Klem Sound

Klem Sound provides mastering and transfer/restoration services specifically tailored to the strengths of both digital and analog playback. We are fully capable of mastering in contemplation of a vinyl lacquer, glass CD, or digital downloadable formats. We are a member of Apple's Mastered For iTunes (MFiT) Provider List, meaning the album can be labeled as such when sold in iTunes.

WINTER 2015 - We are excited for Alice Gerrard, whose recent album 'Follow the Music', mastered by Patrick Klem, has been nominated for a 2015 Grammy for Best Folk Album. This is a long overdue recognition for a true pioneer and veteran of folk and bluegrass!

Work

Alice Gerrard
Follow The Music
Tompkins Square
12" vinyl + CD

Grammy nominated for 2015 Best Folk Album
Alice Gerrard

Sonic Youth & Mouthus
Not the spaces you know, but between them
Three Lobed Recordings 080
12" vinyl x 4 + 7" box set

I had the pleasure to work with Patrick Klem on the mastering of my new CD, "Maelstrom from Drift". I didn't have the opportunity to sit with Patrick in person for this record, which made the job of mastering all the more critical. Patrick was great at conveying to me what he had done to each track, and how it affected the sound. Our communication couldn't have been smoother, and it made my task of assessing the mastered tracks that much easier. I must say that most importantly he has a great set of ears and each track on the CD came back much improved! I'm looking forward to working together again soon!
— Lee Ranaldo | Sonic Youth, solo projects

The Dead C & Rangda
The Dead C Vs Rangda
Ba Da Bing Records 081
12" vinyl

Patrick - I completely concur with my learned friend! I have auditioned every stage of the project and I feel it sounds better than ever before. You have managed to open out the sound without sacrificing the grit. I could hear layers of sound where before there was a compacted wedge of noise. Very nice work, and worth every dollar. It is a delight and a revelation to work with you on this.
— Bruce Russell | The Dead C, A Handful of Dust, etc.

Six Organs of Admittance
Hexadic II
Drag City DC643
12" vinyl + CD

I've worked with Patrick Klem for releases from many bands including Six Organs, Rangda, Magik Markers, and Basalt Fingers. Each time has gone off without a hitch and the final product turned out seamless and much more listenable than what I presented him with. The Rangda record is very full sounding. Heavier, thicker, yet clearer. He did a great job with the low end especially considering there's no bass guitar. It sounds pretty fantastic.
— Ben Chasny | Six Organs of Admittance, Rangda, Magik Markers, Basalt Fingers, 200 years...

Freakwater
Scheherazade
Bloodshot Records
12" vinyl, CD, + MFiT

For shame.
Freakwater

Tall Firs
Out Of It And Into It
All Tomorrow's Parties ATPRLP43
12" vinyl + CD

Patrick mastered Sonic Youth's contribution to the Three Lobed box set which I had mixed; I thought it sounded superb when he sent it back. It was also really nice to see a waveform that wasn't totally crushed after mastering. When it came time to master the new Tall Firs record I thought he'd be the person for the job. He's got the skills and is not trying to hide behind any technology. He'll gladly describe in detail everything he's doing to every song. I'm very happy with the results and look forward to working with Patrick in the future.
— Aaron Mullan | Sonic Youth Engineer, Tall Firs

Rangda
The Heretic's Bargain
Drag City DC633
12" vinyl

"I am noticing a world of difference and it sounds stunning... it is big and bright and powerful."
— Sir Richard Bishop | Rangda, solo projects

Gunn-Truscinski Duo
Ocean Parkway
Three Lobed Recordings 087
12" vinyl

I am grateful to the friend who recommended that I take my new solo album Patrick for mastering. I really needed help to improve the sound quality on certain tracks, and Patrick made some very helpful suggestions. I knew what I wanted to do, but couldn't verbalize it technically. Patrick understood my intentions and his suggestions were clear and helpful, something I can take with me on future recording projects. I will certainly work with Patrick again on future projects and will recommend him to those who are looking for an intuitive, solid mastering job. His final master was better that I could have hoped for; he allowed this record to reach its full potential.
Steve Gunn | GHQ, Gunn-Truscinski Duo, solo projects

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Artist Album Label Info Year

Freakwater

The Asp and the Albatross single Bloodshot Records BS 237 7" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2015

Freakwater

Scheherazade Bloodshot Records BS 235 12" vinyl + CD + digital download (mastering) 2016

Rangda

The Heretic's Bargain Drag City Records DC633 12" vinyl + CD (mastering) 2015

Spacin'

Total Freedom Richie Records // TestosterTunes RR//TT#41 12" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2016

United Bible Studies

The Ale's What Cures Ye MIE 030 12" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2015

Fadensonnen

PD6 Fadensonnen FR013 12" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2015

Fadensonnen

PD7 Kendra Steiner Editions KSE 303 CD-R + digital download (mastering) 2015

Mike Cooper and Derek Hall

Out of the Shades Paradise of Bachelors PoB-25 12" vinyl + CD + digital download (mastering) 2016

Coypu

Floating MIE 037 12" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2016

Woo

Awaawaa Palto Flats PFLP03 12" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2015

Good Willsmith

Things Our Bodies Used to Have Umor Rex UR084 12" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2016

Tashi Dorji / Marisa Anderson

Split LP Footfalls Records FF-001 12" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2015

Six Organs of Admittance

Hexadic II Drag City Records DC643 12" vinyl + cassette + digital download (mastering) 2015

Rhyton

Navigating By Starlight MIE 035 12" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2015

Black Dirt Oak & Jantar

Presage MIE 031 12" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2015

Tall Firs

Ghostlight Ensemble ATP Recordings 12" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2015

Tom Carter

Long Time Underground Three Lobed Records TLR105 12" vinyl x 2 + digital download (mastering) 2015

