CURRENT PROJECTS and LATEST NEWS:
Clif was Pro Tools engineer on the mixing of the stunning new album by the popular Grammy-winning Swedish metal band Ghost , titled "Prequelle". The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard U.S. album charts, and has reached the top 10 on album charts in 13 countries, including reaching #1 in 3 countries. The single “Rats” from the album reached #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
Clif mixed and mastered the beautiful new album by Israeli-American group Moshav , titled "Shabbat Vol. 2". This is the fifth Moshav album that Clif has been part of the production team for this fantastic folk/rock band.
Clif engineered several tracks on the newly released album by one of the biggest selling recording artists of all time, Shania Twain, titled "Now". The album debuted at #1 on the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia album sales charts.
Clif re-mixed the classic masterpiece album by R.E.M., "Automatic For The People" in cutting-edge immersive sound format, Dolby ATMOS for a 25th Anniversary edition release, having also been part of the album's original production team as engineer and mixer. This will be the first major music only commercial release in Dolby ATMOS format. Clif mixed some never-released bonus tracks for the new package as well. Clif was featured on popular website ArsTechnica in their glowing article on the album remix.
Clif engineered several songs on the new album by mega-star Sting, a return to rock for Sting titled "57th and 9th". Clif was nominated for a 2018 TEC Award for Excellence in Creativity in the Record Production / Album category for production and engineering.
Clif engineered some tracks on the latest album by superstar Bruce Springsteen, titled "High Hopes".
Clif recently mixed a new single for Dutch hard rock band Green Lizard, who Clif has produced and mixed 3 albums for previously.
Clif also recently mixed a new single for the very popular Dutch rock band Racoon.
Clif recently mixed a powerful new album by platinum-selling band P.O.D., featuring acoustic versions of their greatest hits and favorite tracks.
Clif recently mixed the cool new single for the great indie hip hop band RDGLDGRN
Clif mixed and mastered a new album by popular Israeli-American folk/rock band Moshav.
Clif also recently mixed a track for hot alternative band Knox Hamilton.
Clif recently mixed a new track for popular Belgian singer-songwriter Milow for a Red Cross benefit album in Holland. The benefit album reached the top 100 on the Belgian album sales charts.
Clif spoke on two music production-related panel discussions at the Potluck Audio Conference in Tucson, Arizona.
Clif recently mixed some hot tracks for superstar Selena Gomez's album "For You" , which climbed to the the Top 25 of the Billboard album sales chart.
Clif engineered and mixed a superb new album project for popular Belgian singer-songwriter Milow, following up his gold and platinum album releases in Europe. The new album titled "Silver Linings" reached #1 on the Belgian album charts.
Clif engineered a fantastic new album project titled "Rivers in the Wasteland" by popular award-winning rock band NEEDTOBREATHE which reached #1 on 3 of Billboard Magazine's Albums charts (Alternative, Rock, and Christian).
Clif recorded some new songs for award winning Chinese superstar singer Wanting for her new album project.
Clif was nominated for a Grammy Award for his role as recording engineer on Bruce Springsteen's critically acclaimed album "Wrecking Ball" and it's first single "We Take Care of Our Own", which are up for Grammys for Best Rock Album, Best Rock Perfomance, and Best Rock Song. Clif has been also been nominated for 2 TEC Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in the Record Production Album and Record Production Single Categories for his work on these releases.. The album has also been acclaimed as the Best Album of 2012, naming it#1 in Rolling Stone magazines 50 Best Albums of 2012 list.
Clif recorded and mixed some new tracks with soulful singer / songwriter ZZ Ward for a new EP on Hollywood Records.
Clif mixed some hot new tracks for English R & B girl group Stooshe. Stooshe has had 2 top 5 singles in the UK and was nonimated for the BBC Sound of 2012 award, and the band was also nominated for a Brit Award in 2013 for Best Single.
Clif recorded and mixed an album for hot UK rock band Tribes on Island Records. Tribes were nominated by NME for Best New Band of 2012, and the new album has been picked by NME as one of the Biggest Albums of 2013.
Clif recorded and mixed an album for super cool indie hip hop band RdGldGrn on Universal Republic/ Fairfax Recordings, featuring incredible drumming by the very friendly rock superstar Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and Nirvana fame.
Clif recorded and mixed a stunning new album by alternative folk band The Last Bison for Universal/Republic Records.
