DOUG KAPLAN CV

Doug Kaplan (b. 1988, IL) CV

last updated 8/22/2017

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.

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])

– Khaki Blazer – Didn’t Have To Cut – (Hausu Mountain – 2017) – [mastering engineer]

– Rick Weaver – The Secular Arm – (Hausu Mountain – 2017) – [mastering engineer]

– Sug – God’s Clit Vol. 2: Time VS. Flesh – (Hausu Mountain – 2017) – [mastering engineer]

– MrDougDoug – Member The Election? Yeah, I Member – (HVRF – 2017) – [composer, performer, album artwork]

– 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:

Chicago Artists Coalition – “Documented Dialogues No. 4: Hausu Mountain & Matt Mehlan” – Matt Mehlan, 7/16/2017: https://www.documenteddialogues.com/no-4-hausu-mountain-matt-mehlan/

Chicago Reader – “Five local labels that had excellent years in 2016” – Kevin Warwick, 12/22/2016: https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/record-labels-trouble-hausu-closed-sessions-pelt-normal/Content?oid=24737748

The Out Door – “The Out Door’s Top 15 of 2016” (#2 – Good Willsmith – Things Our Bodies Used To Have) – Marc Masters, 12/16/2016: http://the-out-door.tumblr.com/post/154558007030/the-out-doors-top-15-of-2016

Chicagoist – “Our Picks For The Year’s 25 Best Albums By Chicago Artists” – Stephen Gossett, 12/15/2016: http://chicagoist.com/2016/12/15/our_favorite_albums_by_chicago_arti.php

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

2017 – Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL – (SAIC MFA Show – MrDougDoug)

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 – The Hideout, Chicago, IL – (Resonance Series – MrDougDoug w/ Forced Into Femininity)

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)