Promised Land Sound

For Use and Delight Paradise of Bachelors PoB-22 12" vinyl + CD + digital download (mastering) 2015

James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg

Ambsace Paradise of Bachelors PoB-21 12" vinyl + CD + digital download (mastering) 2015

Nap Eyes

Whine of the Mystic Paradise of Bachelors PoB-20 12" vinyl + CD + digital download (mastering) 2015

The Weather Station

Loyalty Paradise of Bachelors PoB-19 12" vinyl + CD + digital download (mastering) 2015

William Selman

Picture of Climates Hausu Mountain HAUSMO 36 cassette (mastering) 2015

Eartheater

Metalepsis Hausu Mountain HAUSMO 25 CD + cassette + digital download (mastering) 2015

Hiss Golden Messenger & Michael Chapman

Parallelogram Three Lobed Records TLR109 12" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2015

Six Organs of Admittance & William Tyler

Parallelogram Three Lobed Records TLR110 12" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2015

Kurt Vile & Steve Gunn

Parallelogram Three Lobed Records TLR111 12" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2015

Caught On Tape (Thurston Moore and John Moloney) & Bishop - Orcutt - Corsano

Parallelogram Three Lobed Records TLR112 12" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2015

Bardo Pond & Yo La Tengo

Parallelogram Three Lobed Records TLR113 12" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2015

Pigeons

Buoy Soft Abuse 070 7" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2015

Pigeons

The Bower MIE 031 12" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2015

Pumice

Pebbles Soft Abuse 071 12" vinyl + CD + digital download (mastering) 2015

Eleventh Dream Day

Works For Tomorrow Thrill Jockey TJ395 12" vinyl + CD + digital download (mastering) 2015

Chuck Johnson

Blood Moon Boulder Scissor Tail Editions 12" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2015

Actual Persons Living or Dead

The Quiet Life Potluck Foundation PTLK011 digital download (mastering) 2013

Ahleuchatistas

Heads Full Of Poison Harvest Recordings HRV-009 12" vinyl (mastering) 2012

Anahita (Tara Burke & Helena Espvall)

Arcana En Cantos alt.vinyl av022 12" vinyl (mastering) 2010

Atom Earth Mother

Ancient Faith alt.vinyl av044 12" vinyl (mastering) 2013

August Wells

a living and a dying game Self-released 12" vinyl + CD + digital download (mastering) 2014

Axolotl

Of Bonds In General Our Mouth 12" vinyl (mastering) 2010

Daniel Bachman

River Three Lobed Recordings TLR114 12" vinyl + CD + digital download (mastering) 2015

Derek Bailey, Tony Bevan, Paul Hession, Otomo Yoshihide

Good Cop Bad Cop No-Fi Records NEU011 CD (mastering) 2009

Bardo Pond

Refulgo Three Lobed Recordings TLR101 12" vinyl x 2 + digital download (restoration + mastering) 2014

Bardo Pond

Shone Like A Ton Three Lobed Recordings TLR102 12" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2014

Edward Barrow

The Black Tree Volvox Music VOL1208 CD (mastering) 2012

Basalt Fingers

LP Three Lobed Recordings TLR039 12" vinyl (mastering) 2007

Marcia Bassett & Helena Espvall

Lapidary alt.vinyl av021 12" vinyl (mastering) 2010

The Big Ship

A Circle Is Forever Hausu Mountain HAUSMO 01 12" vinyl + CD + digital download (mastering) 2012

Birds of Avalon

Live at Kings Volcom Entertainment DVD (recording, mixing) 2007

Alvarius B & Sir Richard Bishop

If you don't like it, don't! Three Lobed Recordings TLR104 12" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2014

Black Dirt Oak

Wawayanda Patent MIE 024 12" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2014

Jeffrey Burch

Jeff Burch Spring Press Important Records IMPREC402 12" vinyl + CD + digital download (mastering) 2012

Burning Star Core

Crystal Castles No-Fi Records NEU007 10" vinyl (mastering) 2008

Burning Star Core

Rrrecycled No-Fi Records NEU009 10" vinyl (mastering) 2008

Evan Caminiti

West Winds Three Lobed Recordings TLR082 12" vinyl (mastering) 2010

Cantwell Gomez and Jordan

Hot Licks and Rhetoric 307 Knox Records 018 CD (recording, mixing) 2008

CantwellGomezandJordan

Live at Cat's Cradle 8.17.08 CyTunes digital download (recording, mixing) 2008

CantwellGomez&Jordan

Our First Show 99-10-15 Cantwell Gomez & Jordan CD + digital download (restoration + mastering) 2014

Cantwell Gomez & Jordan

Half-Finished Bobcat !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i CD + digital download (mastering) 2015

Tom Carter & Pat Murano

Four Infernal Rivers MIE 027 12" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2014

Central Living

Dune Church LP Blackest Rainbow Records 12" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2012

Cleared

Cleared Immune Recordings 014 12" vinyl + cassette (mastering) 2011

Comets On Fire & D. Charles Speer & The Helix + Wooden Wand

Not the spaces you know, but between them 4xLP box set # 3 Three Lobed Recordings TLR080 12" vinyl (mastering) 2011

Mike Cooper

Trout Steel Paradise of Bachelors PoB-13 12" vinyl + CD + digital download (mastering) 2014

Mike Cooper

Places I Know/The Machine Gun Co. with Mike Cooper Paradise of Bachelors PoB-14 12" vinyl + CD + digital download (mastering) 2014

