Ryan Schwabe

2011

Icebird - Abandon Lullaby

Mastering, 2011Ryan SchwabeComment
The “Move on Up” vibe of “Just Love Me” and the minor-key, piano-driven skulk of “Please, Don’t” are retro-funk 101, but their straightforwardness is driven by a marked flair for percussive arrangements that hit with more oomph than anything on his last two solo records.
— Pitchfork: 7.2

Algernon Cadwallader - Parrot Flies

Mastering, 2011Ryan SchwabeComment

“Interesting indeed...” is what came to mind while quietly jamming the new LP from twinkly emo revivalists, Algernon Cadwallader. Their self-released new album is called Parrot Flies, and I just love the South Park-style paper cutout of the parrot on the front. Something is really stirring in Philadelphia because so much great music is coming from there these days. Music in the veins of Midwest ‘90s emo.
— Punknews.com

North Highlands - Wild One

Mastering, 2011Ryan SchwabeComment

That sense of mystery is North Highlands’ biggest asset, especially as they can always anchor it in a sound that’s flexible enough to allow them to experiment and work up characteristics that are identifiably their own.
— Pitchfork

Kite Party ‎– Baseball Season

Mastering, 2011Ryan SchwabeComment

Kite Party have created an original, completely enjoyable record that stays true to the album format in Baseball Season. It is jangly and fun, it is thoughtful and foreboding, it builds tension and delivers on it every single time.
— PunkNews.com

1994! / Snowing / Boys and Sex / Algernon Cadwallader

Mastering, 2011Ryan SchwabeComment

Little Black Rainclouds - High/Low Victorians

Mastering, 2011Ryan SchwabeComment

Hoots & Hellmouth - Face First in The Dirt

Mastering, 2011Ryan SchwabeComment

Face First in the Dirt, a four-song EP, serves as an appetizer to the full-course meal that is the folk/bluegrass
— Relix.com

Monument - Sweatpants Fever!

Mastering, 2011Ryan SchwabeComment

Never losing sight of the warm optimism anchored in early emo, Monument delicately sway from sweetly melodic to subtly dissonant without missing a step.
— PureGrainAudio.com

The Powder Kegs - The Amanicans

Mastering, 2011Ryan SchwabeComment

  • Recorded By Jonathan Low
  • Mixed By Jonathan Low
  • Mastered By Ryan Schwabe
  • Artist: The Powder Kegs
  • Album Title: Amanicans
  • Released: 2011
  • Recording Format: 24 bit, 44.1
  • Record Label: Unbridled Songs
What their new album reveals is that they are really good musicians and instrumentalists, capable of successfully switching gears from one genre to an entirely new one with grace and musical intelligence.
— Huffingtonpost.com