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by Larry Crane

Sept. 15, 2020  |  No. 139

Ben Kane: Taking the Time to Listen

by Larry Crane

Years ago, I was recording the group Ravens & Chimes in Montreal at Hotel2Tango with Howard Bilerman [Tape Op #47], when the bandleader, Asher Lack, mentioned, “I’ve got a friend who...

July 23, 2020  |  No. 138

Randy Kohrs: The Old and The New

by Larry Crane

I first met Randy Kohrs years ago at the Summer NAMM tradeshow in Tennessee. Randy is known as a hotshot player; a multi-instrumentalist who's respected for his resonator guitar/dobro abilities. But...

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

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...

March 22, 2020  |  No. 136

Adrian Sherwood: Pay It All Back

by Larry Crane

I remember the first time I heard the Dub Syndicate album, Tunesfrom the Missing Channel, in 1984. I was used to reggae being somethingearthy and warm, but here was a record that sizzled and popped...

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