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Adam Torres’ Big Sky Americana
His panoramic view of the world transcends into his haunting falsetto
Music Story  July 13, 2017, by Alejandra Ramirez
"...Unlike Nostra Nova, which lurches with a pop-gleaned intensity rooted in collegiate Ohio, Pearls to Swine, recorded at Cacophony Recorders with Erik Wofford after Torres moved here in 2011, rises into an endless Southwestern sky...."

I See Dead People
The Black Angels conjure Austin's psychedelic renaissance
Music Story  May 9, 2008, by Austin Powell
"...A three-part series of self-released EPs caught the attention of Light in the Attic, which issued the band's eponymous four-song debut in 2006. Recorded that June at Cacophony Recorders, where Hunt worked as an assistant engineer before joining the group, Passover introduced Ryan into the mix and garnered significant critical acclaim..."

The golden ears of producer Erik Wofford, ambitious redesign plan of the Austin Music Hall, continuing adventures of Rockstar: Supernova contestant Patrice Pike, and bad-boy musicians of
Music Column  July 21, 2006, by Christopher Gray
"...His first project was friends Experimental Aircraft; others include Western Keys, EITS, early work with My Morning Jacket, and forthcoming albums from Youngmond Grand, Zookeeper, La La Land, AM Syndicate, Til We're Blue or Destroy, and Tia Carrera. "I end up being friends with most of the bands I work with," says Wofford from behind the board of Cacophony Recorders, the spacious, Daniel Lanois-inspired East Austin studio he shares with local musician and producer Darwin Smith..."

Playback: The Future of Austin Recording Studios
Studio owners look at different solutions to surviving in an increasingly expensive city
Music Column  August 4, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...Just east of Good Danny's former location, another favorite Austin studio exists improbably on valuable waterfront property. Two years back, an investment group bought a strip of property on Red Bluff Road including the studio Erik Wofford had been renting for over a decade, Cacophony Recorders, where he fashioned platters by the Black Angels and Explosions in the Sky..."

Local Musicians on Avoiding the Sophomore Slump
Five trending Austin-hatched acts that sidestepped recording’s biggest pitfall
Music Story  August 3, 2017, by Tim Stegall, Libby Webster, Michael Toland, Doug Freeman and Thomas Fawcett
"...Recorded with Erik Wofford at Cacophony Recorders in East Austin before Cohen's move, Mise en Place also came together the way its driving force always wanted to approach her musical output. Ahead of Alex Napping getting into the studio, the band had only played two or three of the tracks live...."

Austin Music Awards' Industry Accolades Announced
Best radio station, record store, club, and many more
DAILY Music  March 6, 2017, by James Renovitch
"...Recording Studio 1) Arlyn Studios 2) 512 Studios 3) Gerron Music 4) Same Sky Productions 5) Orb Recording Studios 6) The Bubble 7) Space 8) Congress House Studio 9) Jackrabbit Soundshack 10) Cacophony Recorders..."

Playback: Mosaic Sound Collective Comes Into Focus
Mosaic Sound Collective's music hub and ancient atmospheric Adam Torres point to the future
Music Column  February 23, 2017, by Kevin Curtin
"...Torres spent most of last year on the road with his band of Austin eclectics: percussionist Thor Harris (ex-Swans), Aisha Burns (Balmorhea), and multi-instrumentalist Dailey Toliver (Molly Burch). The same group cut the session at Erik Wofford's Cacophony Recorders that spawned both Pearls to Swine and this week's follow-up..."

Bright Light Social Hour & Israel Nash
Nash to host TBLSH cameo at Antone’s on Wednesday?
DAILY Music  December 6, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...It was important for us to have this whole project be homegrown and convey the feeling of people in Austin working together. In addition to our bands and producing it between our two labels, we also had the recording mastered by Erik Wofford at Cacophony Recorders and the art done by Jaime Zuverza...."

Welcome to the Machine
2014-15 Austin Music Industry Awards results
Music Story  March 12, 2015, by Kevin Curtin
"...4) Cacophony Recorders..."

Austin Music Industry Awards Winners
KUTX named Best Radio Station, Strange Brew Best Venue
DAILY Music  March 9, 2015, by The Music Staff
"...1) Arlyn Studios 2) 512 Studios 3) Gerron Music 4) Cacophony Recorders 5) The Bubble 6) Ohm 7) Orb Recording Studios 8) Bismeaux 9) The Congress House Studio 10) Jackrabbit Soundshack PRODUCER..."