Clif mastered a fantastic new album by Southern hard rock / metal band Texas Hippie Coalition.
Clif spoke on a producer panel titled "The Studio Experience" at this year's South By Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas. SXSW is the world's largest music festival and music industry conference.
Clif engineered a project by a new supergroup called SuperHeavy consisting of superstars Mick Jagger, Joss Stone, Damian Marley, Dave Stewart, and A.R. Rahman on Universal Music. An incredible video for the first single, Miracle Worker, can be seen here.
Clif mixed tracks for a new Spanish language album by Disney superstar Selena Gomez.
Clif mastered a new album titled "Juggernaut of Justice" by legendary Canadian heavy metal group Anvil, which has been nominated for a Juno Award (Canadian Grammy equivalent) for "Best Metal / Hard Music Album of the Year".
Clif mixed a sweeping, epic orchestral piece by composer Inon Zur for the much anticipated release of the "Dragon Age 2" video game for Electronic Arts. One million copies of the game were sold within the first two weeks of release.
Clif produced and mixed another album with Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers titled "Unida Cantina". Clif and the band recorded once again in Mexico since the last album they did together there (the groundbreaking "Turbo Ocho" album) went so well. The album debuted on the iTunes rock album chart at #4.
Clif mixed a new song titled "Live Like There's No Tomorrow" for pop star Selena Gomez for her new album, "A Year Without Rain", which debuted on the Billboard 200 Album Chart at #4 and has been certified Gold. The song was also part of the soundtrack for her new film "Ramona and Beezus" from 20th Century Fox. Clif mixed a stereo mix for the soundtrack album and also a 5.1 surround mix for the theatrical and DVD film release.
Clif mixed a live recording of an incredible show by Canadian singer-songwriter Serena Ryder and her band for Atlantic Records. Serena won the Juno Award for Best New Artist in 2008, and her album "Is It Okay" has gone Gold in Canada and also won a Juno Award for Best Adult Alternative Album in 2009. Serena also won the Artist of the Year Juno Award in 2014.
Clif recorded and mixed a new album and EP with Camera Can't Lie, a pop/rock/alternative band from Minneapolis for Atlantic Records. The EP, titled "Days and Days" is now out.
Clif mixed a new track for amazingly talented American Idol finalist Allison Iraheta for her debut album "Just Like You" on 19/Jive/RCA Records, which debuted at # 35 on the Billboard Album chart. She finished in 4th place last season with her outstanding powerful live performances.
Clif mixed tracks for pop star Selena Gomez for the soundtrack to her Disney film, "The Wizards of Waverly Place" and also for her solo debut album on Hollywood Records, titled "Kiss and Tell", including the title track and first single, "Falling Down". The album made it to the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 200 album charts and has been certified Gold by the RIAA.
Clif mixed a track for new Dutch rock band The Phoenix Explosion which will be featured on a new Converse compilation CD.
Clif mixed a new album for the San Francisco-based pop/electro/rock band The Lovemakers, titled "Let's Be Friends". The album's first single, "Love Is Dead", was the iTunes Single of the Week during Apple's recent rollout of their new iPod lineup and iTunes 9. Clif produced the band's debut album on Interscope Records, and was honored to be asked to work with this fantastic band again on their new project.
Clif mixed a track for up and coming Dutch rock band Daybroke.
Clif mixed a new album for ultra cool New York indie rock band Fires of Rome titled "You Kingdom You". Fires of Rome features Andrew Wiatt of Miike Snow fame. A recent New York Times review describes the sound as "precisely snarling guitars with outlandish vocal keening...every part was sharp, audacious, and in its place."
Clif traveled to northern New Jersey, where he recorded a brilliant live show by Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers using the famous Record Plant Remote recording truck. The project was graciously sponsored by Wave Distribution, distibutors of high end pro audio gear, including the amazing Distressor. Clif mixed the live concert at his mix studio and video of the tracks can be seen and heard on the band's web site.
Clif mixed some new songs for Mega Pop Sensation Miley Cyrus for her album "Breakout" on Hollywood Records. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard album sales chart, and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA.
Clif also mixed a song for singer/songwriter/actress Emmy Rossum on Geffen Records featuring guest vocals by Matt Good of 2008 Warped Tour Headliners From First To Last. Emmy is best known for her Golden Globe-nominated performance as the lead in the stage and film version of "The Phantom of the Opera".
