchkiss Records) and Deerhunter (4AD) coming out later this year.

Not dead yet


I haven't updated the site in a while because I haven't released a record since last year.
I want you to know that everything is fine and that I've been very busy in the studio producing and/or mixing these records:

Atlas Sound "Parallax"
Matthew Dear "Headcage EP"
Bowerbirds "The Clearing"
Exitmusic LP tba
Dirty Projectors with Bjork "Mount Wittenberg Orca"
Lia Ices "Grown Unknown"
Dom "Family of Love"
1,2,3 "New Heaven"
Sondre Lerche "Sondre Lerche"

Alessio (Banjo Or Freakout) plays as part of WALLS tonight in New York City


Tonight at Mercury Lounge in Manhattan, Alessio from Banjo Or Freakout opens for Factory Floor with his other project WALLS, whose EP you can stream over at their label, Kompact. I saw Factory Floor last night at Knitting Factory and it's worth checking out; for those who like loud pulsating electronics, noise guitar, deadpan vocals and a great dance/rock drummer.

Stream of Tuesday's Banjo or Freakout show at the Knitting Factory


If you missed the show, just hit the link -- it actually looks and sounds quite good, even some strange and robotic security camera style movement.
First song was the only soundcheck we got so give it a sec to warm up and dial in all the sounds.
I mixed it (Nicolas Vernhes) with the help of a very friendly and competent sound guy.
He also let me set up my delay (Memory Man) so I was having a blast layering delay on vocals and over...well, everything.
Did I go too far? Nah, is good, all fine.
It's really fun to mix the live show of a record I've worked on, and a rare occasion; I tried to give it a similar feel, at what feels like the most immersive but totally listenable volume that room can take.


Banjo Or Freakout US Tour dates with Papercuts

Banjo Or Freakout are arriving tomorrow from London to start rehearsal for their first ever US tour.
They are opening for Papercuts for all the dates below but the very first.
Please come out to support the band.

25th - New York, Glasslands w/ Light Asylum and Ego Puppets
29th - New York, Knitting Factory *
30th - Washington DC, Black Cat Backstage *
31st - Raleigh, Kings Royal Barcade *

1st - Atlanta, The Earl *
2nd - Tallahassee, Club Downunder at FSU *
4th - Dallas, The Loft *
5th - Austin, Emos *
7th - Phoenix, Rhythm Room *
8th - Los Angeles, The Satellite *
9th - San Francisco, CafĂ© du Nord *

* w/Papercuts

BANJO OR FREAKOUT S/T Debut is here!

Order the cd/vinyl here: 
Vinyl is limited edition white w/mp3 download code (pic below).
Or buy the digital version on Banjo Or Freakout - Banjo or Freakout now (Amazon and others are on their way).

"'BoF' effortlessly mates electronic distortions, low-end theory and achingly gorgeous pop melody" NME
"unsettling, weirdly compelling stuff" The Guardian
"refreshing, affecting and, most of all, entertaining" Time Out
"ace blissed-out, slo-mo guitar pop" The Times
"each submersion is every bit as worthy as the last" Drowned In Sound
"something that will inevitably be cherished beyond its immediate realm of hyperbole" The Line Of The Best Fit
“a thing of gorgeousness… effortlessly meshing beauty and power” Clash
"this is an album that explodes with ideas" Dazed & Confused
“atmospheric, sweetly whacked-out, electronic pop spells” Uncut
"artistic progression!" Fader