Big Black (1982–1987)
In 1982 Albini formed Big Black and recorded the Lungs EP. Rapeman (1987–1988)
Albini went on to form the controversially named Rapeman in 1988 with former members of Scratch Acid Rey Washam (later of Didjits) and David Wm. Albini has recently succumbed to technological pressure of modern recording as his Electrical Audio Studios has installed their first digital setup for recording although Electrical Audio engineer Greg Norman has stated that Albini refuses to use or even talk about the digital setup at the studios.
He is the founder owner and engineer of Electrical Audio a recording studio complex located in Chicago and has worked with musical acts such as Sparklehorse Nirvana The Stooges Slint Pixies Jawbreaker Manic Street Preachers Cheap Trick Neurosis PJ Harvey The Jesus Lizard Om Whitehouse Bush mclusky Electrelane Thom Bowden and Scrawl among others. He was a member of Big Black Rapeman and Flour and is currently a member of Shellac.