Doug Kaplan CV

Doug Kaplan (b. 1988, IL) CV

last updated 12/14/2016

Education

2011 - Northwestern University - Evanston, IL. Bachelor of Science in Radio, Television and Film. Minor in Music Technology, GPA: 3.6

2017 - School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, IL. Master of Fine Arts in Studio - Sound. [ongoing]

Musical Projects

Good Willsmith : 2012 - present
The Big Ship: 2012 - present
The Earth is a Man: 2008-2012
MrDougDoug : 2011-present

Music Industry Experience

Hausu Mountain - co-founder:  2012- present
Thrill Jockey Records - Special Project Manager: 2011 - 2015
WNUR 89.3 FM - General Manager, Fundraising Director, Rock Show Producer, DJ: 2007-2012

Full Discography (Artist - Album - (Label - Year) - [role])

-MrDougDoug - These Magical Numbers - (Self-Released - 2016) - [composer, performer, album artwork]

- MrDougDoug - SOS Forks AI REM - (Hausu Mountain - 2016) - [composer, mixing, arranging]

- Mukqs - Walkthrough - (Hausu Mountain - 2016) - [mixing, mastering]

- Good Willsmith - Things Our Bodies Used to Have - (Umor Rex - 2016) - [co-composer, performer, recorded & mixed]

- BANG! BROS. - Food For Thoth (Hausu Mountain - 2016) - [mastering engineer]

- Davey Harms - Cables - (Hausu Mountain - 2016) - [mastering engineer]

- The Big Ship - Searchlight Casting - (Fire Talk Records - 2016) - [co-composer, performer, recorded & mixed]

- MrDougDoug - PSSV.7 Weekdays Sampler - (Patient Sounds - 2015) - [composer, performer, recorded & mixed “Have Yourself…”]

- Good Willsmith - Snake Person Generation (Hausu Mountain - 2015) - [co-composer, performer, recorded & mixed]

- Eartheater - Metalepsis - (Hausu Mountain - 2015) - [mixing, guest performer on "Orbit"]

- Good Willsmith - Aquarium Guru Shares The Secret Tactic - (Baked Tapes - 2014) - [co-composer, performer, recorded & mixed]

- Good Willsmith - The Honeymoon Workbook - (Umor Rex - 2014) - [co-composer, performer, recorded & mixed]

- Good Willsmith - 14 Years of Desperate Research - (Umor Rex - 2014) - [co-composer, performer, recorded & mixed]

- Quidditas / Fluxbikes - Mugen: Vol. 6 - (Hausu Mountain - 2014) - [mixing and mastering]

- The Earth is a Man - Pargon - (Hausu Mountain - 2014) - [co-composer, performer]

- Sugarm - Pure Racket - (Hausu Mountain - 2014) - [mastering engineer]

- MrDougDoug - Country Songs for Autoharp - (Screaming Claws - 2013) - [composer, performer, recorded & mixed]

- Sugarm / Ron Tubman - Mugen: Volume 2 - (Hausu Mountain - 2013) - [mixing, mastering engineer]

- MrDougDoug / Mukqs - Mugen: Volume 1 - (Hausu Mountain - 2013) - [composer, performer, recorded & mixed]

- Derek Rogers / Good Willsmith - Split - (Hausu Mountain - 2013) - [co-composer, performer, recorded & mixed]

- The Big Ship - A Circle is Forever - (Hausu Mountain - 2013) - [co-composer, performer, recorded & mixed]

- Tim Heidecker - Titanic and Other Songs - (Orion Read - 2012) - [recorded, arranged and performed on “All The Tired Horses”]

- Good Willsmith - Is The Food Your Family Eats Slowly - (Hausu Mountain - 2012) - [co-composer, performer, recorded & mixed]

- Good Willsmith - Foods Is What We Believe In - (Hausu Mountain - 2012) - [co-composer, performer]

- The Big Ship - Split - (Hausu Mountain - 2012) - [composer, performer, recorded & mixed]

- See Land - See Land - (Self-Released - 2011) - [composer, performer, recorded & mixed]

- The Earth is a Man - The Earth is a Man - (Self-Released - 2011) - [co-composer, performer]

Selected Publications:

