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Debut KOMARA album available for pre-order!

Pre-order here: [bandcamp width=350 height=470 album=4154925716 size=large bgcol=333333 linkcol=ffffff tracklist=false] Press release from Innerviews’ Anil Prasad: King Crimson’s Pat Mastelotto has an excellent new industrial ethno-rock band titled KoMaRa, which also includes guitarist David Kollar and trumpeter Paolo Raineri, Their debut, self titled album is about to be released. You can listen to tracks and…

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new interview, reviews

Here’s an interview with me conducted by Music Street Journal’s G.W. Hill. In other STNL-related news, the album has been receiving some very nice reviews both in the States and in European countries as well. The latest issue of Drumhead Magazine (DH33) has reviewed STNL and features the song “Exterior of a Heart” as part of…

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Adrian Benavides – Same Time Next Life

“Same Time Next Life probably won’t be for everyone, and it’s certainly not an easy listen, but there’s enough here to recommend to any prog fan, and no doubt King Crimson lovers will want to check this out.” — seaoftranquility.org   “Weaving together disjointed industrial noise with progressive rock elements, the record is lush in…

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Making Same Time Next Life – Part 4 – Mixing

I’ve been mixing records professionally for only a few years.  In my high school days, I wrote, recorded and mixed several of my own albums before I really ‘knew what I was doing’ so to speak.  So I’ve always had some experience in producing and mixing my own material.  However, this album would be the…

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Making Same Time Next Life – Part 2 – Writing: Impulse Response, Grit [digging] & Exterior of a Heart

As I sat down at the recording desk at King Crimson drummer Pat Mastelotto’s home studio loft on a stormy day and began capturing his first take in performing the song Impulse Response, a ray of sunlight broke through the clouds and made its way through a window shining directly on his drum kit. While…

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Markus Reuter – Kopfmensch

“High standards, great ideas, smart writing, and a very generous serving of new to newly done (he gets a gracious amount of help from Adrian Benavides on remixes and additional drum programming) music for you to hear and own.” – Lee Henderson, ProgNaut.com When Markus Reuter told me he would be working to compile something…

blurbs and updates

I’ve made some edits to my bio and discography should you like to have a refresher on what I’ve been up to.   An edited version of the title track from my record “Same Time Next Life” is currently available through Markus Reuter’s latest record Kopfmensch.  Have a listen here: While you’re listening, read through…

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Greetings from Montreal!

Hello there, I know it has been a while since I’ve updated things around here and I’ll be addressing that over the next few days.  I wanted to quickly mention a few projects which I am proud to have been a part of lately. I recently wrapped up mixes for Markus Reuter’s retrospective album “Kopfmensch”…

Logic screenshot from Same Time Next Life mix sessions

Here’s what the largest session file looked like for the song “Grit [digging]” on the Same Time Next Life mixes.  In this song, Pat Mastelotto performed two different drum takes which each had a very different feel.  I couldn’t decide which I liked better so Markus Reuter and I opted to use them both! Mike…

new music video and other news!

Check out the new video from Quiet Company: Quiet Company – Fear and Fallacy, Sitting in a Tree – Official Music Video from Digital Shakedown on Vimeo.   The song was mixed by me and mastered by Lee Fletcher.   Work continues with Pat Mastelotto and Trey Gunn on mixes of some very special TU…

long time no post

It has been mostly silent here on my site and even on my facebook page over the last several weeks.  There are some great things in the works that I can’t really talk about just yet but there are a handfull of updates which I can fill you in on.   in Gütersloh earlier this…

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Skin Diary – Self-Titled

The self-tltled full-length debut of Berlin-based Skin Diary was the first record I worked on with Markus Reuter.  While spending a few weeks in Austin working with Pat Mastelotto on a few projects in spring 2010, he found time to mix this record with me at my home studio.  I also met Lee Fletcher during…