Daniel Lanois :: Power

With the Heavy Sun Orchestra in tow, Daniel Lanois’s “Power” rattles with dubby intensity. It’s the latest taste of his forthcoming album of psychedelic gospel, Heavy Sun, pairing synth bass bombast with the straining gospel vocals of organist and minister Johnny Shepherd.

Did the Needle Just Skip :: 30 Years of Oh Mercy

As Bob Dylan’s swampy and haunted classic Oh Mercy turns 30 years old, producer and musician Daniel Lanois reflects on the strange magic he helped create in New Orleans, driven by a willingness to explore seemingly contradictory spaces: “I wanted to make sure that that the music was trying to destroy the singer at the same time as support him.”