FACT Magazine - "50 Best Albums of 2016" (#48 - Good Willsmith - Things Our Bodies Used To Have) - Chal Ravens, 12/13/2016: http://www.factmag.com/2016/12/13/best-albums-of-2016/

Vice/Thump - "The 25 Best Experimental Albums of 2016" (#4 - Good Willsmith - Things Our Bodies Used To Have) - Chal Ravens, 12/13/2016: https://thump.vice.com/en_us/article/best-experimental-albums-2016-free-radicals

Tabs Out Cassette Podcast - "The Top 200 Tapes of 2016" (#29 - MrDougDoug - SOS Forks AI REM) - Tabs Out Staff, 12/12/2016: http://www.tabsout.com/?p=14013

Tiny Mix Tapes - "2016: Favorite Cover Art" (#5 - MrDougDoug - These Magical Numbers) - Dylan Scott Reid, 12/9/2016: http://www.tinymixtapes.com/features/2016-favorite-cover-art

Red Bull Music Academy Radio - "Chicago’s Hausu Mountain on Their Love of Cassette Tapes" - Jacob Arnold, originally aired on 12/9/2016: http://daily.redbullmusicacademy.com/2016/12/hausu-mountain-interview

Vice/Thump - "The 33 Best Albums of 2016" (#22 - Good Willsmith - Things Our Bodies Used To Have) - Emilie Friedlander, 12/8/2016: https://thump.vice.com/en_ca/article/best-dance-albums-thump-2016

Tiny Mix Tapes - "2016: Favorite Labels" - Dylan Pasture, 12/6/2016: http://www.tinymixtapes.com/features/2016-favorite-labels?page=show

Fact Magazine - "The month in Bandcamp: Hausu Mountain’s trilogy is the Chicago label’s finest hour" - Miles Bowe, 11/11/2016: http://www.factmag.com/2016/11/11/the-month-in-bandcamp-hausu-mountain-halloween/

Vice/Thump - "The Chaotic Patriotism of MrDougDoug's Election Day Album Will Make You Want to Vote" - Colin Joyce, 11/8/2016: https://thump.vice.com/en_us/track/mrdougdoug-good-willsmith-these-magical-numbers

Tiny Mix Tapes - "MrDougDoug - These Magical Numbers" - Clifford Morrisey, 11/8/2016: http://www.tinymixtapes.com/chocolate-grinder/listen-mrdougdoug-these-magical-numbers

The Wire - MrDougDoug SOS Forks AI REM review - Tristan Bath, November 2016. Print only.

Vice/Thump - "Good Willsmith Members' New Solo Tapes Are a Testament to the Joyous Complexity of Friendship" - Colin Joyce, 10/13/2016: https://thump.vice.com/en_us/article/good-willsmith-hausu-mountain-mukqs-talsounds-mr-dougdoug

Chicago Reader - "Chicago label Hausu Mountain turns hermetic-sounding eccentrics into a community" - Noah Berlatsky, 10/12/2016: http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2016/10/12/chicago-label-hausu-mountain-turns-hermetic-sounding-eccentrics-into-a-community

The Out Door - "200 Words: MrDougDoug" - Marc Masters, 10/10/2016: http://the-out-door.tumblr.com/post/151611551125/200-words-mrdougdoug

Fact Magazine - "Good Willsmith members prep trio of colorfully trippy solo albums on Hausu Mountain" - Miles Bowe, 9/22/2016: http://www.factmag.com/2016/09/22/hausu-mountain-preps-trio-of-solo-albums-from-good-willsmith/

Pitchfork - "The Art of Cassettes: 5 Tape Labels That Get Graphics Right" - Marc Masters, 9/21/2016 : http://pitchfork.com/thepitch/1298-the-art-of-cassettes-5-tape-labels-that-get-graphics-right/

Mic - “There Are No Words for Chicago's Post-­Rock, Post-­Band Scene” - David Merline, 8/1/2016: https://mic.com/articles/150049/there-are-no-words-for-chicago-s-post-rock-post-band-scene#.n5RlcFYyL

Resident Advisor - “Grouper in Chicago” - Brian Kolada, 6/27/2016: https://www.residentadvisor.net/reviews/19393

Splice Today - “Music Labels of the Future” - Noah Berlatsky, 5/9/2016: http://www.splicetoday.com/music/music-labels-of-the-future

