Randall dunn

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In an era where recording software has enabled any aspiring artist to make a glossy, pitch-perfect album, the new challenge isn’t to capture an idea in its most pristine incarnation, but rather to tap into the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi or “flawed beauty.” It’s the reason many esteemed and established artists have sought out Randall Dunn for his production and engineering expertise. Where many of his peers are hired for their drill sergeant discipline or their swift and savvy studio skills, Dunn’s strength has been in emphasizing the human components in music—the flaws, the idiosyncrasies, and the intangible aura that haunts a room when musicians are at work. But beyond just having an ear for the emotional resonance in subtle details, Dunn has also proven to be a valuable studio asset as a musical collaborator. He’s lent his arrangement ideas to artists like Sunn O))) on records like ‘Monoliths and Dimensions’ and Earth on ‘The Bees Made Honey' in the Lion’s Skull.’ He’s gone beyond producing and provided instrumentation on albums by Six Organs of Admittance, Anna von Hausswolf, Tim Hecker, and longtime colleague Stephen O’Malley.


PRODUCTION & ENGINEERING REEL

 

SELECT DISCOGRAPHY

Cloud Nothings - Last Building Burning - (2018 - Carkpark) - PEM
Iceage - Beyond Beyondless - (2018 - Matador) - M
Anna Von Hausswolff - Dead Magic - (2018 - City Slang) - PEM
Algiers - The Underside of Power - (2017 - Matador) - M
Myrkur - Mareridt - (2017 - Relapse) - PEM
Thurston Moore - Rock N Roll Consciousness - (2017 - Caroline International) - M
Black Mountain - IV - (2016 - Jag Jaguwar) - P,E,M
Marissa Nadler - Strangers - (2016 - Sacred Bones / Bella Union) - P,E,M
Sunn O))) - Kannon (2015 - Southern Lord) - P,E,M
Steve Von Till - A Life unto Itself (2015 - Neurot) - P,E,M
Daughn Gibson - Carnation - (2015 - Sub Pop) - P,E,M
Rose Windows - Rose Windows (2015 - Sub Pop) - P,E,M
Earth - Primitive and Deadly - (2014 - Southern Lord) - M
Wolves In The Throne Room - Celestite - (2014 - Artemisia) - P,E,M
Pink Mountaintops - Get Back (2014 - Jag Jaguwar) - M
Marissa Nadler - July (2014 - Sacred Bones / Bella Union) - P,E,M
Tim Hecker - Virgins (2013 - Kranky) - E
Björk - Crystalline - Omar Souleyman remix - (2011 - One Little Indian) - E,M
Wolves In The Throne Room - Celestial Lineage - (2011 - Southern Lord) - P,E,M
Six Organs of Admittance - Asleep on the Floodplain - (2011 - Drag City) - M
The Cave Singers - No Witch - (2011 - Jag Jaguwar) - P
Black Mountain - Wilderness Heart - (2010 - Jag Jaguwar) - P,E,M
Sun City Girls - Funeral Mariachi (2010 - Abduction) - E
Sunn O))) - Monoliths and Dimensions (2009 - Southern Lord) - P,E,M
Earth - The Bees Made Honey in the Lions Skull - (2008 - Southern Lord) - P,E,M
Sunn O))) / Boris - Altar - (2006 - Southern Lord) - P,E,M
Burning Witch - Crippled Lucifer - (2000 - Southern Lord) - M

P - Producer, E - Engineer, M - Mix
Full discography via AllMusic HERE