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ADAM "ATOM" GREENSPAN

 

 

When it comes to capturing emotion there are no formulas

I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t tuned-in to music. Even as a kid in the early 80s, I would listen to my clock radio while playing in my room, buying my first record at age 5. Fast-forward to high school and I realized the most important thing I was bringing to the bands I played in was an ear for what made music work best. My Music Theory teacher recognized this and turned me on to Full Sail in Florida where my education in making records began.

Moving to San Francisco in 1995 to take an internship at Razor’s Edge Recording, I quickly turned it into a full-time, live-in position as head engineer and studio manager, affording the opportunity to work with a number of well-known artists from the Bay Area and elsewhere. This culminated in my engineering Faith No More’s “Album of the Year” at age 20. Realizing a potential for growth in Los Angeles, I made the move and spent time at two world-class studios, Westlake Audio and The Village Recorder, working with artists such as Marilyn Manson, Rage Against the Machine, and Bono before going freelance in 2000.

With the explosion of home recording at that time, I was called upon by many big name artists to work in and even set-up their private studios. While at a client’s house, a chance meeting with one of my favorite producers, Nick Launay, led to my assisting him on his next project. Our rapport and complementary skills soon made me his right hand man. Definitely a big influence on my techniques, Nick’s mentorship allowed for us to collaborate on albums by Arcade Fire, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Refused, while at the same time taking on more and more producing and mixing gigs of my own for the likes of The Veils, INVSN, and French Style Furs (featuring members of Cold War Kids.)

Having been inspired by early punk and new wave, through the massive soundscapes of the late 80s, to industrial and alt 90s, I work closely with artists to develop a sound and style that is their own while challenging them to push their boundaries further. My focus is on how the music makes you feel and just as importantly, how it makes you move. When it comes to capturing emotion there are no formulas.

 

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DISCOGRAPHY

-INVSN  //  "LOVE"  SINGLE, 2017, DINE ALONE//  MIX

 

-SINNER SINNERS  //  "OPTIMISM DISORDER"  LP, 2017, LEFT FRONT DOOR  //  PROD, ENG

 

-INVSN (FEAT. MEMBERS OF REFUSED)  //  "THE BEAUTIFUL STORIES" LP, 2017, WOAH DAD //  PROD, ENG

 

-NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS  //  “SKELETON TREE” LP, 2016, BAD SEED LTD.  //  ENG

 

-THE VEILS  //  "TOTAL DEPRAVITY" LP, 2016 NETTWERK  //  PROD, ENG, MIX

 

-JARRYD JAMES  //  "HIGH" LP, 2016, INTERSCOPE  //  ENG

 

-LOVE DISTRICT  // "CONTROL" EP, 2016, TALLEST MAN  //  MIX

 

-LOU DOILLON  //  “LAY LOW” LP, 2015, UNIVERSAL FRANCE (TOP 10 DEBUT ON FRENCH ALBUM CHART)   //  MIX

 

-REFUSED  //  “FREEDOM” LP, 2015, EPITAPH  //  PROD, ENG

 

-CASSANDRA WILSON  //  “COMING FORTH BY DAY” LP, 2015, SONY  //  ENG

 

-FRENCH STYLE FURS (FEAT. MEMBERS OF COLD WAR KIDS)  //  “IS EXOTIC BAIT” LP, 2014, FRENCHKISS  //  MIX

 

-BAND OF SKULLS  //  “HIMALAYAN” LP, 2014, PSYCOLLECTIVE  //  ENG

 

-JESSIE EVANS  //  “GLITTERMINE” LP, 2014, NUUN  //  PROD, ENG, MIX

 

-YEAH YEAH YEAHS  //  “MOSQUITO” LP, 2013, INTERSCOPE  //  ENG

 

-THE VEILS  //  “TIME STAYS, WE GO” LP, 2013, PITCH BEAST  //  PROD, ENG

 

-NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS  //  “PUSH THE SKY AWAY” LP, 2013, BAD SEED LTD.  //  MIX ASSIST

 

-DIVINE FITS (FEAT. MEMBERS OF SPOON & WOLF PARADE)  //  “A THING CALLED DIVINE FITS” LP, 2012, MERGE  //  ENG

 

-CRASH KINGS  //  “DARK OF THE DAYLIGHT” LP, 2013, UNIVERSAL/REPUBLIC  //  ENG

 

-THE YOUNG KNIVES  //  "ORNAMENTS FROM THE SILVER ARCADE" LP, 2011, GADZOOK  //  ENG

 

-ARCADE FIRE  //  “THE SUBURBS” LP, 2010, MERGE  //  MIX ASSIST

 

-VEIL VEIL VANISH  //  “CHANGE IN THE NEON LIGHT” LP, 2010, METROPOLIS  //  PROD, ENG, MIX

 

-THE CRIBS  //  “IGNORE THE IGNORANT” LP. 2009, WARNER BROS.  //  PROD ASSIST, ENG

 

-MAXIMO PARK  //  “QUICKEN THE HEART” LP, 2009, WARP  //  PROD ASSIST, ENG

 

-SUPERGRASS  //  “DIAMOND HOO HA” LP, 2008, EMI  //  ENG

 

-CUT COPY  //  “IN GHOST COLOURS” LP, 2008, MODULAR  //  ASSIST ENG

 

-SILVERCHAIR  //  “YOUNG MODERN” LP, 2007, ELEVEN  //  ASSIST ENG

 

-THE VEILS  //  “NUX VOMICA” LP, 2006, ROUGH TRADE  //  ASSIST ENG

 

-PEACHES  //  “IMPEACH MY BUSH” LP, 2006, XL  //  ASSIST ENG

 

-THE ATARIS  //  “WELCOME THE NIGHT” LP, 2007, SANCTUARY  //  ENG

 

-30 SECONDS TO MARS  //  “30 SECONDS TO MARS” LP, 2002, IMMORTAL  //  PRO TOOLS

 

-THE MISSION UK  //  “AURA” LP, 2001, OBLIVION  //  PROD, ENG

 

-BONO W/ MILLA JOVOVITCH  //  “MILLION DOLLAR HOTEL” OST, 2000, INTERSCOPE  //  ASSIST ENG

 

-RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE  //  “THE BATTLE OF LOS ANGELES” LP, 1999, EPIC  //  ASSIST ENG

 

-MARILYN MANSON  //  “DETROIT ROCK CITY” OST, 1998, INTERSCOPE  //  ASSIST ENG

 

-SLICKSHOES  //  “RUSTY” LP, 1997, TOOTH & NAIL  //  PROD, ENG

 

-FAITH NO MORE  //  “ALBUM OF THE YEAR” LP, 1997, SLASH/REPRISE  //  ENG

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