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Thursday, August 18, 2011
Classic Style. New Vinyl
New limited edition 12" singles from The Step Kids " Legend In My Own Mind" on Stones Throw Records and "Little White Doves" from Dirty Vegas. What really caught my eye is the white vinyl - very cool.
Some aficionados still make vinyl available for collectors, even if they don't have a turntable; and of course it serves the niche based DJ culture worldwide. There's really nothing like holding the music in your hands. Vinyl reminds us that music is more like art as opposed to the digital format which makes music feel more like data, which it isn't in my opinion.
There was nothing like getting a vinyl album or 12" single looking at the artwork, reading liner notes and dropping the needle. There's a new generation discovering what that feeling and process was like, through these types of special pressings.
I've joked that whenever I finish "Chameleon" it will released on vinyl only initially - just because..