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Australian producer Anthony Lycenko has passed away, according to numerous sources. His cause of death is unconfirmed.
Over his more than two-decade long career, Lycenko has helped to create albums for artists including U2, Sinead O’Connor, Elvis Costello, David Bowie, The Pet Shop Boys, Pulp and Suede.
Lycenko had worked in London alongside producers and engineers, including Arif Mardin (Aretha Franklin, The Bee Gees, Norah Jones), Geoff Emerick (The Beatles, Elvis Costello), Chris Hughes (Tears For Fears) and Randy Staub (Metalica, Bon Jovi), among others.
After moving to Byron Bay in ’98, Lycenko took the role of chief engineer and studio manager at Rockinghorse Studios. His past clients include Pete Murray and Busby Marou.
Lycenko has been nominated for an ARIA, a Golden Guitar, a Queensland Music and a Music Oz Award for his production, engineering and mixing work.
QLD band The Short Fall took to Facebook today to pay tribute to Lycenko. “We’ll forever cherish the great times spent in the studio, catching up over a beer at gigs, and our conversations about cricket. You’ll be missed mate,” the band wrote.