Daniel Lanois is a busy guy. The Quebecer and legendary producer has had more than his share of projects recently, including playing guitar in his own musical group Black Dub. The spotlight still seems to be still angled from Lanoi’s production chops though, elevated from years of working with artists such as Brian Eno, U2, Peter Gabriel, Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson and his most recent work is the solitarily epic Neil Young album Le Noise. During production, Lanois captured Young’s voice in a re-created live setting to get a more full and emphatic voice for Young’s impassioned songs. The video above describes his technique and documents an album which Young can proudly claim as a refreshing addition to his already-storied musical career.
Tonight, catch a free screening of the film that accompanies Neil Young’s latest release, Le Noise, produced with legendary producer Daniel Lanois at The Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln Avenue) at 8 p.m.. The documentary was shot by cinematographer Adam Vollick and will feature eight black and white films of Young performing each song solo on acoustic and electric guitar live in the studio, plus commentary from Lanois. WMSE will also give away one copy of the Le Noise album. Presented by WMSE and Muzzleofbees.com.