Rider and Producer Daniel Lanois back in the studio

TORONTO — Nestled in an industrial corridor of Toronto’s west side, a low-slung old building with chipped off-white bricks and a bright red door conceals Daniel Lanois’s new cathedral of sound.

The building used to be a Buddhist temple. Lanois bought it years and ago and renovated it, and he’s here now preparing for his ambitious Nuit Blanche installation.

He’s also only a few days away from the release of Neil Young’s “Le Noise,” which Lanois produced, and a little over a month from the debut release from Lanois’s Black Dub outfit.

It seems like a lot for someone still recovering from a near-fatal motorcycle accident, but Lanois says he wouldn’t have it any other way.


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