Cousins of Reggae

Methridge Our Mouth 5 CD (mastering) 2007

D/A/D

The Construct Rosso Corsa Records digital download (mastering) 2013

Gareth Davis & Steven R Smith

The Line Across alt.vinyl av014 12" vinyl (mastering) 2010

The Dead C / Rangda

The Dead C Vs Rangda Ba Da Bing Records BING081 12" vinyl (mastering) 2013

Desert Heat

Cat Mask at Huggie Temple MIE Records 12" vinyl (mastering) 2013

Herb Diamante & Friends

A Spoonful Of Yeast No-Fi Records NEU017 CD (mastering) 2010

Herb Diamante & Friends

Mr Lonely (w/ Sun City Girls) b/w In New Moon's Lull (w/ Diatric Puds) No-Fi Records NEU016 digital download (mastering) 2010

Dutch Courage

EP Self-released CD (recording, mixing) 2008

The Earth Is A Man

Pargon Hausu Mountain HAUSMO 024 cassette + digital download (mastering) 2014

Emeralds / Pain Jerk

European Tour 2009 No-Fi Records NEU015 CD (mastering) 2009

Eskimo King / Afternoon Penis

split LP Abandon Ship Records ASR058 12" vinyl (mastering) 2009

Eternal Tapestry & Bardo Pond

Not the spaces you know, but between them 4xLP box set # 4 Three Lobed Recordings TLR080 12" vinyl (mastering) 2011

Expo 70

Where Does Your Mind Go? Immune Recordings 011 12" vinyl x 2 (mastering) 2010

Expo 70

Journey Through Astral Projection Immune Recordings 012 CD (mastering) 2010

Fadensonnen

Badlands One Hand Records OH0002 12" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2014

Fag Static

Ficcanaso Room 10 Collective 01 12" vinyl (recording, mixing, mastering) 2008

Fing Fang Foom

Live at Cat's Cradle 8.17.08 CyTunes digital download (recording, mixing) 2008

Floating Action

Desert Etiquette Harvest Recordings HRV010 Removador Recordings and Solutions RMV7779 12" vinyl (mastering) 2013

Chris Forsyth

Solar Motel Paradise of Bachelors PoB-10 12" vinyl + CD + digital download (mastering) 2013

Jake Xerxes Fussell

Jake Xerxes Fussell Paradise of Bachelors PoB-17 12" vinyl + CD + digital download (mastering) 2015

Alice Gerrard

Follow the Music Tompkins Square Records 5050 + 5067 12" vinyl + CD + digital download (mastering) 2015

Georgia

Asemic Club Self-released 12" vinyl (mastering) 2012

Glacial (Lee Ranaldo & David Watson)            

On Jones BeachThree Lobed Recordings TLR07112" vinyl (mastering)2012

Gold Standard

EP Room 10 Collective 03 CD (recording, mixing) 2009

Gold Standard

LP Room 10 Collective 04 CD (recording, mixing) 2010

Good Willsmith

The Honeymoon Workbook Umor Rex Records UR063 12" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2014

Danny Paul Grody

Between Two Worlds Three Lobed Recordings TLR100 12" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2013

Golden Gunn

LP Three Lobed Recordings TLR095 12" vinyl (mastering) 2013

Steve Gunn

Boerum Palace Three Lobed Recordings TLR054 12" vinyl (mastering) 2009

Steve Gunn

Sundowner Harvest Recordings HRV-00612" vinyl (mastering) 2010

Gunn - Truscinski Duo

Sand City Three Lobed Recordings TLR083 12" vinyl (mastering) 2010

Gunn - Truscinski Duo

Ocean Parkway Three Lobed Recordings TLR087 12" vinyl (mastering) 2010

Steve Gunn & Ilyas Ahmed

Record Store Day 2011 Immune Recordings 017 7" vinyl (mastering) 2011

Steve Gunn & The Black Twig Pickers

Seasonal Hire Thrill Jockey TJ386 12" vinyl + CD + digital download (mastering) 2015

Hagerty-Toth Band

Qalgebra Three Lobed Records TLR115 12" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2015

Hans Chew

Life & Love At The Helm Records ATH-19754 12" vinyl + CD + digital download (mastering) 2014

Hapsburg Braganza

The Burning of Rigg Beck + Monuments alt.vinyl av35 12" vinyl x 2 (mastering) 2012

Horseback

Impale Golden Horn Three Lobed Recordings TLR086 12" vinyl (mastering) 2012

Howlin' Rain

Wild Life Three Lobed Recordings TLR054 12" vinyl (mastering) 2008

Hush Arbors & Key Demo

Not the spaces you know, but between them 4xLP box set # 5 Three Lobed Recordings TLR080 7" vinyl (mastering) 2011

Idyll Swords

Purposeful Availment EP Three Lobed Recordings TLR008 CD (mastering) 2002

In The Year Of The Pig

Jamon Holidays For Quince CD (mastering) 2010

Invisible Sports

The Future Tastes alt.vinyl av34 12" vinyl (mastering) 2012

Jackal Blade

Lid No-Fi Records NEU012 12" vinyl (mastering) 2009

Chuck Johnson

Crows In The Basilica Three Lobed Recordings TLR099 12" vinyl (mastering) 2013

Kenny Knight

Crossroads Paradise of Bachelors PoB-18 12" vinyl + CD + digital download (mastering) 2015

JST

Parus Night People CD and cassette (mastering) 2012

Krektones

Megaladon Family Night Records FNR-009 7" vinyl (mastering) 2013

Kill Spiders

Burning Village, Raped Horse Self-released CD x 2 (recording, mixing) 2002

Langtry

A Dream of the Jersey Lily Soft Abuse CD (recording) 2005

Langtry

Joy Kills Sorrow TK CD (recording) 2005

Kiyoharu Kuwayama & Wataru Kasahara & Ludo Mich

Les archives de lunivers amnesique illustre Discombobulate BOB002 12" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2014

Lavender Country

Lavender Country Paradise of Bachelors PoB-13 12" vinyl + CD + digital download (mastering) 2014

