Martin Bisi

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Here’s the trailer of a documentary about Martin Bisi / BC studios, a recording studio in Brooklyn where I did a bunch of work in the 80s and 90s, as did Sonic Youth  Swans, Dresden Dolls, Live Skull, Bill Laswell, Eno, Iggy and dozens of others. I make a sneak appearance.

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On Jan 17 I worked on a track with Dana Schechter (Insect Ark, Bee and Flower, Angels of Light) for a project celebrating the 35th anniversary of BC studio in Brooklyn. Helmed by Martin Bisi, the project brought together many musicians from the studio’s rich history over two days at BC to create music before an audience, which will become a digital album given to supporters of Bisi’s Kickstarter fund to cover medical expenses for injuries he received while being mugged last year. Dana and I recorded a backing track which we augmented with an impromptu choir made up of the audience and our pal Laura Ortman played some violin.

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Great stuff this - new track by White Suns called “Priest in the Laboratory”. It’s going to be on their new album ‘Totem’, which comes out on March 18th.

On this new album, White Suns’ signature onslaught is tempered by deadened stares and slow-burn instrumentals.  Renowned recording engineer Martin Bisi (Sonic Youth, Swans, Foetus) provided documentation of the performance in his labyrinthine BC Studio compound.  Totem is rock music realizing its obsolescence; the work of a band compelled to mutate.

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