Originally from Austin, Texas, Count [Mikael Eldridge] has been involved in just about every aspect of the music business. Working through the 90's in San Francisco at various record labels [Polygram, Verve, PopMafia, and Ubiquity], Count acquired a vast knowledge of the music business while continuing work as an engineer, mixer, and producer at the SF's noteworthy recording studio, Toast. In 1999, Count finally left working for record labels in favor of full time production work and to continue to work with his band, Halou. Count has since worked as engineer, mixer, remixer, and producer with a number of noteworthy artists including DJ Shadow, Frank Sinatra, Radiohead, John Cale [Velvet Underground], No Doubt, New Order, RUN DMC, Blackalicious, Lyrics Born, Galactic, and many more [see credits below]. Most recently, Count has been completing new records with Galactic, DJ Shadow, Lyrics Born and doing remixes for Frank Sinatra, Low, and the Bee Gees.
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After 13 years, Count left the band Halou after releasing their final album simply called "Halou". His new band, Inu, features guitarist Tim Hingston and cellist Zoe Keating [Rasuptina, Imogen Heap, Dresden Dolls]. Inu is releasing their debut EP in Winter 2009. The full length album will be released in March 2010. Check out Inu at www.inumusic.com