This issue’s cover is an homage to the Pink Floyd song “Echoes,” from the album Meddle. The idea came to me after I saw Brian T. Silak’s photo of Jack Antonoff’s vintage tape delays, as the Binson Echorec features prominently in that track. “Echoes” was also used as the soundtrack in the classic surf film Crystal Voyager, in which the last 23 minutes of the film is footage of seminal surfer George Greenough riding inside the tube with this track as the score, hence the wave photo. The text is the first verse of the song, written by Pink Floyd (Gilmour, Waters, Wright, Mason) and published by Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. Check out the video and song below.
by Larry Crane
Matt McGlynn over at the informative Recording Hacks site has a section devoted to Tape Op mic reviews. Not all of them are up yet, and we're not quite sure why he wanted to tackle this project (crazy? smart? nice guy?) but it's up there. Now I can...