Gus van Go
Gus van Go
|Birth name||Gustavo Coriandoli|
|Associated acts||Me Mom and Morgentaler|
Gus van Go is a Juno-nominated Canadian music producer, mixer, and musician. He is best known for his work with the Montreal band The Stills, with credits for production, mixing, writing and arranging three albums and one EP with the band. He has also produced and mixed material for a number or artists, including Arkells, The Sam Roberts Band, Whitehorse, Wintersleep, Michael Rault, Terra Lightfoot, Hollerado, Said The Whale, The Trews, and Priestess. He is also a member of the band Megative, along with Tim Fletcher (ex-lead-singer of The Stills) and Jamaican reggae vocalist Screechy Dan.
van Go (born Gustavo Coriandoli), was born in Mar Del Plata, Argentina. His family moved to Canada in 1973 where he became a Canadian citizen at age 5.
van Go began his musical career as lead-singer/guitarist for the Montreal cult-band Me Mom & Morgentaler. The band established a following in the 1990s, and was known for its extravagant and theatrical live shows. In 1999, over 10,000 attended the band's reunion concert in Quebec City.
In 1996, he moved to New York City, where he met musician and producer Werner F. The two began working together in 2003 when they produced The Stills’ debut album Logic Will Break Your Heart, which received favorable reviews from critics. In 2006 they built The Boiler Room Studio in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, where they've since produced and mixed many albums including Fast Romantics, Monster Truck, Matt Mays, Glorious Sons, The Elwins, Michael Rault, as well as many popular French language artists from Quebec like Les Trois Accords and Cowboys Fringants.
Van Go currently divides his time between his Brooklyn and Montreal studios.
Van Go was nominated for an Engineer Of The Year Juno award in 2018 for his work with group Whitehorse and Singer-songwriter Terra Lightfoot. Both artists’ albums were also nominated for Best Album in the Adult Alternative category that year, each produced and mixed by Gus van Go and his partner Werner F.
In 2015, he produced and mixed the album ‘’Octobre by French-language neo-trad band Les Cowboys Fringants which reached #1 in the Quebec charts, attained gold-record status, and was awarded album of the year at the ADISQ awards ceremonies.
Oceans Will Rise, the third release from The Stills, was awarded a Juno Award for 'Alternative Album of the Year' during the 2009 Juno Awards Gala on March 28, 2009. In 2008, Vulgaires Machins’ Compter Les Corps (another Gus van Go & Werner F production) was nominated for a Juno Award for "Best French-Language Album".
|1995||The Kingpins||On the Run|
|1997||The Kingpins||Watch Your Back|
|1998||The Undercovers||Some People (Stomp Records)|
|2003||The Stills||Logic Will Break Your Heart (Vice Records / Atlantic)|
|2005||Priestess||Hello Master (RCA / Indica)|
|2006||The Stills||Without Feathers (Vice Records / Atlantic)|
|2006||Vulgaires Machins||Compter les corps (Indica Records)|
|2006||Xavier Caféïne||Gisèle (M) (Indica Records)|
|2008||The Trews||No Time for Later|
|2008||The Stills||Oceans Will Rise (Arts & Crafts)|
|2009||The Junction||Another Link in the Chain|
|2009||Les Trois Accords||Dans mon corps (Indica Records)|
|2010||Vulgaires Machins||Requiéme pour les sourds (Indica Records)|
|2010||Hollerado||Record in a Bag (Royal Mountain Records)|
|2010||Ariel||Après le crime|
|2011||Neverending White Lights||Act III: Love Will Ruin (M)|
|2011||Monster Truck||The Brown EP (Dine Alone Records)|
|2011||The Grates||Secret Rituals (Dew Process / Death Valley)|
|2011||Kamakazi||Rien à cacher|
|2012||Amos the Transparent||Good Night My Dear… I’m Falling Apart|
|2012||GrimSkunk||Set Fire (Indica Records)|
|2012||Rah Rah||The Poet’s Dead (Hidden Pony)|
|2012||Les Trois Accords||J'aime ta grand-mère (La Tribu)|
|2013||Hollerado||White Paint (Royal Mountain Records)|
|2013||Xavier Caféïne||New Love (Indica Records)|
|2013||Wildlife||On the Heart (P) (Wax Records)|
|2013||Said the Whale||hawaiii (M) (Hidden Pony)|
|2014||Terra Lightfoot||Everytime My Mind runs Wild (Sonic Unyon Records)|
|2014||Jeremy Fisher||The Lemon Squeeze (Hidden Pony)|
|2014||Teenage Kicks||Spoils of Youth (M) (Rezolute/Universal)|
|2014||In-Flight Safety||Conversationalist (M) (Dead Daisy/Night Danger)|
|2014||Guillaume Beauregard||D’Étoiles, de pluie et de cendres (La Tribu)|
|2015||The Lazys||The Lazys (Pheremone Records)|
|2015||Michael Rault||Living Daylight (M) (Burger Records)|
|2015||Simon I||Simon I (Co-P, (M) (La Tribu)|
|2015||The Glorious Sons||The Union (M) (Black Box)|
|2015||The Elwins||Play For Keeps (M) (Hidden Pony)|
|2015||Hollerado||"Firefly" (single) (Royal Mountain Records)|
|2015||Whitehorse||Leave No Bridge Unburned (Six Shooter Records)|
|2015||Rah Rah||Vessels (Hidden Pony)|
|2015||Terra Lightfoot||Every Time My Mind Runs Wild (Sonic Unyon)|
|2015||Les Cowboys Fringants||Octobre (La Tribu)|
|2015||Les Trois Accords||Joie d’etre gai (La Tribu)|
|2015||Fast Romantics||"Julia" Single|
|2016||The Junction||"City Light" Single (M) (Culvert Music)|
|2016||Wintersleep||The Great Detachment (M) (Dine Alone)|
|2016||Tuns||Mind Over Matter (M) (Royal Mountain)|
|2016||Arkells||Morning Report (P) (Universal Music Canada / Last Gang Records)|
|2016||Sam Roberts||"If You Want It" Single (M) (Universal)|
|2017||Fast Romantics||"American Love" (Light Organ)|
|2017||Hollerado||Born Yesterday (P) (Royal Mountain Records)|
|2017||Said the Whale||As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide (M) (Hidden Pony)|
|2017||Whitehorse||Panther in the Dollhouse (Six Shooter Records)|
|2017||Matt Mays||Once Upon A Hell Of A Time (M) (Sonic Records)|
|2017||Terra Lightfoot||New Mistakes ( Sonic Unyon Records)|
|2018||Carmanah||Speak In Rhythms|
|2018||Remi Chasse||Les Cris et Les Fleurs (Musicor)|
|2018||Jill Barber||Metaphora (Outside)|
|2018||Lowell||Lone Wolf (Arts & Crafts)|
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