Magic Babies

Live at Cat's Cradle 8.17.08 CyTunes digital download (recording, mixing) 2008

Magik Markers

Gucci Rapidshare Download Three Lobed Recordings TLR051 CD (mastering) 2008

Magik Markers

Surrender to the Fantasy Drag City Records DC482 12" vinyl, CD + digital download (mastering) 2013

Maple Stave

EP3 Self-released CD (recording, mixing) 2007

Lasse Marhaug & Bruce Russell

Virginia Plane Spring Press 12" vinyl (mastering) 2012

Mind Over Mirrors

The Voice Calling Immune Recordings 038 cassette + digital distribution (mastering) 2015

The Moodees

Meet The Moodees Self-released 7" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2013

Chieko Mori

Title TK Smeraldina-Rima 0XX 12" vinyl + CD (mastering) 2008

Malcolm Mooney

Malcolm Mooney White Columns WCR006 12" vinyl (mastering) 2012

Nick Mott

The Visitors alt.vinyl av37 12" vinyl (mastering) 2012

Mouthus

Divisionals Ecstatic Peace 34C 12" vinyl (mastering) 2009

Mouthus

Follow This House Important Records IMPREC121 CD (mastering) 2007

Mouthus

For The Great Slave Lakes Three Lobed Recordings TLR029 CD (mastering) 2006

Mouthus

Untitled No Fun Productions 018 12" vinyl (mastering) 2007

Mouthus / Bulbs Emerald Isle

LP Important Records IMPREC255 12" vinyl (mastering) 2009

Mouthus / Yellow Swans

Live on Conan Island No-Fi Records NEU010 12" vinyl (mastering) 2008

Mouthus / Yellow Swans

Conan Island Weird Forest Records 012 12" vinyl (recording) 2008

MV&EE

Country Stash Three Lobed Recordings TLR076 12" vinyl (mastering) 2011

MV&EE

Fuzzweed Three Lobed Recordings TLR097 12" vinyl (mastering) 2013

Myrrh

Myrrh Soft Abuse 055 12" vinyl (mastering) 2012

New Bums

Slim Volume New Bums Industries 7" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2013

Dave Nuss, Rahdunes, Stellar Om Source & Aswara

Natch 0 Natch Sessions, vol. 0 digital download (mastering) 2007

Black Twig Pickers & Steve Gunn

Natch 1 Natch Sessions, vol. 1 digital download (mastering) 2012

Dave Shuford, Margot Bianca & Pigeons

Natch 2 Natch Sessions, vol. 2 digital download (mastering) 2012

Aaron Moore & Carter Thornton

Natch 3 Natch Sessions, vol. 3 digital download (mastering) 2012

Pat Murano & Tom Carter

Natch 4 Natch Sessions, vol. 4 digital download (mastering) 2012

Zachary Cale, Mighty Moon, Ethan Schmid

Natch 5 Natch Sessions, vol. 5 digital download (mastering) 2012

Michael Evans & David Nuss

Natch 6 Natch Sessions, vol. 6 digital download (mastering) 2012

Michael Chapman & The Woodpiles, Steve Gunn, Marc Orleans, Jimy SeiTang & Nathan Bowles

Natch 7 Natch Sessions, vol. 7 digital download (mastering) 2012

Loren Connors & Bill Orcutt

Natch 8 Natch Sessions, vol. 8 digital download (mastering) 2012

Nathaniel Bowles

A Bottle, A Buckeye Soft Abuse 058 12" vinyl + CD + digital download (mastering) 2012

nathan bowles

nansemond Paradise of Bachelors PoB-16 12" vinyl + CD + digital download (mastering) 2014

One Ensemble Orchestra

Other Thunders No-Fi Records NEU013 CD (mastering) 2009

The One Ensemble

Oriole alt.vinyl av36 12" vinyl + CD (mastering) 2012

The Organ Lady

Takes Requests Self-released CD (recording, mixing) 2005

Peals

Seltzer Thrill Jockey TJ389 Cassette + digital download (mastering) 2015

Pigeons

Visions of the Valley Soft Abuse 043 7" vinyl (mastering) 2010

Polvo

Live at Cat's Cradle 8.17.08 CyTunes digital download (recording, mixing) 2008

Pumice

Puny / Phony Soft Abuse 050 12" vinyl + CD + cassette + digital download (mastering) 2012

Rachel's

Systems/Layers Quarterstick Records 075 12" vinyl + CD (field recording) 2003

Lee Ranaldo

Maelstrom From Drift Three Lobed Recordings TLR048 CD (mastering) 2008

Rangda

Formerly Extinct Drag City Records DC529 12" vinyl + CD (mastering) 2012

Raveonettes

Two songs on Live EP Sony/BMG digital download (recording, mixing) 2005

The Red Rippers

Over There... and Over Here Paradise of Bachelors PoB 05 12" vinyl (restoration + remastering) 2013

Rhodri Davies

Wound Response alt.vinyl av038 12" vinyl (mastering) 2012

Rhyton

The Emerald Tablet Three Lobed Recordings TLR092 Divide By Zero DBZ003 12" vinyl + CD + digital download (mastering) 2012

Rodan

Fifteen Quiet Years Quarterstick Records 125 12" vinyl + CD + digital download (partial mastering) 2013

Jack Rose

Black Dirt Three Lobed Recordings TLR066 12" vinyl (mastering) 2009

Sensations' Fix

Music Is Painting In The Air RERVNG02 12" vinyl x 2 + CD x 2 (mastering) 2012

Shipping News / Metroschifter

split EP Initial Records 25 CD (recording) 1998

Sightings

Future Accidents Our Mouth 25 12" vinyl (mastering) 2011

Six Organs of Admittance + Rick Gentry

Poetry Box Set Gladtree Collective 7" vinyl (mastering) 2012

Six Organs of Admittance

Maria Kapel Pavilion Records PVL-010 12" vinyl (mastering) 2011

Six Organs of Admittance

'Empty the Sun' Soundtrack Barnacle Books 12" vinyl + CD paired with the book (mastering) 2009

