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Worldwide vinyl supply may be threatened after devastating Apollo Masters fire

The vinyl record industry could be in for real trouble after a devastating fire on February 6th completely destroyed the vinyl manufacturing facility, Apollo Masters, in Banning, CA. Ben Blackwell, co-founder of Third Man Records, tells Pitchfork via email:

“From my understanding, this fire will present a problem for the vinyl industry worldwide. There are only ...

Arthur C. Clarke reads his short story “Transit of Earth” (1975)

Arthur C. Clark's short story "Transit of Earth" appeared in the January 1971 issue of *******. It's a moving tale of an astronaut stranded on Mars, on the verge of death, waiting to watch the Earth pass in front of the Sun. Above, Clarke's reading of the story as found on his 1978 spoken ...

Cut your own vinyl records at home with this machine

For a little over $1500, you can own a machine that will cut vinyl records in the comfort of your own home. This machine, the Phonocut Home Vinyl Recorder, is being promoted as a way to make your own analog "mixtapes," for musicians to record on demand, and for "people in love" to woo ...

Wilco’s lovely new song, video, and forthcoming pop-up book/vinyl package

Enjoy this beautiful song "Everyone Hides" from Wilco's forthcoming 11th album, Ode To Joy, out on October 4.

The album is also available in a limited-edition vinyl box set designed by my Grammy-winning pal Lawrence Azerrad who co-produced the Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition with Tim Daly and me. Check out the ...

Mesmerizing music video was created with 129 spinning records, and no special effects

06.20.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

No records were broken in the making of this video.  Said The Whale, a Vancouver based pop-rock band, just debuted an epic music video for their song "Record Shop." The clip features 129 records, all covered with carefully cut out photos of ... ...

Startups Weekly: Will the real unicorns please stand up?

In this week's newsletter: CrowdStrike readies its IPO, Brex eyes a $2B valuation and SoFi lands a whopping $500M. ...

Save the ARC, the largest popular music library in the United States

New York City's ARChive of Contemporary Music (ARC) is a cultural treasure packed with actual treasures. Inside the walls of this not-for-profit private research library in TriBeCa are 3 million physical audio recordings, many on vinyl records. The ARC's founder, Bob George, is also a cultural treasure -- warm, obsessive, kind, committed, and a ...

2001: A Space Odyssey, the 15-minute “audiobook” version for kids

In 1984, Kid Stuff Records & Tapes released "2001: A Space Odyssey" as a book/7" record set for children along with "2010: The Year We Make Contact" to coincide with the latter's release that year. Audio of the "2001: A Space Odyssey" adaptation above. Spoiler: HAL still won't open the pod bay doors.

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Listen: HP Lovecraft’s “The Outsider” and “The Hound” read by Roddy McDowall

On this 1966 LP, British actor Roddy McDowall -- later known for playing Dr. Cornelius and Caesar in the original Planet of the Apes films -- delivers a wonderful reading of HP Lovecraft's classic short story "The Outsider." First published in Weird Tales in 1926, this nightmarish gothic-inspired tale is arguably one of Lovecraft's ...

New anthology of Michele Mercure’s 80s synth music from the cassette underground

In the 1980s, Pennsylvania-based Michele Mercure was composing music for theater, film, and TV animation. After a trip to the Netherlands, she became inspired by the German kosmiche music scene of Kluster, Tangerine Dream, and the like. But Mercure cut her own path into experimental electronic music, weaving her synthetic, rhythmic soundscapes with strange samples ...