Mixing & Other

Other Credits

November 25, 2007 - 11:52pm

Staff Producer at Capitol Records 1989-1992
Guitar player / Songwriter for B l u e P e t e r from 1978-1985

Partial list of other bands worked with:
The Tragically Hip [arrangements & demos prior to "Up To Here"]
Big Wreck [demos and arrangements prior to "In Loving Memory of....]
The Pursuit of Happiness [single/video "Killed By Love" 1988, demos prior to "Love Junk"]
David Gogo [demos/writing]

It's taken 47 years, but Ensign Broderick's debut album is here

March 9, 2018 - 1:29am


Jason Sniderman started dreaming of rock stardom when he was eight and invented his musical alter ego, Ensign Broderick, when he was 12. Now, 47 years later, he’s finally ready to release his debut record.

Feast Of Panthers (out March 9 on Six Shooter) combines recently written material with songs Sniderman wrote over four decades ago but which haven’t seen the light of day until now.

Seated in a booth at a Vietnamese restaurant on Dundas West, Sniderman explains the origin story of his new wave persona. 

“It’s conceived and cultivated with a certain amount of innocence,” he says

Even the name bears the imprint of youth: “It just was a cooler-sounding name [than my own],” he smiles. “Ensign” rhymed with “Jensen,” the manufacturer of his favourite car.

There are a few contributing factors for the decades-long chasm between writing and releasing the music. One, he says, was that, when he played it for his friends in the 70s, reception was lukewarm at best. “Some of this music was just too weird for people back then.” 

The muted response was discouraging. “Dealing with indifference or negative responses for a long time, you build up some scar tissue,” he says. “That scar tissue isn’t easily worn away.”

Art Bergmann: Songs For the Underclass

August 27, 2014 - 2:59pm

Drones of Democracy is a pointed attack on the irony of bombing for peace. Musically, it's a slow, driving beat with howling guitars, leading to a crescendo of wailing instruments. Art and producer Chris Wardman have created a soundscape perfectly suited to the lyrics. It is arranged so that the final build leaves you feeling like you are standing in the aftermath of a bombing. There is no explosion of sound - There's a slight muffling as if you just lost your hearing because of a bomb. The bass continues its ominous flight. Gently wailing guitar echoes grief. The synth and other instruments fill out the scene. This is a masterpiece of sound mixing which puts you at ground zero.

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Good protest songs - the ones that endure - never preach to the choir. They don't rally the converted. They never tell you what to do, just that something should be done. Good protest songs force you to think, to consider.

Art Bergmann reveals his mastery of the genre with the 4 song EP Songs for the Underclass. He shows you the screwed-up world and you have to decide how to deal with it.

Exclaim.ca: Art Bergmann 'Songs for the Underclass' (EP stream)

August 16, 2014 - 6:30pm

I've mixed two songs for Art's upcoming EP "Songs For The Underclass"; "Drones of Democracy" and "Ballad of the Crooked Man"

By Alex Hudson

If you feared he would never return, it's official: Art Bergmann is back. The punk vet hasn't released new material since the '90s, but having spent his time in rural Alberta, he's now returning with an EP. Before Songs for the Underclass drops digitally on August 26 through (weewerk), it's available to stream on Exclaim.ca.

The collection includes four tracks. Opening number "Drones of Democracy" is a jammed-out, Crazy Horse-style rustic rocker. "Ballad of a Crooked" man is similarly sprawling and noisy. On the other hand, "Company Store" is a cowpunk number with a stripped-down middle section, and "Your Cold Appraising In" is a slow-burning closer with acoustic strums, piano plinks and rich harmonies.

This won't be the last time we hear from Bergmann. Not only has he expanded his upcoming tour schedule (see below), he is currently working on a full-length.

Ruthless Ones

September 23, 2013 - 11:59pm

Digital Album
Immediate download of 2-track album in your choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
Free Download
1. We Couldnt Care, No 02:31
2. Devastating Jams 02:26

released 26 July 2013
Mixed by Chris Wardman
Produced by Chris/Ruthless Ones


Jacksoul :: Sleepless

April 17, 2008 - 11:31pm
jacksoul - sleepless

:: site ::
Nov 21, 2001 :: Toronto --
The 12th annual SOCAN Awards, presented last night at Toronto's Art
Gallery of Ontario, recognizes artists who achieve the most airplay
on domestic radio.
JackSoul's Can't Stop was the most-played pop song on Canadian radio
in 2000, according to SOCAN, the Canadian copyright and licensing