Six Organs of Admittance

You Can Always See the Sun Three Lobed Recordings TLR004 CD (mastering) 2002

Soft Location

Fools Self Released 12" vinyl (mastering) 2013

Sonic Youth & Mouthus

Not the spaces you know, but between them 4xLP box set # 2 Three Lobed Recordings TLR080 12" vinyl (mastering) 2011

Sonny Smith

100 Records Vol. 3 Polyvinyl Record Co. PRC-248 12" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2012

Sonny Smith

Tomorrow is Alright Soft Abuse SAB039 / Fat Possum FP1225 12" vinyl + CD (mastering) 2009

Sonny Smith

Broom & Dustpan b/w ESP Homeskillet Records HSR-7-001 7" vinyl (mastering) 2009

Sonny Smith

Death Cream Soft Abuse SAB030 7" vinyl (mastering) 2009

Sonny & The Sunsets

Hit After Hit Fat Possum 1240 12" vinyl + CD (mastering) 2011

Steven R Smith / Ulaan Khol

Ending / Returning Immune Recordings 022 12" vinyl x 2 (mastering) 2012

Tiago Sousa

Walden Pond's Monk Immune Recordings 016 12" vinyl (mastering) 2011

D. Charles Speer & The Helix

Distillation Three Lobed Recordings TLR072 12" vinyl (mastering) 2009

Spirit Of The Positive Wind

LP Smeraldina-Rima 12" vinyl (mastering) 2007

Sun City Girls & Steve Gunn

Not the spaces you know, but between them 4xLP box set # 1 Three Lobed Recordings TLR080 12" vinyl (mastering of Gunn side) 2011

Sunglasses

Bad Happy Darkwolf Recordings 002 12" vinyl + CD (mastering) 2007

Superchunk

Live at Cat's Cradle 8.29.08 CyTunes digital download (mixing) 2008

Tall Firs

Out Of It And Into It All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) ATPRLP43 12" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2012

Tall Firs

Crooked Smiles All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) ATPRSP16 7" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2011

Tall Firs

Covers of artists playing Jeff Mangum curated ATP Self-released digital download (mastering) 2012

Tarentel

Fear of Bridges Three Lobed Recordings TLR007 CD (mastering) 2002

The Tills

Howlin' PhuzzRecords PHZ-003 7" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2014

TWIN

EP Label TK 7" (recording, mixing) 2007

Ulaan Markhor

LP Soft Abuse 056 12" vinyl (mastering) 2012

Ulaan Markhor

Spiral Horns Black Onions et al Soft Abuse SAB069 12" vinyl (mastering) 2015

United Waters

Your First Ever River Arbitrary Signs 005 12" vinyl (mastering) 2011

United Waters

Sunburner Bathetic Records 083 12" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2014

Various Artists

Dark Matter Coffee Thrill Jockey Dark Matter 1 Cassette + digital download (mastering) 2015

Various Artists

Eight Trails, One Path Three Lobed Recordings TLR091 12" vinyl (mastering) 2012

Various Artists

Honest Strings: A Tribute To The Life And Work Of Jack Rose Fina Music digital download (mastering) 2010

Various Artists

Live at WVFS Self-released CD (recording, mixing, production) 2007

Ryley Walker

all kinds of you Tompkins Square Records 3175 12" vinyl + CD + digital download (mastering) 2014

Winter Family

Red Sugar alt.vinyl av032 / Sub Rosa sr315 12" vinyl x 2 + CD (mastering) 2011

Winter North Atlantic

Phonautogram alt vinyl av048 12" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2014

wooden wand & the world war IV

LP Three Lobed Recordings TLR093 12" vinyl + digital download (mastering) 2013

Yellow Swans

Descension Three Lobed Recordings TLR038 / Acuarela NOIS063 12" vinyl + CD (mastering) 2007

Yellow Swans / Burning Star Core

Untitled Blossoming Noise PYG07VIN 12" vinyl (mastering) 2007

Zoviet France

Box Set alt.vinyl av40-42 7" + 10" + 12" vinyl (mastering) 2012

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Klem Sound is mastering for the people; a stronger record at a modest price.

Mastering incorporates highfalutin technology and artistic flexibility. As such, it's important to find a facility that incorporates both great equipment and the ability to use that equipment in ways that engender the artist's aesthetic and intentions. Our studio has been specifically tailored to maximize technological efficiency and artistic integrity while remaining affordable and personalized. Look elsewhere for $20,000 converters and inflexible engineers.

I have been fortunate in my life to appear on a good number of records, on a fairly wide selection of fine labels. I have been lucky to work with many excellent mastering engineers whose works are renown around the globe. Patrick Klem is one I have worked with very recently and his work measures up to any and all bar none. He has an incredibly perceptive ear and was able to bring out the elements I was looking for, with a bare minimum of instruction. His shaping of the final product was such that it took on a vibrancy and life that even surpassed my high expectations. — Dave Shuford,
member of D. Charles Speer and the Helix, No Neck Blues Band, Enos Slaughter
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Patrick Klem

klem@klemsound.com

Any time that one of my releases needs mastering, the only name that comes to mind is Patrick Klem. Over the years we have worked together on numerous projects and every single time he has given me even more reason to look to him and him alone. My artists rave not only about Patrick's technical skills and the stellar sounding end product, but also the high degree of communication that he holds with them throughout the entire mastering process. My eyes shall never wander.
— Cory Rayborn,
Three Lobed Recordings
Projects include Sonic Youth & Lee Ranaldo, Six Organs of Admittance, Mouthus, Jack Rose, Yellow Swans, Tarentel, Idyll Swords (ex-Polvo), Basalt Fingers, Howlin' Rain, Magik Markers, D. Charles Speer & The Helix, Steve Gunn
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"Patrick mastered Sonic Youth's contribution to the Three Lobed box set which I had mixed; I thought it sounded superb when he sent it back. It was also really nice to see a waveform that wasn't totally crushed after mastering.

