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High Scores: Daniel Lanois On Co-Scoring “Red Dead Redemption II”

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Photos by Marthe Vannebo

Daniel Lanois is a musical giant. Perhaps best known for his production work with Brian Eno on the early albums that defined U2’s sound, the Canadian songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist has also cut great albums for Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris and Neil Young. The records he produces may have vast musical differences, but, a Lanois production is not without its signifiers: big and dynamic percussion, experimental flourishes, and layered effects that make any given song sound endless.

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Venetian Snares and Daniel Lanois on Their Unlikely Collaborative Album

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Although both of them are known for being restless innovators, few people could have anticipated a musical partnership between veteran rock producer Daniel Lanois and synth scientist Aaron Funk (otherwise known as Venetian Snares). Despite a decades-long career that includes work with high-profile names like Brian Eno, U2, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, Emmylou Harris, Neil Young, and many more, Lanois says that what got him interested in working with Funk was that, “I heard things I didn’t know how to do. Sometimes jealousy is good.”

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