Creation Talks series in Grand Rapids, MI


I will be speaking at the Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids Michigan on Sunday, November 17th. The lecture is entitled "Crossing Boundaries: Seeing the World Through Music" and I will focus on the music communities I have intersected with…
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Tamikrest "Chatma"

The new album by the Saharan band Tamikrest is out on Glitterbeat Records. This is the third album I have produced and mixed for the band. Time Out (London) writes: "distorted blues rock and traditional Saharan music with a rare…

New CD: Hidden Memories of Angela Vode

This beautifully sleeved CD is out on July 1st via Fear of Speed. The music is excerpts of a soundtrack that I did for the Maja Weiss TV film: "Hidden Memories of Angela Vode". The instrumentation is a string trio…
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Dirtmusic: "Troubles"

The third Dirtmusic album "Troubles" is out on Glitterbeat Records. Recorded in Mali in September 2012 the album features sounds and voices from a wonderful cast of collaboraters: Ben Zabo & band, Samba Toure, Zoumana Tereta, Aminata Wassidje Traore and…

Maja Weiss documentary premieres

3/17/2013: The Maja Weiss documentary "Pisatelj In Mesto" (Writer in the City) about the Slovenian writer Drago Jančar preimered on Slovenian National television. I did the soundtrack for the film.


Andrea Schroeder: Helden

3/15/2/013: Andrea Schroders's German version of Bowie's "Heroes" has just come out. Producing "Helden" at the famous Hansa studios was definitely an amazing experience.


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Latest projects

3/23/2013: Two projects that I worked on over the summer have Just been released: the My Buddy Moose album Shine! Shine! Shine! which I produced and mixed came out a month ago and has been getting amazing reviews in the…

In the studio with Tamikrest

3/5/2013: We have started production on Tamikrest's third album at Studio Sono outside of Prague. Milan Cimfe is the engineer. !

Glitterbeat Records

The first releases from Glitterbeat are finally coming out. First up is a 12" billed as Mark Ernestus Meets Ben Zabo. It has two amazing remixes by electro-explorer Ernestus of tracks taken from Ben Zabo's 2012 Afro-rock debut. Following that…