When it came time to master the new Tall Firs record I thought he'd be the person for the job. He's got the skills and is not trying to hide behind any technology. He'll gladly describe in detail everything he's doing to every song. I'm very happy with the results and look forward to working with Patrick in the future."

Aaron Mullan
Sonic Youth Engineer, Tall Firs Guitar
www.tallfirs.org


"Patrick - I completely concur with my learned friend - I have auditioned every stage of the project and I feel it sounds better than ever before. You have managed to open out the sound without sacrificing the grit. I could hear layers of sound where before there was a compacted wedge of noise. Very nice work, and worth every dollar. It is a delight and a revelation to work with you on this."

Bruce Russell
Member of The Dead C., A Handful Of Dust, etc.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Russell_(musician)


"I had the pleasure to work with Patrick Klem on the mastering of my new CD, "Maelstrom from Drift". I didn't have the opportunity to sit with Pat in person for this record, which made the job of mastering all the more critical. Patrick was great at conveying to me what he had done to each track, and how it affected the sound. Our communication couldn't have been smoother, and it made my task of assessing the mastered tracks that much easier. I must say that most importantly he has a great set of ears and each track on the CD came back much improved! I'm looking forward to working together again soon!"

Lee Ranaldo
Member of Sonic Youth, solo projects
www.sonicyouth.com


"Any time that one of my releases needs mastering, the only name that comes to mind is Patrick Klem. Over the years we have worked together on numerous projects and every single time he has given me even more reason to look to him and him alone. My artists rave not only about Patrick's technical skills and the stellar sounding end product, but also the high degree of communication that he holds with them throughout the entire mastering process. My eyes shall never wander."

Cory Rayborn
Owner, Three Lobed Recordings
Projects include Sonic Youth & Lee Ranaldo, Six Organs of Admittance, Mouthus, Jack Rose, Yellow Swans, Tarentel, Idyll Swords (ex-Polvo), Basalt Fingers, Howlin' Rain, Magik Markers, D. Charles Speer & The Helix, Steve Gunn
www.threelobed.com/tlr


"Patrick Klem has worked with us on various projects. Starting with our CD "For The Great Slave Lakes" which got a number of good reviews mentioning the clean, crisp quality of the sound - something Mouthus and company are not known for. He brought out a lot of definition to the record as well as elimination of a lot of the unnecessary low end rumble. During the work on this first project together, Patrick exhibited a keen ear for assessing the music and pinpointing what needed to be worked on to make the record stronger based on the aesthetic of the recording. He asked us questions that obviously made me feel like he listened closely and was trying to understand not only the music but the feel of the recording. Since then, we have used him on almost all the projects following that record. He has a good grasp on our music and style of recording. We have referred others to work with him based on our experience with his work and the versatility he displays."

Brian Sullivan
Member of Mouthus, Basalt Fingers & United Waters
www.ecstaticpeace.com/artist.php?id=7


"I have worked with Patrick Klem for releases from many bands including Six Organs, Rangda, Magik Markers and Basalt Fingers. Each time has gone off without a hitch and the final product turned out seamless and much more listenable than what I presented him with. The Rangda record is very full sounding. Heavier, thicker, yet clearer. He did a great job with the low end especially considering there's no bass guitar. It sounds pretty fantastic."

"My Pops (an audiophile extreme and hears shit I could never hear...) compared the unmastered and mastered versions - it sounds GREAT thru his big ol set up. Immediately my pops was all 'oh yeah! BIG difference! BIG difference!'"

Ben Chasny
Member of Six Organs of Admittance, Rangda, Magik Markers, Basalt Fingers, 200 years...
www.sixorgans.com


"I am noticing a world of difference and it sounds stunning... it is big and bright and powerful." (Upon further reflection...) "OKAY, THE DAMN THING SOUNDS FUCKING GREAT TO ME. REALLY HAPPY WITH HOW IT CAME OUT, SO HAPPY, I'M YELLING."

Richard Bishop
Member of Sun City Girls, Rangda, Messenger Girls Trio and solo performer as "Sir Richard Bishop"
http://www.sirrichardbishop.net/


"I think you knocked this one out of the park."

Chris Corsano
Member of Rangda, solo work, and way too many projects to list here
http://cor-sano.com/


"OMFGawd this stuff is sounding glorious! Thanks Patrick, totally blown away!"

Michael Gibbons
Member of Bardo Pond
http://www.bardopond.com


"It was a pleasure working with you. After relating to you on a personal level, I trusted your ability to really understand our sound. That's a key element for me. Also your ability to use very simple language to describe the intricacies of sound editing was totally appreciated! I'll go wild mushroom hunting with you anytime!"

Marcia Bassett
Member of Zaïmph, Un, Double Leopards, GHQ, Zaika, many collaborations...
Zaïmph


"Damn that Pelt track sounds amazing - I don't know what Patrick did to it, but there is stuff I never heard before - geez - clarity, thickness, detail . It may sound silly, but I am fully in awe of that track. In some ways I am totally speechless about it, or at the least stupefied, left mute, babbling, drooling..."

