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by Larry Crane

Nov. 8, 2021  |  No. 146

Mark Linett: Surfing the Sessions

by Larry Crane

We first interviewed Mark Linett in Tape Op #47 about his work with Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys. Since then he’s overseen an extensive amount of The Beach Boys’ archives, and with...

Sept. 13, 2021  |  No. 145

Matthew E. White: Spacebomb and Beyond!

by Larry Crane

Making his splash with his debut solo album, Big Inner, in 2012, Matthew E. White soon became in demand as a producer. As a co-owner and founder of Spacebomb, a label/studio/aesthetic concept out of...

Sept. 13, 2021  |  No. 145

Gary Kemp: Ahead of the Game

by Larry Crane

Esteemed songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist Gary Kemp was the force behind Spandau Ballet for many years, and currently plays in Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, performing older Pink Floyd...

July 7, 2021  |  No. 144

Ryan Ulyate: Digging for Gems

by Larry Crane

Years ago, I started seeing an engineer’s name associated with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers on a number of releases. Working on Tom’s Runnin’ Down a Dream documentary, The Live...

July 7, 2021  |  No. 144

Mike Elizondo: Creating an Atmosphere

by Larry Crane

From session bassist, to songwriter, to producer, Mike Elizondo has had an interesting musical path. For 11 years he co-wrote with Dr. Dre, making hits for 50 Cent, Eminem, and Mary J. Blige. His...

July 7, 2021  |  No. 144

Julie McLarnon: A Truly Analogue Cat

by Larry Crane

In Northern Ireland, in a certain region of the countryside, you can find Analogue Catalogue Recording Studios. This residential studio is run by Julie McLarnon, an engineer/producer with a...

May 6, 2021  |  No. 143

Steven Wilson: The Future Bites

by Larry Crane

When we first interviewed Steven Wilson in 2009 for issue #73, he had just released his first solo album, Insurgentes. Since then, his prog rock group Porcupine Tree has been on hold/hiatus, and his...

March 15, 2021  |  No. 142

Thom Flowers

by Larry Crane

Based out of Santa Barbara, Thom Flowers worked as a producer and engineer at Orange Whip Recording in the mid-‘90s and early ‘00s, with bands such as Lagwagon, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Nerf...

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