About Echoluxe

In The Studio

Ritual Device/Steve Albini

SBWHC/Electrical Audio

No Blood Orphan/Antrecords


About Michael

Michael M. Saklar Professional Services

University of Nebraska at Omaha

      1989-1993 Music Performance, Guitar (Hadley Heavin, classical guitar)

Metropolitan Community College

      1993 Audio 1, Audio 2

Music Instruction

      1991-1999 Guitar Instructor, Paragon Music

      1999-2014 Guitar Instructor, D-Rocks Music

      2005-2014 Lesson Coordinator, D-Rock's School of Music

      2014-Present Echoluxe Studio

      *former students include/not limited to:  8 current guitar instructors, 3 guitar music degrees,

      notable bands:  Beep Beep, Break Maiden, Capgun Coup, Clever, Desiato, Fizz, Healer, 

      The Impulsive, Mayday, Pro-Magnum, Satchel Grande, Think Tank, Clayface, many others

Tech and Restoration

      1991-1999  Paragon Music

      1997-2000     Fender Authorized Repair Technician (SSB***)

      2000-2014  D-Rocks Music

      2014-Present Echoluxe Music

      *clients include/not limited to:  ARC, Azure Ray, Big Harp, Bright Eyes, Bullet Proof Hearts,

      Clarence Tilton, Countrywide, Cursive, Desaparacidos, Digital Leather, Goodlife, Simon Joyner,

      Little Brazil, Lot Walks, Billy McGuigan, Millions of Boys, Neva Dinova, 

      Noah's Arc Was A Spaceship, Paria, Secret Weapon, Timecat, 24 Hour Cardlock, The Willards,    

      UUVVWWYYZ, many others

Touring as a Technician

      2004  Curiosa Tour with Cursive, The Cure

      2006  Lollapalooza with Cursive

Antech Custom Hand Made Pedals


      1996-2012  An array of artists use these unique and rare pedals





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Chronology of Bands

The Sun-Less Tri

      1985-1987 AGS

      1987-1987  Der Ganslich Kult

      1988-1989  Apocalypse

      1989-1995  Ritual Device

      1989-1996  Fromunda

      1996-2001  Ravine

      2003-2009  No Blood Orphan

      2003-2011  Mal Madrigal

      2005-2007  The Virgasound/Philharmonic

      2009-2012  Comme Reel

      2012-present Stephen Bartolomei with his Comrades

      2013-present  Michael Saklar Trio

      2014-present  The Sun-Less Trio

      2019-present Stephen Sheehan (of Digital Sex)

Touring Experience

      1989-present  All lower 48 States (less MT, ND, WY).  Highlights:  CBGB's, SXSW & Lollapalooza


No Blood Orphan


 Stephen Bartolomei with his Comrades

Mal Madrigal San Francisco


Killing Diva

Ritual Device Live at the Capital

 Ritual Device Lollapalooza (T. Macmahan)

Ritual Device Reunion 2014 (T. Macmahan)

Recording Credits




























2022 The Sun-Less Trio Cemetery Road

7"/CD/Cassette album Engineer/Mastering/Performer

2022 Little Brazil Just Leave Performer

2018 The Sun-Less Trio The Willow Tree

7"/CD/Cassette album Engineer/Mastering/Performer
2017 The Sun-Less Trio Rivers Rebirth Different Maps 7"/CD/Cassette album Engineer/Mastering/Performer

