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by Geoff Stanfield

May 13, 2021  |  No. 144

Purity Ring: Accidents & Textures

by Geoff Stanfield

Hailing from Edmonton, Canadian electronic pop duo Purity Ring made a splash with their debut album Shrines. The release was a document of Corin Roddick and singer Megan James’ long distance...

March 15, 2021  |  No. 142

Malay: Cooking Up Tracks

by Geoff Stanfield

If record credits were easier to find these days, you’d see the name Malay on the back of many a record sleeve or CD booklet. Born James Ryan Ho, Malay’s song-focused and sonically-rich...

Jan. 19, 2021  |  No. 141

Ricky Reed: Doing His Own Thing

by Geoff Stanfield

Growing up surrounded by the Bay Area’s rich mix of hip-hop, pop punk, funk, and soul, a door opened for producer Ricky Reed when one of his productions found its way to Jason Derulo and...

Jan. 19, 2021  |  No. 141

Laraaji: True Listening

by Geoff Stanfield

Laraaji (born as Edward Larry Gordon) may be most well-known for his 1980 album Ambient 3: Day of Radiance, a collaboration with Brian Eno for his legendary ambient series of recordings, but...

Jan. 9, 2021

NAMM Show 2021 Buyer's Guide: Part 3

by Geoff Stanfield

Welcome to Part 3 of our NAMM 2021 Buyer's Guide! No surprise here, but the NAMM Show is moving to an all online experience this year due to COVID-19. There will be a ton of good online talks and...

Jan. 9, 2021

NAMM Show 2021 Buyer's Guide: Part 2

by Geoff Stanfield

Welcome to Part Two of the Tape Op NAMM 2021 Buyer's Guide! No surprise here, but the NAMM Show is moving to an all online experience this year due to COVID-19. There will be a ton of good online...

Jan. 9, 2021

NAMM Show 2021 Buyer's Guide

by Geoff Stanfield

No surprise here, but the NAMM Show is moving to an all online experience this year due to COVID-19. There will be a ton of good online talks and resources available to check out and registration...

Nov. 17, 2020  |  No. 140

Sarah Jarosz: Transition & Growth

by Geoff Stanfield

At 29, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Sarah Jarosz has already had a lifetime's worth of musical accomplishments. Signing her first deal at 16 with Sugar Hill Records, she has since released...

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