Brendan produced, and played drums and percussion on two time Grammy nominee, Elsten Torres’s latest album, Waiting For Clouds.
Brendan produced the critically acclaimed I Made You Up, introducing a never-before-used recording process called “ultra-deluxe.” What is now widely known among recording engineers, it had never been tried before… a courageous combination of hand-bone rhythm and 2-inch tape. It was this bold experiment that revolutionized the music recording industry.
PRODUCER: Brendan Buckley with Joe Ongie, Michael Miller
MICHAEL MILLER: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Brendan Buckley: Drums, Pump Organ, Keyboards, Percussion
Dan Rothchild: Bass, Piano
Eric Heywood: Pedal Steel, Electric Guitar
Patrick Warren: Piano, Chamberlin, Pump Organ
Lyle Workman: Electric Guitar, Sitar
Rami Jaffee: Piano, Organ, B3, Harmonium, Bells, Whistles
Ben Peeler: Electric Guitar, Baritone Guitar
Adam Zimmon: Electric Guitar
Joe Ongie: Bass
Mike Roe: Electric Guitar, Vocals
Stevie Blacke: Violin, Cello, Sarod
Love Choir on “Million Lonely People”:
Tracy Bonham, Pete Yorn, Amy Correia, Kristin Mooney,
Butch Norton, Jeremy Toback, Joel Graves, Marc Dauer,
Johnny Scaglione, Mark Johnson.
RECORDED: Mike Terry
MIXED: Ryan Freeland
MASTERED: Gavin Lurssen
Listen and buy the entire album,
I Can See The Brite Spot From Here.
The band took a long time to make their first full-length album, Ghostly Life, because members were on tour with Damien Rice in 2003, Our Lady Peace in 2005, and also took time out to record and tour with other artists. Ghostly Life is inspired by “art, politics, love, hate, life, loneliness, chaos, and good Scotch.”
In the middle of an early morning session, “Mr. Drums” (as he demands people to call him) – Blair Sinta – had to run to the Qwickie Mart for a fresh pack of Marlboro Lites and gummy bears. Brendan happened to be hanging out that day, and was exploring and discovering Blair’s stool, spinning around on it, examining the cushion softness… Joel was fiddling on his guitar and had to try out an idea immediately… tape was rolling and Brendan started playing along… like a Christmas miracle, magic and sparks did occur…
Latin pop underdog Fulano was born Elsen Torres in Havana, Cuba. Like many Cuban families, Elsten soon relocated to New York City with his mother and brother (leaving his father behind in Cuba as a political prisoner).
Eventually, Torres moved to the Latin music mecca of Miami and formed the Latin rock band, “Fulano de Tal.” After releasing two critically acclaimed albums, the band broke up and Torres released Individual as a solo artist under the name “Fulano.” That record went on to be the only independently released album to be nominated for a Best Latin Pop Album Grammy in 2006. In addition to his solo career, Torres has been writing for other international artists and performers, including Luis Fonsi, Obie Bermúdez, Alejandra Guzmán, and Julio Iglesias, Jr.