Playback: Your Austin Music Poll Ballot
Armadillos for sale, Free Week, and an Austin Music Poll primer
Music Column  January 8, 2015, by Kevin Curtin
"...Recording Studio: Cacophony Recorders..."

Aaron Behrens Keeps Rising
Ghostland Observatory singer sounds a battle cry in Midnight Stroll
DAILY Music  September 8, 2014, by Kevin Curtin
"...AB: Exactly. The first time around, I went in the studio with Matt Drenik and Erik Wofford at Cacophony Recorders..."

Playback: Heaven and Hell and Scott H. Biram
Scott H. Biram gets bloody, UT gets KUT's music library, and Macaulay Culkin pisses me off
Music Column  January 31, 2014, by Kevin Curtin
"...AC: You typically record at home, so working with producer Erik Wofford at Cacophony Recorders was a new approach for you...."

Off the Record
Sad Days, Lonely Nights: Visiting the Sahara Lounge and The Jon Dee & Friend Show
Music Column  August 12, 2011, by Austin Powell
"...That's certainly apparent in the Sahara Lounge calendar. Topaz's psych project, Hellfire Social, which just tracked a 7-inch with Cacophony Recorders' Erik Wofford, holds down alternating Wednesdays, while Zoumountchi headlines African night every Saturday..."

Music Review  April 15, 2011, by Austin Powell
"...Shapes Have Fangs guitarist Dustin Coffey leads this Texas version of the Bad Seeds, issuing dank garage-psych ("My Way Robbery") and post-punk noir ("I Don't Care") with seasoned finesse. Whereas 2009's muddy Heavily Decorated documented a daylong bender, Crime of the Scene was born at Austin's renowned Cacophony Recorders studio..."

Off The Record
Making the rounds for the third annual HAAM Benefit Day, while the Black Angels walk with a zombie
Music Column  October 10, 2008, by Austin Powell
"...The desired encore didn't come until the following night at Stubb's, where Erickson joined Austin's Black Angels for a rendition of the 13th Floor Elevators' "Rollercoaster," which he hadn't performed in more than 40 years, and the trippy duet "Bo Diddley Is a Headhunter." That's only the tip of the iceberg. Manager Darren Hill has turned over 60 of Erickson's lo-fidelity field recordings, some of which were recorded at Rusk State Mental Hospital and released on Emperor Jones' 1999 collection Never Say Goodbye, to the Black Angels, who are reworking and re-recording 10 selections with Erickson at Cacophony Recorders for future release..."

Younger Than Yesterday
Brothers and Sisters, tighter than yesterday, looser than today
Music Story  July 18, 2008, by Doug Freeman
"...Fortunately is largely a live product, Will's retro sensibility extending equally to his production of the album. Recorded with Erik Wofford at Cacophony Recorders, the tracks were laid straight to tape and mixed completely on the board..."

All in the Family
Music Story  July 18, 2008, by Doug Freeman
"...Last March, as the crowds cleared town following South by Southwest, Will Courtney brought his mother to Cacophony Recorders to produce her new album, Episodes. Ray Jackson joined the sessions on pedal steel along with Li'l Cap'n Travis' Jeff Johnston on bass, while Will and Lily sang backup harmonies to their mother's rich, Joni Mitchell-like voice...."

KVRX: Almost Old Enough to Drink (Legally)
DAILY Music  April 17, 2008, by Doug Freeman
"...Erik Wofford, producer, Cacophony Recorders: “I'd have to say one of my favorite memories of KVRX is recording a solo acoustic set with Jim James of My Morning Jacket. We did the session in an old radiology room back behind the station..."

Off the Record
Max Dropout's garage-punk festival levels Beerland to Ground Zero; David Letterman hosts a Late Show spectacular at Antone's; What Made Milwaukee Famous grapples with success on second LP
Music Column  December 7, 2007, by Austin Powell
"..."We've been working the first record for six years now, and we're not getting any younger," says singer Michael Kingcaid. Produced by Chris Michaels of Furry Things at Cacophony Recorders and due March 4 on Barsuk, the new album is as versatile as it is emotionally heavy, while the bouncy, horn-laden "Sultan" is the catchiest single since Spoon's "The Underdog." "We're right on the cusp of where we want to be," Kincaid surmises..."

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