Many of Matt Linesch's clients would describe him and his approach to the studio in one word: "Organic." "I don't disagree with it," says Linesch, who has worked with artists like Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Dave Mason. "I don't like doing things like tuning and beat detecting. I'm very much about the song and the feeling and the vibe." The word, "organic," could also be used to describe the trajectory of Linesch's career path. A self-professed beach bum, the Los Angeles native's love of musical arts led him to attend Loyola Marymount University's recording program. It was in one of LMU's classroom that Linesch had a chance meeting with Ross Hogarth (Motley Crue/Van Halen) that inspired him to spend the next years working in the studio with the famed producer and engineer.Read More
Prolific producer and recording engineer Matt "Linny" Linesch takes the helm at United Recording in Hollywood for the fifth album from Chicago's Mike Mangione & The Union. Linesch has been tracking the band in United's renowned Studio B, while overdubbing in his adjacent private studio at United.
Linesch, well known for his work with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, met bandleader Mike Mangione through his Magnetic Zeros family. Linesch's traditional approach to making records, coupled with a young "Los Angeles" groomed ear, made him a perfect fit for weaving together the sounds of Mike Mangione's album.
"I took a listen to their new songs," Linesch recalls, "and I immediately heard excitement -- they were very prepared and ready to start recording. It's been a lot of fun working with them, a creative process where we've really been able to try new things. The songs are unfolding by themselves, which is always the best case scenario."Read More
Producer and Engineer Matt Linesch (Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Dave Mason) joins Dave and Herb on the 182nd episode of Pensado's Place.Read More
It’s exhilarating to catch a rising star – and that’s exactly what’s captured here in the latest “Making the Mix Room.” What makes Matt “Linny” Linesch shine so bright isn’t the obvious things, however. Yes, his mix credits are captivating – including the utterly distinctive 2013 self-titled album from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, as well as that band’s 2012 effort Here, the Golden Globe-winning soundtrack to All Is Lost starring Robert Redford, plus clients including Dave Mason, Fools Gold, the Australian band Wagons, Insects vs. Robots, and The Cerny Brothers.Read More
Wagons are a great live band, but studios haven’t always felt like home. So Henry Wagons bought a holiday house, called Mick Harvey and laid a sonic foundation in the spirit of the ’70s. Acid Rain & Sugar Cane is a live, spill-laden record, mixed by a long-lost brother from across at Ocean Way.Read More