You might remember Steve Albini from cult bands like Big Black and Rapemen. He has now after 7 years of producing other bands in his studio (read more below) come out with his new album Dude Incredible from his band Shellac. The album got rave reviews in Pitchfork.
Steve Albini (1962) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, audio engineerand music journalist. He was a member of Big Black, Rapeman and Flour, and is a member of Shellac. He is the founder, owner and engineer of Electrical Audio, a recording studio complex located in Chicago, United States (U.S.). In March 2004, Albini said to a group of more than 300 Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) students that the number of albums he had worked on was “probably as many as 1500.
He estimates that he has engineered the recording of 1,500 to 2,000 albums, mostly by rather obscure musicians. More prominent artists that Albini has worked with include Foxy Shazam, Nirvana, Pixies, The Breeders, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Helmet, Chevelle, Robert Plant, Fred Schneider, The Stooges, Mogwai, The Jesus Lizard,Owls, Don Caballero, PJ Harvey, Manic Street Preachers, Jarvis Cocker, The Cribs, The Fleshtones, The Wedding Present, Bush, Joanna Newsom, Nina Nastasia, The Frames,Jawbreaker, The Membranes, Superchunk, Low, Dirty Three, Cheap Trick, Motorpsycho, Slint, mclusky, Labradford, Veruca Salt, Zao, Neurosis, The Auteurs and Cloud Nothings.