Mikel Dimmick
Member of Pelt, Spiral Joy Band
www.klang.org/artists/8-pelt


"Patrick made some very subtle yet critical improvements during the mastering of the Idyll Swords' "Purposeful Availment" EP, while maintaining the delicate dynamics - not an easy task when mastering an acoustic record. He was very open about his working methods and he even pointed out some issues in my monitoring setup that subsequently led to some much improved mixes. The result was the Swords' best release, sonically. I'm glad we crossed paths with Patrick and I would definitely work with him again."

Chuck Johnson
Member of Idyll Swords
http://www.cirrusoxide.com/


"The masters sounds really good for these songs. Patrick did a great job with them. The tracks were recorded live in a room all together including vocals so that's where our mixes were coming from - he did a nice job in bringing the instruments out and giving them their voice.
I approve~!!!"

Ethan Miller
Member of Howlin' Rain, Comets on Fire
www.howlinrain.com


"Patrick was great to work with - highly dedicated and very flexible for scheduling. He even brought all of his equipment to a historic house that had good acoustics. His attention to detail both as an engineer and also his ear for a good performance were comparable to the studios I've recorded in (i.e., Engine Studios and Electrical Audio in Chicago, Zero Return in Atlanta, and Chase Park Transduction in Athens). The tracks we recorded to add to some of Dave Barbe's work blended seamlessly. It was an overall pleasure to work with Patrick. His knowledge of both musical history and recording were impressive. If we didn't live so far away I would definitely work with him again."

Patrick McKinney
Member of Langtry and Iron and Wine
www.myspace.com/langtry www.ironandwine.com


"Working with Patrick was a pleasure. He recorded our band on-site--mostly live--in an unfamiliar (to him) environment simply because it was comfortable for us. Despite the cramped, dead-sounding conditions, Patrick's mic'ing ingenuity and deliberate, thoughtful approach to mixing made the finished recordings sound surprisingly lively and vital (and in fact they will be released as our next EP).

Patrick's patience and ability to calmly and quickly deal with the inevitable snags (technical, performance-wise, and otherwise) made the session seem fun, productive, and relaxed--even when problems arose.

Aesthetically, Patrick's ear is perfectly suited for recording any 21st-century post-punk or noisy music (and probably countless other styles of music); he immediately understood our music and what kind of sounds we wanted. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of esoteric bands that I consider important and influential to our band, as well as the canonical punk/indie/"alternative" artists that any thoughtful fan of modern music should have.

Recording our latest record with Patrick is certainly among my most fun and productive recording experiences."

Dave Cantwell
Member of CantwellGomezandJordan, In the Year of the Pig, Razzle, The Whole World Laughing, Analogue, Cold Sides, Actual Persons Living or Dead, Melancholy Babes, The Wusses, The Hackey Sac Crue, Jazz Brunch, Drug Yacht...
www.cantwellgomezandjordan.com


"Working with Patrick was great, and I'd certainly recommend him to other people. He made the most of a tough recording environment -- our acoustically dead practice space -- to produce tracks that were clean and lifelike and totally in line with the sounds we were looking for. Clearly he knows his equipment well, including the borrowed stuff, and he toughed through it to find workable solutions when technical difficulties arose. He was easy to work with, receptive to our input and eager to experiment with things until we got them where we wanted. He has a great ear for detail and tone. And he was extremely patient and thorough during editing and multiple rounds of mixing. We're very happy with the results."

David Jordan
Member of CantwellGomezandJordan, BeatlesS, Polycarp, Wanton Love Boy, Micro East Collective, Glockenspiel, Defenestrator
www.cantwellgomezandjordan.com


"Patrick had great ideas throughout the process, but was never pushy. He was super easy to work with and very patient. The result of his (and our) efforts is the best recording we've ever made. I would 100% recommend Patrick Klem to record anyone's band."

Anne Gomez
Member of CantwellGomezandJordan, Blue-Green Gods, The Special Agents of Her Majesty's Secret Cervix, Hotel Motel, The Gates of Beauty, Jazz Brunch, a show with Jandek as part of his band...
www.cantwellgomezandjordan.com


"We barely knew Patrick when we went over to his place to work on a live mix... but we weren't strangers for very long. He was so much fun to be in the studio with- we were immediately at ease. His patience and diligence really motivated us to get the job done- right! Even his TERRIBLE jokes didn't keep us from having a great time and getting results we were happy with and proud of! I'd work with him anytime!"

Cheetie Kumar
Musician, member of Birds of Avalon, The Cherry Valence
www.birdsofavalon.com


"Patrick was incredibly easy to work with. He was very open to our ideas and could work quickly to make them happen. Patrick created a stress-free atmosphere that helped make our project with him very relaxed. Patrick has both the technical and the communication skills that are necessary to make a recording session a success. I hope that anything we record in the future will be done with Patrick."

Andy Hull
Musician, member of Maple Stave
www.maplestave.com


"A stellar studio manager and sound engineer--that's how I would describe Patrick. If not for his impeccable ear and get-things-done attitude, we (WVFS) may never have completed our top notch recording studio and the resulting musical performances and releases. Our long-time-coming first benefit CD is a reality almost solely because of his energy, persistence, and commitment. PKlem is competent in his craft and trustworthy in work and word--he can be counted on to get the job done and to get it done right!"

Michelle H. Laurents, Ph.D.
Station Director, WVFS Tallahassee 89.7FM
wvfs.fsu.edu


"Patrick Klem has been around the Louisville music scene for most of the time I've been playing music. He's always been incredibly generous - making live recordings, mastering tracks... even loaning me an 8 track recorder. While living outside of the city he's helped me out on a number of album recordings - including Rachel's and Shipping News projects. Patrick shares his huge enthusiasm about music and recognizes the need to support independent artists. And he has an extremely gross sense of humor.

Thank you."

