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Bloc Party Choose Producer For New Album

Wednesday, 12 April 2006 Written by Stereoboard.com
ImageBloc Party have chosen a producer for their upcoming second album.

Tentatively titled 'Urbanite Relaxation', the follow up to the critically acclaimed 'Silent Alarm', will be produced by former Compulsion guitarist now successful producer Jacknife Lee.

Speaking on the bands official community bassist Gordon Moakes said: "After a pretty successful week recording, considering and mixing a new track with Jacknife Lee, we've taken the decision in the last few days that he's the man for the very important job of producing our next record."

He went on to say, "Some of you may remember back to his days as flame-haired guitarist in Compulsion (I certainly do, in fact I can claim to be something of an authority on that band), others may know him better for his work with Snow Patrol. Either way Bloc Party has certainly clicked with him and most importantly feel he shares our sense of the kind of record we're all capable of making."

"You know the clichés about second albums; for us it has never been a consideration to somehow re-capture the 'magic' of Silent Alarm. We want to make a more accomplished, better and different-sounding record. And we've been looking to work with someone who can dig that record out of us, although as much as anything it's about finding someone who you'd want to spend six weeks in an enclosed space with. We'll all be heading for that enclosed space when we're back from Coachella, so for now we're going to enjoy some fresh air."

Jacknife Lee, aka Garret Lee, was born in Dublin and started making music when he was 14. After four years playing punk rock guitar with Compulsion, Lee began remixing, bootlegging and producing. He has a very impressive CV, having worked with artists such as Run DMC, Eminem, Longview, Badly Drawn Boy, Basement Jaxx, Kasabian, U2, Blur, Missy Elliot, Björk and The Raveonettes. Lee was also the producer of the album that brought Snow Patrol into the limelight, 'Final Straw'.

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