Record stores are no longer an endangered species reports The Vinyl Revival, a doc about why the tables are turning again. Director Pip Piper explores the vinyl renaissance with industry pros, artists, record sellers, and the new generation of vinyl aficionados choosing needle drops over digital streams. DVD drops 4/10/20.
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Virtually every word written on this website is composed on a clicky mechanical keyboard. If you love the sound of clicky keys too, then take a listen to Mechanical Keyboard Sounds: Recordings of Bespoke and Customized Mechanical Keyboards, an album by Taeha Types and Trunk Records, demonstrated here by LGR Blerbs.
An elegant and substantive way to organize your vinyl record collection. Symbol Audio’s modular storage system features solid wood drawers with soft-close drawer slides, vegetable-tanned leather handles, and brass hardware. Each drawer holds up to 90 records. They can be configured with equipment shelves or open-top storage.
This desktop device aims to democratize the creation of vinyl records. The Phonocut is designed to carve grooves directly into a 10″ wax disk, allowing for the creation of custom records at home. It’s makers are hoping for a 2020 release and will start raising funds on Kickstarter 10/15/19 at 4:20pm LA time.
Mondo presents a limited edition one-time pressing of Elmer Bernstein’s original score from 1984’s Ghostbusters. The double album features awesome jacket and interior art by illustrator Paul Mann, and is pressed onto 180 Gram colored vinyl. Preorders start 10/2/19 on Mondotees.com.
Real Engineering explains the history of vinyl records, how they are made and how they work. In doing so, we learn that they are in no scientifically-demonstrable way superior to digital music. That said, the tangible and simple nature of vinyl still holds an appeal.
Want to change the color of your car without damaging the paint job? A vinyl wrap is the way to go. Here, we see an ordinary Volkswagen Golf transformed from factory blue to a cool metallic matte finish, courtesy of the car artists at Lithuanian wrap shop Autoapklijavimas.
A while back, The Slow Mo Guys spun a CD so fast that it shattered into thousands of pieces, resulting in a spectacular sight. Now they’re back to capture the same by spinning some vinyl records up to speed. We wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of that shrapnel.
(PG-13 Link) Artist Igor Lipchanskiy was curious to know what might be hidden off the edges of iconic album covers. It turns out that Igor himself is lurking in the wings with everyone from Jim Morrison to John and Yoko, offering some form of assistance or distraction.
A portable record storage rack that provides easy access, and lets you display an album cover. It’s made from bent stainless wire with a semi-gloss powdercoat finish, and comes in two sizes: the small one holds up to 70 7″ records, while the big one stores up to 45 12″ records.
The Vinyl Factory takes us inside Third Man Records‘ recently opened record-pressing plant, located in Detroit’s Cass Corridor. The facility combines efforts of man and machine to create unique vinyl discs and album covers, and helps preserve what was nearly a lost art.
While the proper way to play a record is with a needle, it turns out that other sharp objects will do the trick, if not quite as well. Michael Ridge puts some bird songs on his turntable, then played them with the beak from a seagull’s skull. The bird is the word.
Level Frames makes ready-to-hang 25.5” x 17.5” frames that contain actual vinyl records of classic albums, such as Dark Side of the Moon and Madvillainy. The album cover is shown in full while the record peeks out of its sleeve. Available in black or white maple frame.
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