In the mid-nineteen-sixties Loren’s father purchased a Grundig TK46 reel-to-reel tape recorder like the one pictured at left. Undaunted by its massive size and weight (40 pounds) Loren lugged the machine to church to record choir cantatas conducted by his father. Thus began a lifelong fascination with audio recording.
The German-made Grundig was used for Loren’s earliest experimental and demo recordings including some of the tracks below. Through the years he used everything from cassette decks to computers to capture the songs he wrote.