The Wire - “Hausu Mountain” - Tristan Bath, April, 2016. (print only)

Vice / Thump - “Free Radicals” - Colin Joyce, 3/9/2016: https://thump.vice.com/en_us/article/matmos-wanda-group-good-willsmith-experimental-music-free-radicals-review?utm_source=thumptwitterus

Bandcamp - “Hausu Mountain’s Larval Vibe” - J. Edward Keyes, 3/2/2016: http://blog.bandcamp.com/2016/03/02/hausu-mountains-larval-vibe/

The Wire - Things Our Bodies Used to Have review - Tristan Bath, March, 2016. (print only)

KEXP - “Agitated Atmosphere” - Justin Spicer, 2/26/2016: http://blog.kexp.org/2016/02/26/agitated-atmosphere-good-willsmith-ryan-garbes-aron-ottignon-rodi-kirk-maxwell-august-croy-lacing/

IMPOSE - “Debut: The Big Ship - Maybe I Don’t Know” - JP Basileo, 2/26/2016: http://www.imposemagazine.com/tv/the-big-ship-maybe-i-dont-know

Tidal (streaming service) - “Tidal Rising: This Week’s Top 5 Artists To Watch” - Trey Zenker, 2/24/2016: http://read.tidal.com/article/tidal-rising-this-weeks-5-artists-to-watch-feb-24

Tiny Mix Tapes - Things Our Bodies Used to Have review (EUREKA!), 2/22/2016: http://www.tinymixtapes.com/music-review/good-willsmith-things-our-bodies-used-have

Fact Magazine - “Escape to Hausu Mountain: Good Willsmith on psychedelia, confusion and McDonalds” - Tom Howells, 2/15/2016: http://www.factmag.com/2016/02/25/good-willsmith-hausu-mountain-interview/

Vice / Thump - “Good Willsmith Make Abstract, Improvised Alchemy on 'Things Our Bodies Used to Have’” - Colin Joyce, 2/12/2016: https://thump.vice.com/en_us/article/good-willsmith-things-our-bodies-used-to-have-stream-interview

Playboy - “Cassettes: The Choice of Experimental Music Labels and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Fans” - Noah Berlatsky, 2/8/2016: http://www.playboy.com/articles/cassettes-experimental-music-labels-and-guardians-of-the-galaxy-fans

NPR All Songs Considered - “Viking's Choice: Good Willsmith, 'What Goes In The Ocean Goes In You’” - Lars Gotrich, 2/4/2016: http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2016/02/04/465545027/vikings-choice-good-willsmith-what-goes-in-the-ocean-goes-in-you

Fact Magazine - “The 10 Best Record Labels of 2015” - John Twells, 12/1/15: http://www.factmag.com/2015/12/01/best-record-labels-of-2015/10/

HHV Mag - “New Record Labels” - Kristoffer Cornils, 10/5/2015: http://www.hhv-mag.com/de/new/7941/new-record-labels-booma-disko404-gang-of-ducks-und-hausu-mountain

The Wire - “Voice of the Valley 7” - Dwight Pavlovic, September, 2015. (print only)

Fact Magazine - “July’s Best Bandcamp Releases” - Miles Bowe, 8/6/15: http://www.factmag.com/2015/08/06/name-your-price-julys-best-bandcamp-releases/5/

Chicagoist - “Best of 2014: Some Of Our Favorite Local Music Moments And Releases” - Jon Graef, 12/31/14: http://chicagoist.com/2014/12/31/best_of_2014_some_of_our_favorite_l.php

Ad Hoc - “Our Favorite Albums of 2014” - Matthew Sullivan, 12/8/14: http://adhoc.fm/post/our-favorite-albums-2014/

Lumpen Times - Interview with Hausu Mountain - Dan Sloan, November, 2014: http://www.lumpen.com/%3A/LUMPEN_123_WEB.pdf

Tiny Mix Tapes - Laser Focus Interview - Mike Haley & Dave Doyen, 6/9/2014: http://www.tinymixtapes.com/chocolate-grinder/podcast-tabs-out-laser-focus-6-hausu-mountain

Decoder Magazine - “Side By Side: Hausu Mountain’s Mugen Series, Vol. 5-8” - Bobby Power, 5/22/14: http://www.secretdecoder.net/features/2014/05/22/side-by-side-hausu-mountains-mugen-series-vol-5-8/

