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May 24, 2020  |  No. 137

John Kurlander: Take Note

by Danny Turner

Joining Abbey Road Studios as a runner at the age of 16, John Kurlander swiftly moved up the ranks to become a tape operator and assistant engineer. Working under the tutelage of Geoff Emerick [Tape...

May 24, 2020  |  No. 137

Peter Asher: No Overriding Rules

by Ian Brennan

Gordon Waller and Peter Asher (Peter and Gordon) at Studio Three at EMI Recording Studios Paul McCartney lived in his house for two years. His mother was George Martin's music teacher. He is...

May 24, 2020  |  No. 137

Craig Alvin: Pushing the Right Buttons

by Larry Crane

This story begins many years ago, in Portland, Oregon. It was 1996, and the first issue of Tape Op had just been released. In a quest to learn more, I had been devouring as many books and magazines...

May 24, 2020  |  No. 137

Emily Wells: Just Use Your Ears

by Larry Crane

I met Emily Wells years ago and we immediately hit it off, talking about gear and careers. She's released a number of albums of her unique compositions and excellent musicianship (her violin playing...

May 24, 2020  |  No. 137

Pea Hicks: Optigan Life

by Larry Crane

For years Pea Hicks has carried a torch for the Optigan, a unique optical disc-powered keyboard from the '70s. His band with Rob Crow, Optiganally Yours, has released three albums. He's produced and...

April 28, 2020

Blake Mills: Tape Op Podcast Interview

by Geoff Stanfield

Perfume Genius, Laura Marling, Alabama Shakes, John Legend, Vulfpeck, Randy Newman, Jesca Hoop, Norah Jones, Andrew Bird, Jim James, and a long list of others all have a common thread: Blake Mills....

April 28, 2020

Ken Scott: Tape Op Podcast Interview

by Larry Crane

Ken Scott is an undisputed legend. We interviewed him way back in Tape Op issue #52. His work with The Beatles, Elton John, David Bowie, George Harrison, Supertramp, and countless others, has him...

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