Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Half vinyl, half CD, all new format

From The Guardian

Rock band Fightstar is releasing its next single on a disc that is vinyl on one side and a CD on the other. Its record company Gut admits the vinyl-disc is a gimmick but hopes it will capture fans' imagination.

Maybe this will be the compromise to keep everyone happy? Frankly im not interested..

Vinyl May Be Final Nail in CD's Coffin

Wired reports:

"For many of us, and certainly for many of our artists, the vinyl is the true version of the release," said Matador's Patrick Amory. "The size and presence of the artwork, the division into sides, the better sound quality, above all the involvement and work the listener has to put in, all make it the format of choice for people who really care about music."

I will always love vinyl and i agree with Patrick. Although if i ever moved overseas it could be somewhat of a hassle moving them all around, the price you pay for being a purist i guess!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Warped records no more!

Its a vinyl collector's nightmare and a problem that has seen many people searching for solutions:

"How do i flatten a warped record?"

Well if you have some spare coin this device might be the one for you!

Furutech DFV-1 LP Flattener

Every vinyl enthusiast has records in their collection, or come across LPs they’d love to own, but were just too warped for any cartridge/arm to track. The DFV-1 the one-stop, one-button solution to your problems! The DFV-1 provides controlled-heat perfect flattening for all your warped records, even those with only slight irregularities just enough to unsettle your cartridge and cause mistracking.

Like most people who collect records, out next pay check is going to more records so some other less costly solutions could be:

  • A pile of books (take the record out of the sleeve first of course)
  • An oven (dont bake it for too long!)
  • The Sun and two plates of glass (thank you mother nature)

My Morning Jacket issue album on vinyl

My Morning Jacket have had their Chocolate and Ice album released on vinyl as a one-time pressing,

you can get it here.

It looks quite chocolatey!