Via the Brad Sucks weblog comes this link to a Quicktime video of Steve Albini giving a talk about recording studios and digital recording. I’ve read his writings on the recording process and the music business. I’ve only listened to the first 10 minutes so far (it’s 90 minutes long!) but it seems really interesting so far.
Albini had a huge effect on the music of the 80’s and 90’s. He produced a metric assload of albums, but two that really influenced soundscapes of rock were the Pixies’ Surfer Rosa and Nirvana’s In Utero. Now that I’m in Chicago I just like the thought that Albini is around.