2017 The Sun-Less Trio Spirit Jar CD/Cassette album Engineer/Mastering/Performer

2016  The Sun-Less Trio Spirit Jar/Spirit Glass 7" Single Engineer/Mastering/Performer  ANT

2016 Sean Pratt & the Sweats Sing for Pretty Flowers Mastering Engineer

2016 The Lupines  Mastering Engineer

2015  The Sun-Less Trio  S/T  album Engineer/Mastering  ANT

 2015  The Sun-Less Trio  7:35 7" Single  Engineer/Mastering/Performer  ANT

 2013  Stephen Bartolomei with His Comrades  Performer  Electrical Audio

 2013  New Lungs  You're Not Gonna Recognize Me  Mastering

 2013  No Blood Orphan  Lost Tricks  Engineer/Mastering/Performer   ANT078

 2013  No Blood Orphan  Top Shelf  Engineer/Mastering/Performer  ANT077

 2013  No Blood Orphan  Close to Closing/Tricks 7" Single  Engineer/Mastering  ANT076

 2011  Comme Reel  Romanie  Engineer/Mastering/Performer   ANT075

 2009 Comme Reel  S/T  Engineer/Mastering/Performer   ANT072

 2009 Shawn Cox  Classical Guitar  Engineer  Mobile

 2008  Mal Madrigal  From the Limbs of Trees  Performer

 2008  No Cock Orphuck  The Beast Chronicles  Engineer/Mastering  ANT071

 2008  No Blood Orphan  Let It Boot-Live  Engineer/Mastering  ANT070

 2008  No Blood Orphan  Your First is Your Last  Engineer/Mastering/Performer   ANT069

 2007  Mal Madrigal  Life Among the Animals  Performer

 2007  Mal Madrigal  The Road is Glue  Performer

 2007  Perry H. Matthews  7 inch EP  Mastering  ANT

 2007  Bullets for Baby Album  Mastering ANT

 2007  Lifeafter Laserdisque  Post War Housing  Engineer/Mastering ANT

 2007  No Blood Orphan  Robertson Park  Engineer/Mastering  TempClone101012 ANT

 2006  Stalemate Album  Mastering ANT

 2006  Members of the Press  Modern Day Rome Mastering  SumWatt ANT

 2006  Landing On The Moon  LOTM  Mastering  Beehive ANT

 2006  No Blood Orphan  Your Ship Sailed 7 Seas  Engineer/Mastering  Ant068 ANT

 2006  Lifeafter Laserdisque  Laser of Justice Engineer/Mastering  CDSB002 ANT

 2006  The Virgasound  Session #2  Engineer

 2005  The Philharmonic  Session #1  Engineer

 2005  No Blood Orphan  Joyful Melancholy  Engineer/Mastering  Ant067 ANT

 2005  No Blood Orphan  Lottery!  Engineer/Mastering  Ant066 ANT

 2005  Fromanhole  S/T Engineer/Mastering  NP02 ANT

 2004  No Blood Orphan  S/T Engineer/Mastering  Ant064 ANT

 2003  Ravine/Buzzo  Autodafe  Engineer/Mastering  Skin011/ANT062

 2003  John Klemmensen  End All/Be All  Mastering  BH  ANT

 2003  Aria Remorse  Anthology Re-Mastering  Ant061 ANT

 2002  Fromanhole  Out of the Flats  Mastering  NP02 ANT

 2002  Ravine  Via Della Strada  Engineer/Mastering  Ant060 ANT

 2002  Ravine in the Flat Field  Bauhaus Tribute  Engineer/Mastering  Ant056 ANT

 2001  Compilation-Decline of Midwestern Civilization  19 Band Mastering/ReMastering  Ant060 ANT

 1999  Reset  My Still Life  Engineer/Mastering  BHR008 Eclipse

 1999  Soundtrack to Motion Picture  Killing Diva  Engineer/Mastering  Ant046 Eclipse

 1999  Killing Diva  Film Music Supervisor  Editing/ReMasteringing  RNA Productions RNA

 1999  Strangeblues  Inverted  Engineer/Mastering  Ant 053 ANT

 1999  Ravine  Transmute  Engineer/Mastering  Ant050 Eclipse/ ANT

 1997  Ravine  S/T  Engineer/Mastering  Ant045 Eclipse

 1996  Rasputin  4 Song Demo  Engineer/Mastering  Eclipse

 1996  Ravine  7 Song Cassette  Engineer/Mastering  Ant044 Eclipse

 1996  Ritual Device  Rabe 7"  Mastering  CR/Ism13 Eclipse

 1995  Revilo  6 Song/10"  Engineer/Mastering  BH2196A Eclipse

 1995  Blenny  4 Song 10"  Engineer/Mastering  BH2196B Eclipse

 1995  Eamon  9 Song Demo  Engineer/Mastering  Eclipse

 1995  Born in a Barn  Compilation Album  Performer  AMCD 59503

 1995  Linoma  Compilation Album  RD Engineer  Eclipse ISM007

 1995  Dan Benz  Coming Home  Engineer/Mastering  ANT

 1994  Ritual Device  Trademark of Quality  Co-Produce (Mixed w/Gary Lind)  TMOQ043 Eclipse

 1994  Ritual Device  Killdozer Split 10"  Engineer/Mastering  MR007 Eclipse

 1994  Fischer  6 Song/7"  Engineer/Mastering  IBB001 Eclipse

 1994  Secret Skin  Capital Lite Mix  Vocal Tracking  ER1005 Eclipse

 1994  Strangeblues  State of Nothing  Engineer/Mastering  ANT035 ANT

 1994  Compilation Live at the Capitol Dark 18 Song Produce/Mix/Mastering  ER1006 Eclipse

 1994  Ritual Device  Live 7"  Co-Prod/Mastering  MMR002 Eclipse

 1994 The Manics 4 Track Reel Tape Sessions Engineer

 1994 Fischer 4 Track Tape Session Engineer Self

 1993  Strangeblues  S/T Engineer/Mastering  ANT032 ANT

 1993  Aria Remorse  Without End  Engineer/Mastering (Mixed w/Mike Brannan)  ANT031 ANT/MB

 1993  Ritual Device  Mousetrap Split 7"  Mastering  OH007 Eclipse

 1992  Fromunda  Cheese Cheese  Engineer/Mastering  ANT

 1990  Mike Saklar  Solo Guitar Album #1  Engineer/Mastering  Ant 052 ANT

 1990  Aria Remorse  The Wind and the Rain  Engineer/Mastering  ANT026 ANT

 1992  Ritual Device  Henge Co-Produce w/David Wm. Sims  Red009/DUTCH EAST Albini's

 1991  Ritual Device  6 Song Demo  Co-Produce w/David Wm. Sims  Steve Albini's

 1991  Ritual Device  7" Co-Prod. w/John Wolf, Tom Ware  AR01 Jr.'s Motel