Robin Danar

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Robin Danar
Occupation(s) producer, engineer, musician
Years active 1982-present
Associated acts Laurie Anderson, Suzanne Vega, The B-52's, Cyndi Lauper
Website robindanar.com

Robin Danar is an American producer, recording and mixing engineer, and musician.

Career[edit]

Danar started engineering records in New York City under mentors Steve Lillywhite, Phil Ramone, and Gary Katz.[1] At the same time, he was doing live sound and recording at the famed club CBGB in its prime when it was known for hosting punk rock and new wave bands.[2]

Danar then went on to tour internationally as a front of house sound engineer for artists including Laurie Anderson, Suzanne Vega, The B-52's, and Cyndi Lauper.[1] He was also involved in recording Bonnie Raitt and Los Lobos for the Wim Wenders film The Soul of a Man, part of the PBS series Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues.[1]

Danar is involved with Santa Monica's public radio station KCRW as a producer of the annual "A Sounds Eclectic Evening" and "Sessions" projects.[3] He was also involved as a producer of the Shortlist Music Prize which was broadcast on MTV and XM Radio.[3]

He is currently the Production Manager at Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles.[3]

Altered States[edit]

In 2008, Danar released his first producer-as-artist album Altered States, featuring performers from the Los Angeles music scene including Lisa Loeb, Rachael Yamagata, Jesca Hoop, and others.[4] The album received positive reviews from critics at PopMatters[2] and Hits Daily Double.[5]

Discography[edit]

Artist Single/Album Role Label
Big Star's Third[6] Thank You, Friends: Big Star's Third Live... And More Engineer Concord
Dana Pomfret Float Mixer Self-released
Grant-Lee Phillips Live at McCabe's Producer, Engineer, Mixer Self-released
Shelby Lynn Live at McCabe's Producer, Engineer, Mixer Self-released
Human Switchboard Who's Landing in My Hangar? Anthology 1977-1984 Engineer Bar None
k.d. lang Recollection Engineer Nonesuch
Robin Danar[7] Altered States Producer, Engineer, Mixer Sanachie
Sia Lady Croissant Engineer Astralwerks
The 88 Coming Home Producer, Engineer, Mixer Island
The 88 That's Not Enough Producer, Engineer, Mixer Island
Quincy Coleman Owner of a Lonely Heart Producer, Engineer, Mixer Self-released
Quincy Coleman LA Woman Producer, Engineer, Mixer Self-released
Isodore (Remy Zero/Steve Kilbey) Transmigration Producer, Engineer, Mixer Geffen
Suzanne Vega Live Producer, Engineer, Mixer A&M
Victoria Williams Happy Come Home Engineer Geffen
Kristin Hersh Live on BraveNewWorld.Net Producer, Engineer, Mixer 4AD
Laurie Anderson DVD Engineer Warner Bros.
Robert Bradley Live on Horde Engineer, Mixer RCA
Bonnie Raitt The Blues mini-series Producer, Engineer Wenders/Spielberg
Los Lobos The Blues mini-series Producer, Engineer Wenders/Spielberg
Macy Gray Live Recordings Producer, Engineer Epic
Robyn Hitchcock BraveNewWorld.Net Producer, Engineer, Mixer Warner Bros.
Will Oldham BraveNewWorld.Net Producer, Engineer, Mixer Drag City
The Blue Nile "Seven A.M." Live Engineer, Mixer LINN/Virgin
The Go-Betweens BraveNewWorld.Net Producer, Engineer, Mixer Beggar's Banquet
Remy Zero BraveNewWorld.Net Producer, Engineer, Mixer Elektra/Asylum
Lily Haydn "Wounded Dove" Mixer Dreamworks
Judith Owen Twelve Arrows Producer, Engineer, Mixer Dog On The Bed
Guided By Voices "Hot Freaks," "Zoo Pie," "Psychic Pilot Clocks Out" Producer, Engineer, Mixer Matador
Kim Fox Noble Mind Producer, Engineer, Mixer Dreamworks
Cat Power BraveNewWorld.Net Producer, Engineer, Mixer Matador
Cinerama BraveNewWorld.Net Producer, Engineer, Mixer Spinart
Diane Izzo BraveNewWorld.Net Producer, Engineer, Mixer Sugarfree
Gigolo Ants BraveNewWorld.Net Producer, Engineer, Mixer E. Pluribus Unum
Wanderlust "Years & Seconds," "Vacant Lot," "I'm Not You," "Make You Shine," "Bright Blue Sky" Producer, Engineer, Mixer RCA
Babe The Blue Ox BraveNewWorld.Net Producer, Engineer, Mixer RCA
Universal Honey Earth Moon Transit Mixer Alert
Rusted Root Rusted Root Live Producer, Engineer, Mixer Polygram
Rusted Root Evil Ways Producer, Engineer, Mixer Polygram
Rusted Root Faith I Do Believe Producer Polygram
Henry Olson Straight Talkin' Engineer, Mixer Jive
Abba Roland Lucky Moon Producer, Engineer, Mixer Self-released
House of Dreams House of Dreams Live Producer, Engineer, Mixer RCA
Two Dollar Guitar BraveNewWorld.net Producer, Engineer, Mixer Smells Like Rec.
Various Live at the Bowery Ballroom Engineer Self-released
Various Nothing In Common Producer Tone Casualties
The Pugs Bit the Red Knife Producer, Engineer, Mixer Tone Casualties
Sophie (Sol Peppy) Sophie Producer, Engineer, Mixer Self-released
Motel Girl Motel Girl Producer, Engineer, Mixer Self-released
Daniel Cartier Daniel Cartier Producer, Engineer, Mixer A&M
From Good Homes Hick Pop Comin' At Ya Producer, Engineer, Mixer Grrrr Music
Rockapella DVD Producer, Engineer, Mixer Imago
Mr. Henry As Good As The Ground Producer, Engineer, Mixer Mighty Hudson
Mr. Henry Jackhammer Engineer Deep South
Travis Pickle Travis Pickle Mixer Pube Records
Juliet's Wishing Well Embrace Producer, Engineer, Mixer Good Records
Blue & Holding Blue & Holding Producer, Engineer, Mixer Tone Casualties
One One Live Producer, Engineer, Mixer Mercury
Grayson Hugh Who Are You & How Are You Engineer, Mixer RCA
Inasense Inasense Producer, Engineer, Mixer Ripe & Ready
Childhood Julep Producer, Engineer, Mixer Self-released
Rockapella Primer Producer Self-released
Absolute Houdini's Mirror Producer, Engineer, Mixer Mondo V
Bigmouth Bigmouth Producer, Engineer, Mixer Self-released
Mommy Mommy Producer, Engineer, Mixer Self-released

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Robin Danar Interview on The Time Machine". The Time Machine. 24 June 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2018. 
  2. ^ a b Horowitz, Steve (18 March 2008). "Robin Danar: Altered States". Popmatters. Retrieved 10 May 2018. 
  3. ^ a b c "Robin Danar: About". Retrieved 10 May 2018. 
  4. ^ "Robin Danar: Altered States". Retrieved 10 May 2018. 
  5. ^ "BUD SCOPPA'S 2008 PLAYLIST: 100 DIRECTIONS". Hits Daily Double. 2 January 2009. Retrieved 10 May 2018. 
  6. ^ "Robin Danar: Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 10 May 2018. 
  7. ^ "Robin Danar: Discography". Retrieved 10 May 2018.