If you’re like a lot of music fans, you probably have fond memories of discovering music at a local record store. The trend towards digital music has rendered traditional record stores obsolete, yet there are still thousands of indie record stores still standing. Why? Because they don’t suck – and they are still working to… Read More Record Store Day 2009 Is April 18th
OT: This is a video demo of the Mikiphone Pocket Phonograph, a sort of steampunk precursor to the Walkman and iPod. via bb
This is a short but sweet documentary looking at the future of vinyl, and the individuals who share a passion for it….
Vinyl Wax Records takes an affectionate look at vinyl LPs. via Darren Cole: This is a documentary I made my freshman year of college about apart of my life that I love so much and never plan to give up.
This video, Steve’s Vinyl Chops, demos physical mashups – music collages created by physically chopping up records, reassembling them and then using them to DJ. Anyone ready to trade Traktor or Ableton Live for this? via CrateKings
A beautiful incursion into The Vinyl Factory‘s manufacturing unit, where you can see the vintage vinyl manufacturing process in action. According to The Vinyl Factory: All our vinyl is created using the classic EMI 1400 Press at the original EMI vinyl pressing plant at Hayes, Middlesex, a century-old landmark in British manufacturing. Our paper stocks… Read More The Vinyl Factory: How Records Are Made
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDmBx4R-Gas Two videos that look at how vinyl records are made. via cratekings
I’ve been listening to a lot of vinyl this weekend – but not the usual 70’s & 80’s classics. I went to a book sale at the Iowa fairgrounds, and they had a fairly large collection of records. Even more interesting, though, they had a lot of 78’s. And I happen to have a Victrola… Read More Vinyl Weekend