Production and mixing projects

Aside from making my own records and playing with others, I love to work in co-production or mixing with other artists on their music. Here are some of the things I’ve worked on so far. More to come, always.


JUSTIN KARAS – A LITTLE TO THE LEFT (ORIGINAL GAME SOUNDTRACK)

I worked on the final mix for the digital and vinyl release of Justin Karas’s music for this video game soundtrack. It can be found on the streaming sites and via iam8bit.

ANDREW SISK – ADRIFT

(2023) Mixed by yours truly at Salad Feelings and mastered by Andy Magoffin at House of Miracles. This record of Andrew’s songs includes performances from a whole cast of great contributors: JJ Ipsen, Tim Crabtree, Andy Magoffin, Tavo Diez de Bonilla, Mike Belyea, Marshall Bureau, David Christensen, Nick Cobham, Dennis Goodwin, and Christina Martin.

CRYPTOMOTH – DIAMOND ABYSS

I recorded this duo on a long weekend in Montreal at Skybarn Studio. Michael Wray plays keys and sings, Jeffrey T. Malecki plays drums, and I even joined them on guitar for a few jams. The music was completely improvised. The were no overdubs, but there was no end to the editing. It was mixed by me at Salad Feelings.

HIDDEN CASTLE – LITTLE QUANTUM LEAPS

I was sent some music in early 2021 and I helped to organize it with some minor editing and the final mix. Very promising and cool project with no apparent past or future. Hidden Castle plays most things, with Michael Belyea on drums, Michelle Elrick on flute and some guitar and synth touches by Jon Epworth.

CAMILLE DELEAN – COLD HOUSE BURNING

(2020) This record was a long time coming. We worked on her debut (see below) and the groundwork was laid for this one very shortly after the other became available. We spent 4 days at Breakglass Studio in Montreal capturing Jeremy Gara’s drums with Dave Smith engineering. Once those beds were made, Camille and I fleshed out the arrangements, piecing it all together over the next 2 years or so, collecting amazing contributions from Adam Kinner (sax), Josh Zubot (violin), Mathieu Charbonneau (keys) and Phil Charbonneau (vocals and synth). Camille and I mixed it at my place and it was mastered at Greymarket by Harris Newman.

MICKII BELLIER – YOU CAN TALK TO ME

(2020) Written, performed, produced and recorded by Michael Belyea with Leith Fleming-Smith on keyboard and synth, Michelle Elrick on backup vocals and me on bass guitar. Recorded at Pentagong Drums & Recordings by Michael Belyea. Mixed by me and mastered by J. LaPointe at Archive Mastering.

BIG SHARE – S/T

(2020) I was invited to co-produce this record with this new project, formed from the ashes of Bent By Elephants. I attended some rehearsals in order to give my 2 cents on some of the songs and arrangements. Before long we found ourselves at the beloved Montreal studio Hotel 2 Tango, with Shae Brossard as engineer. We took those bed tracks to a rented house outside the city in deep summer to add vocals and overdubs. I mixed it, and it was mastered by Harris Newman at Greymarket.

THE FIRE HARVEST – OPEN WATER

(2018) I spent some time in June in Utrecht to record The Fire Harvest. We holed up in their jam space with a bunch of borrowed gear and made something really special. Apart from the vocals and a some fun overdubs, it was played mostly live off the floor. I then took the music back to Canada, added a couple more small overdub touches and mixed it here at Salad Feelings.

MARGARET CURRIE – DREAMS OF RUNNING

(2018) Margaret tracked these beautiful songs on one day here at Salad Feelings. I added a few little touches and mixed it in the following weeks.

CAMILLE DELEAN – MUSIC ON THE GREY MILE

(2017) The first album’s basic tracks were recorded in London with Ben Walker, whose shimmering arrangements and gorgeous performances were a treat to work with. I had the pleasure of adding overdubs, and working with Camille to finish the arrangements and mix the album. Camille and I have been working closely ever since.

THE CROOKED CROWNS (find it on the streaming sites)

(2013) I completed a mix for this Dutch band. Chris Regtop, who is the principle songwriter, is a friend I met on tour many years ago when Snailhouse was touring with his old band, Paper Tiger. Chris enlisted me in order to get an outside ear. We worked together, sending mixes back and forth over the sea. Thanks to his insights and sensitive listening, it was a true collaboration.

MICKII BELLIER – BURIER

(2014) This is the project of frequent Snailhouse and Michael Feuerstack collaborator Mike Belyea. He has written and recorded an amazing collection of songs with the help of many friends in many locations. Months later we had chiseled all that great raw material into something really refined and unique.

BENT BY ELEPHANTS – THE SHORE

(2013-2014) РWe  worked hard on this record from May 2013 (and even before that, really) only to wrap up the mixing and mastering in March 2014. We made the basic tracks at the Treatment Room with engineer Gilles Castilloux and did the vocals and overdubs in our various homes and rehearsal spaces. This is a great document of a band really hitting their stride and bringing out the best in each other. It was a joy to be invited into the process. Gilles Castilloux mixed it at The Treatment Room.

PAPER BEAT SCISSORS – S/T

(2011-2012) – I had the extreme pleasure of working with Tim Crabtree for his project Paper Beat Scissors. I consider myself lucky to have this as my first production project aside from my own recordings. The music was so good there was nothing I could do to mess it up. Against my protests, Tim felt he wanted a mentor and a guide through this, his first full-length studio record. I helped choose the studios, engineers and musicians that would suit his timeframe, budget and artistic goals. I played a bit, and I recorded a lot of the overdubs. I was involved from an early point in decisions about the who, where, when, how and even the why of making a record. We recorded the basic tracks at the Confidence Lodge (sadly now gone) with Diego Medina. We did overdubs at my place and it was mixed by Jeremy Gara. I am immensely proud of the result, and I’m grateful to Tim for showing me that I had a set of skills I hadn’t yet added up.