Tape Log

Blog posts about recording from our senior staff.

May 8, 2024

Steve Albini 1962-2024

by Geoff Stanfield

Steve AlbiniRemembered by Larry Crane On Jan 19, 1987, I clambered aboard a yacht in Emeryville, CA, to interview Steve Albini and the band Big Black for BravEar Magazine, a conversation that unfortunately was never published due to the mag folding...

May 8, 2024

Les Amazones d'Afrique's new album, Musow Danse

by Geoff Stanfield

Musow Danse by Les Amazones d'Afrique is out now and was produced by Garrett Jacknife Lee. Read his interview from Tape Op #149. This pan-country, multilingual supergroup of amazing African women is powerful and so important. Their previous two...

May 2, 2024

David J's Tracks From the Attic

by Geoff Stanfield

I interviewed David J in 2015, as I had long been a fan of his bands Bauhaus and Love & Rockets, and had been buying his solo albums since his first works in the '80s. We ended up working on some music with Barton Carroll at my studio a year or...

April 30, 2024

New St. Vincent Album and Video

by Geoff Stanfield

Check out the new St. Vincent LP,  All Born Screaming, and video for the track "Broken Man" out now. The album was recorded and mixed by Cian Riordan who interviewed Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) for Tape Op #134. Read the Tape Op...

April 24, 2024

T Bone Burnett Releases New Album, The Other Side

by Geoff Stanfield

Super producer T Bone Burnett has released The Other Side, a new album featuring guest performances from Lucius, Roseanne Cash, and Steven Soles. The album was recorded over a three week period and, is the last of a trilogy of albums, following...

April 17, 2024

New Loma Single and Video

by Geoff Stanfield

We interviewed Loma in Tape Op issue #148 and spoke with members Dan Duszynski, Emily Cross, and Jonathan Meiburg about their recording process. Emily also did the cover art for that issue, and Jonathan is also a member of Shearwater and a Tape...

April 16, 2024

Tape Op Turns 28!

by Geoff Stanfield

Many Tape Op readers likely can’t imagine that issue #1 was Xeroxed and hand-folded 28 years ago, but it was. People may think of us as DIY, but there’s a long history of so many helping this magazine be its best, beginning with friends...

Dec. 20, 2023

Tape Op Staff Picks 2023!

by Geoff Stanfield

Happy New Year! Now that the dust has settled from the holidays, and most of us are in the 2024 groove, we thought we'd offer a quick look back at some of our favorite releases from 2023. There was a staggering amount of great music released this...

Dec. 6, 2023

Michael Nehra Looks Back at 30 Years of Vintage King

by Geoff Stanfield

Vintage King recently celebrated their 30 year anniversary. Like most things, there is a story behind what has now become a fantastic retailer of both vintage and modern recording equipment. I caught up with founder Michael Nehra on a Zoom call and...

Sept. 29, 2023

A 25-YEAR-OLD CASSETTE IN A BOX

by Geoff Stanfield

By Pete Droge Recently, I unearthed a cassette tape from a box labeled "late 90s." The spine read "Warren Pash at Got Wheels." The tape contained two Pash originals I produced, engineered, and mixed: "Blue River" and "Bones & Stones."  ...

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