Black Knoll Studio is privately owned and run by Rafael Anton Irisarri, an American composer, interdisciplinary artist, multi-instrumentalist, and curator.
Over the last 20 years, Irisarri has engineered on all kinds of great projects - mastering, mixing, or remixing for some of his favorite artists, musicians and labels. He's produced everything from music and sound design for contemporary dance choreographies, corporate branding campaigns, indie films, and television placements to video and art installation pieces exhibited around the world. Read more
Rafael mastered a project for me, and was an absolute pro. He was exceptionally communicative, and did an excellent job mastering our music. We needed a few revisions, and Rafael was extremely flexible and accommodating. Black Knoll is definitely my go to for mastering!
DROWNED IN SOUND (UK)
One of contemporary ambient music’s most celebrated practitioners…beautiful sonic poetry.Original recommendation
Irisarri embodies the hybrid genre…the new kind of composer, who exists in an undifferentiated welter of pop, techno, and classical.Original recommendation
TINY MIXTAPES (USA)
Irisarri builds from quiet clicks and watered-down hisses to vast, affected synth tones that cut with an icy bite and then back down again, from the gigantic to the cellular.Original recommendation
Pitchfork Media (USA)
The record sounds amazing.Original recommendation
Fact Magazine (UK)
Strands is subtly one of the finest electronic albums of the year.Original recommendation