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Analogue vs. Digital – This turntable takes advantages from both!

Vinyl is back (and some might argue that it never really left) but listeners find themselves caught between the affordability, accessibility of listening to digital music and the feel and quality of analog. It was this dilemma which has been addressed by folks at Gearbox Records who have launched their ambitious Kickstarter campaign.     …CONTINUE READING

Is this the world’s most portable record player?

  Like Scalextric on your vinyl?   Is this the world’s most portable record player?   When RCA tapes took over vinyl records in 1958, consumers were looking for a portable way to listen to music. Almost 60 years later, RokBlock have launched a truly portable player. They’re claiming it’s ‘the world’s smallest wireless record …CONTINUE READING

Press your ashes into vinyl when you die.

Scattering ashes can provide closure to relatives when someone dies. Jason Leach wanted people to be able to be able remember loved ones in another way; by pressing their ashes into a vinyl.    “Live on beyond the groove” is the slogan of Andvinyly which allows you turn your deceased loved ones ashes into vinyl. Film maker …CONTINUE READING

This record player is entirely powered by wind!

Worried about the state of the world? Worried about what’s going to happen when the electricity runs out? Vinyl lovers can relax knowing that they’ll still be able to listen to vinyl.   Photograph by Brian Klutch – Popular Science   There are many reasons to listen to vinyl over digital music. One the main …CONTINUE READING

Leonard Cohen 1934 – 2016

  It has been announced on his official facebook page that Leonard Cohen has died at the age of 82. “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away. We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries. A memorial will take place in Los Angeles …CONTINUE READING

Retracing Reggae Record Sleeves Photographed in London

Photographer and vinyl enthusiast, Alex Bartsch, embarked on a project to find reggae record covers photographed in London, find their original locations and rephotograph them in situ. It’s a project which has taken him over two years. The culmination of his work is a photo book which he’s launching on Kickstarter. Moodie – London N17 …CONTINUE READING

Lidl is selling record players.

This may come as a surprise to some. Not to others: Lidl is stocking turntables.   I’ve never really understood Lidl’s marketing plan. In the middle aisles of the German supermarket chain you can usually find weird, cheap stuff in amongst the tinned vegetables and bacon. Who even impulse buys a leaf blower?! This week …CONTINUE READING

Album art was designed to be seen.

February ’16: I moved into a new flat in Edinburgh. We were really chuffed with the flat but it was lacking decorations and character. I’ve been collecting vinyl for around 5 years and have, for much of that time wanted to utilise the artwork on the cover as a decoration. With lots of free time …CONTINUE READING

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