Rico Conning

Rico Conning is an English record producer, songwriter, sound designer, and guitarist. In his early career (1977–83) he was a singer, guitarist, and songwriter with London-based band, The Lines. During the 1980s, he worked often at North London's Guerilla Studios, producing and mixing artists such as Adam Ant, Coil, Depeche Mode, Renegade Soundwave, Wire, Swans, Laibach, Étienne Daho, and others. He moved to Los Angeles in the 1990s and formed a successful [1] sound design company, M62. Around that time he also joined the group Torch Song, whose other members included William Orbit and Laurie Mayer. The first album they made together was Toward the Unknown Region (1994). Rico co-produced Laurie Mayer's album Black Lining (2006). He remastered The Lines' catalogue which was re-released on Acute Records in late 2007. The Lines have released an album Hull Down, on Acute Records 2016.

More recently he has created albums with the French musician, Arnold Turboust. He also has produced Book of Shame's album, Killing Pickle (2018).


  1. ^ Technique; Sound designer shapes ads with a DJ’s expertise


  • Raggett, Ned (25 June 2008). "CD Review: The Lines, 'Memory Span' (Acute)". OC Weekly. Retrieved 15 December 2009.
  • Taylor, Rick (10 June 2008). "The Lines: An interview with Rico Conning". BrightestYoungThings. Retrieved 15 December 2009.

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