Clif recorded and mixed some brilliant new songs with his old cohort, Canadian Hawksley Workman. One of the tracks featured vocals by the extremely lovely and talented Marion Cotillard, who portrayed Edith Piaf in the wonderful French film, "La Vie En Rose". Marion won the Academy Award, the Golden Globe, and the BAFTA (British Oscar) for Best Actress for her phenomenal performance. The beautiful track is part of the Cartier Love Project, benefiting charities committed to fighting childhood hunger worldwide.
Clif traveled to Mexico to complete an ambitious and historic album project with Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers. Clif and the band wrote, recorded, and mixed 8 new songs in 8 consecutive days, uploading each new song and a video of them creating it to the band's web site each day for their fans to enjoy. They capped off the week's festivities with a sold out show, kicking it off with all the new tunes. Have a look here if you want to check out what they came up with. The fans got a sneak peek into the creative process, and enjoyed being involved. Reality internet at its finest!
Clif recorded some new songs with super-hot artist/producer Mark Ronson. Mark recently had a #2 single in England as a solo artist, and won the Producer of the Year Grammy in 2008.
Clif recorded rock legends The Police in New York, for their first time in the studio in over 20 years. "Amazing" is all Clif can say.
Clif also produced and mixed a new album for soulful, rootsy, UK-based singer-songwriter Traverso on A-Z Records.
Clif mixed a track for Multi-Platinum recording artist Miley Cyrus (also known as Hannah Montana) for her new solo album on Hollywood Records titled "Meet Miley Cyrus" which debuted at #1 on the Billboard album chart. The album has been certified Triple Platinum sales in the US by the RIAA.
Clif mixed a new track titled "Into Yesterday" by multi-platinum band Sugar Ray. In addition to a stereo mix for a soundtrack album, Clif mixed in 5.1 a surround mix for the song to be included in the Oscar-Nominated Sony Pictures animated release titled "Surf's Up."
Clif produced and mixed an album for Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers called "No More Beautiful World". The album was released on March 21st, and debuted at #8 on the Billboard top Internet Albums chart and at #14 on the top Independent Album Chart. Clif was honored to be working with Roger and drummer PH Naffah again since it has been around a decade since Clif produced the successful major label debut album of their previous band, The Refreshments.
Clif is interviewed in the 50th Anniversary Special Issue of Audio Technology Magazine. In the interview, Clif discusses what he values the most, following the "indispensable" theme of the issue.
Clif recently completed recording and mixing an album for Australian indie pop-rockers Little Birdy with producer John King of the Dust Brothers ( Beck, Beastie Boys). The resulting album "Hollywood" debuted at #8 on the ARIA charts and has been officially certified Gold.
Clif also tracked drums with the legendary Josh Freese for artist Jeremy Camp. The album, "Beyond Meaure" reached #29 on the Billboard Album chart, and #2 on the Billboard Top Christian Album chart. The album has been certified Gold by the RIAA.
The Noisettes have released the debut full length CD, "What's the Time Mr. Wolf" which Clif produced on Universal / Motown Records. The album debuted at #24 on Billboard's Heatseeker chart. The Noisettes have been chosen by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the 10 artists to Watch. They also have been chosen as one of 6 Hot New Artists by HMV. The Noisettes got an amazing review in the New York Times of their SXSW performance. Here is a quote from the review: "Two of the most extraordinary bands defied categories and tore apart verse-chorus-verse forms... And the Noisettes were exhilarating and explosive, jumping from era to era, punk-funk to vaudeville swing to blues-rock as their singer and bass player, Shingai Shoniwa, belted questions like 'What's wrong with the human condition?'"After completing a hugely successful arena tour in the UK and Europe supporting Muse, they have toured the US supporting TV on the Radio and Bloc Party, and were personally asked by Pharrell Williams to open for his London shows. One of the tracks Clif produced was also included on the infamous Pete Doherty's Babyshambles latest release, titled "Back to the Bus", a compilation of their favorite songs to listen to on the road.
Anouk won the MTV EMA for Best Dutch/Belgian act for the second year in a row. Anouk also won her 5th Edison award (the Dutch equivalent of the Grammy) for Best National Female Singer. In other Anouk news, the album Clif produced entitled "Hotel New York" is officially Triple Platinum in Holland and Platinum in Belgium. The album was the second highest selling album in Holland for 2005, and the single for "Girl" is the highest selling single of all time in Holland. Anouk also won 3 TMF Belgium (MTV) Awards for this album.