My new album “Illumanado” is now out.

Happy to announce my new EP “Illumanado”  is now out on Electrofone Music. It is now available only  on Itunes. More digital outlets coming soon. No physical will be made. This is album is very ambient & intimate and like my other albums have I feel an interesting story of collaborations. I was lucky to find this un discovered  artist called  Nicodxmvs online & quickly became a huge fan of his work and colaberated on two songs  with him who then turned me on to Cody Mauser who sang on one song “How I Feel”. Long time collaborator Jamie Muhoaberac of course added his magic on the album. While I was Siberia a few summers ago while performing at a festival in The Republic of Buryatia, I did some recording & writing with some amazing musicians there. Hope you all enjoy these songs, I am very proud of this album.


Illumanado cover 4


My new EP coming soon

My new EP is coming along nicely very lush sounding…happy to be collaborating with my boy @nicodxmvs on a few tracks as well as my longtime friend collaborator Jamie Muhoberac. Will preview some new songs at my Sept 5th in LA @ Grand Performances and will post some music soon.

Electrofone new release-Exit Bratislava Near Dark and Beyond Volume 1

Now out on my Electrofone label is-Exit Bratislava  Near Dark and Beyond  Volume 1. Buy it here.

Discover Slovakia ‘s capital city’s dark & emerging  Electronic music scene. The former Czechoslovakia  is leading the way for the next wave of experimental musicians. These hand picked songs from Los Angeles based Electronic artist Carmen Rizzo in partnership with his Electrofone Music & Bratislava based Exitab Records delivers a wide range of artist from Tea Pot, Dead Janitor, Pjoni, Stroon, Aches, Ink Midget, The Uniques & Gwerkova. Exit Bratislava-Near Dark and Beyond Volume 1 gives the listening a mesmerizing journey beneath the medieval city.

The Space Left Behind now out & debuts on KCRW.

My new album “The Space Left Behind” is getting heavy airplay on KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic w/ Jason Bentley & DJ’s Chris Douridas & Anne Litt. Out exclusively on Itunes with a hard back book accompanied with a CD to follow. You can purchase the album from ITunes  here.

Two time Grammy Nominee & eclectic Electronic & World music producer Carmen Rizzo, whose credits  have appeared on albums by Seal, Oakenfold, Coldplay, Dido, Jem, Ryuichi Sakamoto & Niyaz over the last 2 decades,releases his 4th album on Electrofone Music.Conceived & recorded somewhere between Los Angeles,Prague,Sarajevo,Montreal & Tel Aviv, this collection of lush & cinematic instrumentals marks a departure from previous  vocal collaborations(Grant Lee Phillips, Kate Havnevik,Jem,Esthero),& offers a personal reflection on life,death & the passage of time, inspired by the loss of his parents in 2011.


BT-Unbreakable-Carmen Rizzo Remix now available.

The remix I did for BT now appears on a special edition Box Set. From his website:  These Re-Imagined Machines (Complete Limited Edition Signed Box Set) is the expanded super-duper deluxe edition from the forthcoming two CD remix album These Re-Imagined Machines (Nettwerk/Black Hole), holding all the remixes that have been created after the release BT’s GRAMMY®-nominated album for 2011’s “Best Dance/Electronic Album,” These Hopeful Machines (Nettwerk/Black Hole). There are over 60 tracks in total (many of them unreleased), and several high-definition music videos on three CDs and one DVD. You can buy it here.

BT Unbreakable- Carmen Rizzo Remix by carmenrizzo

Mixing In Israel..

I am currently mixing an album in Tel Aviv, Israel for Quango Records owner Bruno Guez. Quango has put out many albums over the years ranging from Zero 7, Kraak & Smaak, Koop to Bittersweet.  Bruno’s solo album has a range of guest vocalist including Sunny Levine.

Valravn- Carmen Rizzo Remix- Sneak listen….

This is a remix I recently did for the amazing band Valravn from Copenhagen, Denmark. There remix album comes out in Feb 2011, but they were kind enough to allow me to share it early. This band really reminds me a lot of Nordic version my Niyaz band. Valravn’s singer sounds a lot like Bjork, she is singing in Faroese, the language of the Faroe Islands,  melody style is inspired by Faroese and Icelandic traditional themes. The title means “Gone without being away”. I was told Faroe Islands have an history of many men that died on the sea, entire villages decimated of their male population, big sorrow and strong confrontation with the nature forces and “God”. So the song is a tribute to the ones gone, but not completely gone. I really love this band and hope you enjoy! Valraven- Carmen Rizzo Remix “Farin Uttan At Verða Yekk” (Gone without being away) by carmenrizzo

New album out 5/11/10 Itunes exclusive

My third album “Looking Through Leaves” will be out May 11, 2010 exclusively on Itunes. The album was written on planes, trains & hotel rooms all over the world ranging from Russia, France, Austria, Canada, & America. The album features the amazing & talented Grant Lee Phillips, Shana Halligan, Kate Havnivik, Rosey, January Thompson & Valente Bertelli. A much darker and minimal album than my past albums. Really hope you enjoy it. You can pre order it from itunes here.

Carmen Rizzo This Life f Kate Havnevik by carmenrizzo
Carmen Rizzo “Bring The Mountain Down” f Grant Lee Phillips by carmenrizzo
Carmen Rizzo “Until You Find Another” f/Shana Halligan by carmenrizzo