soundslikecarl is the online moniker of Toronto sound engineer and musician,
Carl Andre Petzelt (aka Carl Andre). Carl Andre has worked with some of the finest musicians in Toronto, recorded major-label albums in New Orleans and Atlanta with GRAMMY award-winning producer Malcolm Burn, toured with Canadian icons RUSH as a Sampler programmer (commemorated on a gold record from Atlantic Records for Logic programming and Synthesizer programming on Test For Echo), recorded dozens of records for Toronto indie artists and bands, and in club, theatre, and festival settings, recorded and mixed legendary artists and bands.
While engineering and producing others, Carl Andre honed his writing and arranging chops, releasing five albums as an integral member of Canadian indie acts including BETP5 ( the band that released a concept album about the Avrow Arrow ), Husk, The Danolectros, and Camaro Canyon (one of the bands providing the soundtrack in the popular indie film; Tea & Biscuits — A Very British Mountain Bike Film )
In 2015, Carl Andre answered his own muse with an instrumental full-length Ambient-rock release for Psychonaviation Records ( Dublin ). The album was acclaimed by The Scene Magazine as "cool for anything" while Weird Canada cited Carl Andre as an artist to watch out for. The leadoff track was selected for a compilation CD by Custom Made Music ( Virginia Beach, Virginia )
In 2018/19, Carl Andre released his first Electronic LP titled Gee Bee followed by a series of Worldmusic instrumental pieces. Gee Bee delves into the music creation system that is Garageband but made fresh again, painstakingly, with Melodyne Studio 4. Where Gee Bee is calculated and precise, Carl Andre's Worldmusic pieces are loose and natural sounding with performances on real instruments including the Berimbau, African Marimba, Djembe, Bass guitar, Classical guitar, and Electric guitars.
In addition to the 2018/19 releases, over one hundred recordings became available for licensing at Pond5 Music Licensing while selected tracks from Carl Andre's bands became available for licensing through Jamendo Music.
With his experience mixing music from around the world, Carl Andre embodies a deep understanding of how music is supposed to sound regardless of the genre. Whether it is Jazz, Classical, Big band, Folk, Country, Blues, Rock or Electronic, Carl Andre has done it and done it well. A sound engineer, musician, programmer, and producer, Carl Andre is all about the music.
Carl Andre's music has been licensed in Canada, U.S.A, Mexico, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Ireland, Australia, and Japan.