Jason Noble
Member of Rachel's, Shipping News, Rodan, King G and the J Krew, and Slambang Vanilla
www.touchandgorecords.com


"Working with Patrick was great. He really took the time to get the best sounds out of our wacky equipment without losing the wackiness. Hashing out mixes long distance was no problem--he is a com/nav master, managing somehow to wade through our swampy mess of email directions and pull out a glorious pearl. Laid-back, flexible, patient, yet supremely focused. Sharp as a tack. All around, a 100% positive experience. Thanks, Patrick!"

Rachel Carns
Member of TWIN, King Cobra, The Need, Kicking Giant
http://wearetwin.com/


"Patrick was professional the entire time we worked together but not a tight ass, he went 100% above what I expected to come out of the recording which is awesome when you have an extremely low budget to work within."

Ian Deaton
Member of Fag Static
http://www.myspace.com/quakerguns


"Klem made the recording and mastering process surprisingly easy. In the past, I've used relatively expensive studios with amazing amounts of equipment. The results we got from Klem actually surpassed those studios. Working with Klem was as relaxing as hanging out with a friend yet he maintained a professional attitude and put in the hours to make the recording and mastering sound excellent."

Chris Ware
Member of Gold Standard, Fag Static, Thy Mighty Contract
http://www.myspace.com/goldstandardatl


"Recording with Patrick ran far more smoothly than I could have hoped. His documentary approach makes the process of recording almost disappear--you're just playing your songs in a room. His gear is well-chosen, well-maintained, and he knows it well, so for a band with a couple of recording geeks, it was nice to not have to worry too much about that end of things. He balances professionalism and a genuinely twisted sense of humor, and was never satisfied until we were. Great work ethic, great guy. A shame about that horrible deformity."

Evan Rowe
Member of Maple Stave, des_ark
www.maplestave.com


"Like finding the right pair of shoes, the perfect meal, the best year of Old Pappy, I would be A-OK only recording with Patrick from here on out.

Patrick went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable while we were in the studio, lending direction when needed, while never being pushy. I was pleasantly surprised to find he had no agenda other than to make us sound the way we did tracking live. From start to finish he went with all we asked of him, changing things on the fly, never telling us we couldn't do something (unless it meant magically removing something from all but one room mic). For the first time that I can recall, we actually spent more time tracking than we did waiting around to do so.

The only disappointment I have is that I can't complain about how the recording sounds, instead I have to focus on how poorly I play guitar and sing."

Chris Willams
Member of Maple Stave, CEO of Plastic Flame Press
www.maplestave.com www.plasticflame.com


"Patrick Klem did an excellent job of mastering our "Descension" LP for Three Lobed Recordings. I consider it to be our best sounding release we've had thanks to Patrick's efforts."

Peter Swanson
Member of Yellow Swans
www.jyrk.com/yellowswans/news.htm


"Seriously, you've gone above and beyond for us and it's a world of help. Thanks again."

Joseph Mattson
Author, 'Empty the Sun'
www.emptythesun.com


"Patrick added the right amount of pixie dust needed for the recording."

Jack Rose
http://www.myspace.com/jackrosekensington


"I have been fortunate in my life to appear on a good number of records, on a fairly wide selection of fine labels. I have been lucky to work with many excellent mastering engineers whose works are renown around the globe. Patrick Klem is one I have worked with very recently and his work measures up to any and all bar none. He has an incredibly perceptive ear and was able to bring out the elements I was looking for, with a bare minimum of instruction. His shaping of the final product was such that it took on a vibrancy and life that even surpassed my high expectations."

Dave Shuford
Member of D. Charles Speer and the Helix, No Neck Blues Band, Enos Slaughter
http://www.dcharlesspeer.com/


"I am grateful to the friend who recommended that I take my new solo album "Boerum Palace" for Three Lobed Recordings to Patrick for mastering. I really needed help to improve the sound quality on certain tracks, and Patrick made some very helpful suggestions. His technical expertise and keen ear for the music was exactly what I was looking for to help make these recordings sound better. I knew what I wanted to do, but couldn't verbalize it technically. Patrick understood my intentions and his suggestions were clear and helpful, something I can take with me on future recording projects. I will certainly work with Patrick again on future projects and will recommend him to those who are looking for an intuitive, solid mastering job. His final master was better than I could have hoped for; he allowed this record to reach its full potential."

Steve Gunn
Member of GHQ, Gunn-Truscinski Duo, solo projects
http://www.myspace.com/pyramidmerchandise


"I'm really excited to have you working on these... This project is my baby and has been a long time in the making, so I'm very glad to have someone great at the helm. The masters are definitely true to the originals but with a nice sense of expansion and power where its needed."

Mike Vallera
Visual artist and member of Cleared
http://michaelvallera.com/


"Yes, these tracks sound great! Thanks again Patrick for doing such an amazing job on these."

Steven Hess
Member of Cleared, Haptic, On, collaborations with Pan American, Sylvain Chauveau, many more...
http://www.stevenrhess.com/


"I was tripping working with Patrick Klem; it was an amazing experience and the best thing is that I learned a lot for future work. The dialogue and decision-making process between us was very fast, completely honest, without ego, without laziness, and never left me waiting without knowing what will happen next - just pure efficient collaboration. Patrick has an amazing ability to quickly understand what I am searching for, the kind of sound I want, the grain and color I wish to hear, the dynamics I want to keep or increase, all with a sincere respect for the deepest obsessions I have towards my sound. He was able to take my concerns and offer multiple solutions, but was never stuck in an endless experimentation / decision paralysis. Whenever I asked him about his decisions, he could always explain the acoustical/technical and emotional/aesthetic answers to the tiniest detail. Patrick Klem should be a 'must be' for your CD and vinyl. I loved working with him and I hope we will work again in the future.

Xavier Klaine
Member of Winter Family
http://www.winterfamily.info