Wednesday, 3 October 2012

The Vinyl Frontier

Super cool article "The Vinyl Frontier" by Michael Adams in this month's Men's Style; 
about the romance of vinyl and how records are making a comeback.

"The warmth of vinyl is undeniable.... But the warmth extends beyond the sound. The physicality of records — ensuring they're clean, lowering the needle, changing sides, returning them to their covers — all requires presence of mind. If it sounds like work, it is.

But it's satisfying in a way that toggling an iPod or letting shuffle choose your music can never be. Many adult visitors to our home get a real kick out of putting a record on for the first time since CDs took over back in the early 1990s. It's the launch pad for many conversations about first albums owned and what bands were seen where and when. Records remain because people love taking about everything to do with them."

Well worth a read for any old school music enthusiasts out there.