IMPOSE - “Labeled: Hausu Mountain” - Doug Kaplan & Max Allison, 4/30/14: http://www.imposemagazine.com/features/hausu-mountain

Pitchfork - The Honeymoon Workbook review - Marc Masters, 4/29/14: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/19306-good-willsmith-the-honeymoon-workbook/

Tiny Mix Tapes - The Honeymoon Workbook premiere - Top Heavy, 3/25/14: http://www.tinymixtapes.com/chocolate-grinder/premiere-good-willsmith-the-honeymoon-workbook

Tiny Mix Tapes - “Good Willsmith: Interview” - Justin Spicer, February, 2013: http://www.tinymixtapes.com/features/good-willsmith

The Wire - Review of Mugen: Vol. 1 - Byron Coley, January, 2013: (print only)

Selected Performances and Exhibitions

2016 - Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago, IL - (Beyond the Gate - Good Willsmith w/ Grouper, Breadwoman, Simulation)

2016 - The Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL - (Good Willsmith w/ Tim Hecker, Bruce Lamont)

2016 - Mission Creek Festival, Iowa City, IA - (Good Willsmith w/ Dawn of Midi, Tyondai Braxton, Ryley Walker, Son Lux)

2016 - Elastic Arts, Chicago, IL - (Good Willsmith - Things Our Bodies Used to Have release show with ADT, Potions)

2016 - Palisades, Brooklyn, NY - (The Big Ship w/ Oneida, Dan Friel)

2015 - Voices of the Valley Festival, Millstone, WV - (Good Willsmith w/ Mark McGuire, Forma, Long Distance Poison, Crank Sturgeon, Ben Bennett)

2015 - Trans-Pecos, Ridgewood, NY - (Good Willsmith w/ People of the North, Eartheater, Kill Alters)

2015 - Emporium, Chicago, IL - (Good Willsmith w/ Form A Log, Moth Cock, Quicksails)

2015 - The Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL - (Good Willsmith w/ Sam Prekop, Cleared)

2014 - The Hideout, Chicago, IL - (Good Willsmith w/ Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa)

2014 - Goldrush Festival, Denver, CO - (Good Willsmith w/ Wolf Eyes, Eric Copeland, Mount Eerie, CLIPPING., Guerilla Toss)

2014 - Voices of the Valley Festival, Millstone, WV - (Good Willsmith w/ Mark McGuire, Andy Ortmann, Brett Naucke, Lexie Mountain, Telecult Powers, Headboggle, Carlos Giffoni)

2014 - Trans-Pecos, Ridgewood, NY - (Good Willsmith w/ Guardian Alien, Grasshopper, Sugarm, Pat Murano)

2014 - Machines With Magnets, Pawtucket, RI - (Good Willsmith w/ Work/Death, Godwilling)

2014 - Hausu Mountain Fest, Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL (Good Willsmith w/ Sam Prekop, Bitchin Bajas, Mind Over Mirrors, Moth Cock, Quicksails, Sugarm)

2013 - Union Pool, Brooklyn, NY - (Good Willsmith w/ Mountains, Date Palms, Plankton Wat)

2013 - Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA - (Good Willsmith w/ Date Palms, Ron Tubman)

2013 - Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL - (Good Willsmith w/ Negativland, Illusion of Safety)

2013 - Pehrspace, Los Angeles, CA - (Prism Pipe Series - Good Willsmith w/ Derek Rogers, Black Hat)

2013 - Valentine’s, Portland, OR - (Good Willsmith w/ Pulse Emitter, Guenter Schleinz, Black Hat)

2012 - The Silent Barn, Brooklyn, NY - (Grand Re-Opening w/ Good Willsmith, GDFX, Sugarm)

2012 - High Concept Laboratories, Chicago, IL - (Good Willsmith residency performance)

2012 - Little Axe Records, Portland, OR (Good Willsmith w/ MSHR - Brenna Murphy / Birch Cooper)

2012 - Block Cinema, Evanston, IL - (WNUR Sonic Celluloid - Good Willsmith w/ Cleared, WUME)

2012 - BUILT Festival, Chicago, IL - (solo photography exhibition)

2012 - Subterranean, Chicago, IL - (Pitchfork Festival Aftershow - The Earth is a Man w/ Delicate Steve)