Damian Taylor, (Bjork, The Killers, The Prodigy, Austra, Diamond Rings) is in like a lion... and out like a lion this month! The music industry powerhouse recently worked on two innovative electronica albums, Trust’s Joyland and Roman Remains' Zeal, both of which were simultaneously released on March 4, 2014.
Toronto artist, Robert Alfons, most commonly known as Trust, returns to The Lodge to master his hugely anticipated sophomore album Joyland. The album was produced and sonically crafted by Alfons, while Damian Taylor lent his hand to the mixing. Joyland, mastered by Chief Mastering Engineer, Emily Lazar at The Lodge in NYC and assisted by Rich Morales, was released via Arts & Crafts and the album is already a favorite among admiring fans.
It has also received high praise from Pitchfork, Stereogum, and Fader. Pretty Much Amazing boldly states, “Joyland takes the house – and trance – indebted elements of TRST at it’s most danceable and blows them up from basement to stadium size.”
See Trust perform live on April 10, 2014 at Le Poisson Rouge. Listen to Trust’s first single “Rescue, Mister” off of Joyland below.
London/LA duo Roman Remains’ debut LP, Zeal, was released through HOT Records Ltd. Roman Remains is comprised of Liela Moss and Toby Butler of the band, The Duke Spirit. Originally a side project, the pair wrote and recorded their entire debut album amid breaks in the band’s touring schedule. Produced by multi-instrumentalist Toby Butler and co-produced by Simon Byrt, the pair reached out to Damian Taylor to mix the highly anticipated debut album, and to help the band transition from their familiar rock sound into a much darker infectious electronic harmony. Prior to Zeal, the band released a stirring four-song EP titled, Energy You, which was also expertly mixed by Damian Taylor, mastered by Emily Lazar at The Lodge.
Watch Roman Remains’ “The Stone Is Starting To Bleed” video below.
Roman Remains will be performing at South by Southwest Music and Media Conference (SXSW) in Austin, TX on March 13, 2014.
Taylor and Lazar take a short break in the studio to pose for a "selfie."