Pictured from left: Cliff Cristofaro, Bonzai and lead singer Carol C.
New York City–based Si*Sé chose Manhattan Center Productions as the recording home for their next album, with Jim “Bonzai” Caruso (Diana King, Willa Ford, Nas) as engineer. The group recently jumped from a life of bedroom recordings to opening for Talking Heads frontman David Byrne. “When you’re used to a relaxed, creative atmosphere, the idea of moving into a professional studio can be intimidating,” says Si*Sé composer Cliff Cristofaro. “We didn’t know what to expect. But all the people here are wonderful; it’s more like a family than a stuffy recording facility.”