The above photo is from an excellent collection called “Famous People Hanging Out With Their Vinyl“, courtesy of Dangerous Minds.
For some reason or another, in the last couple of weeks, Gizmodo has had a lot of posts dealing with vinyl and the gadgets that work with it. I thought I’d do one big post with all of this stuff to help condense it all, and hopefully you find it a little interesting. Make your […]
Here’s further evidence of vinyl’s slow resurgence as a viable audio format (a theme we’ve discussed often here at 4080): Hachette Book Group recently announced it will release David Sedaris’s latest audio book, Live For Your Listening Pleasure, on vinyl (in addition to other formats). But is it really because vinyl is once again in […]
This is shaping up to be some sort of oddly riveting film about record collectors. It really doesn’t glamorize the habit, but really gives you a good idea of the people behind this. Not every record collector is some dope ass DJ in fly gear, digging through crates to find a decent sample. In fact, […]
Lazy weekend of videos for you people out there. Here’s a little documentary on just how those glorious LPs get made and wind up making you so happy. I think it would be amazing to own the master record of any of a number of my favourite albums. There’s something special about having the very […]
Ever wonder how the labels on your records evolved over time? Well have no fear, thanks to a find on Metafilter 4080 Records presents to you Ted Staunton’s archive of labels. Some interesting labels in there, all arranged by decade.
4080Records, thanks to some wonderful contributors, has been shown a website that will blow your entire mind. Some enterprising fellow has been digitizing all his old LP’s. Travesty, you say? Sure, until you realise he’s been carefully categorizing and labeling them and putting them online as downloadable mp3s. Aptly titled “My collection of 78 rpm […]
I know this isn’t exactly rocket science, but it’s a pretty cool look at the ever-growing trend towards vinyl. The Boston Globe is discussing why exactly vinyl sales seem to be skyrocketing at a time when CD sales are dropping off to the point where record companies have to sue people to make a profit. […]
Apparently you can use a record cutting machine to make a record out of more than just vinyl. Thanks to the magic of the internet, about six different sites have informed us of something that went down at the FutureSonic festival. A man named Alexi was on hand to create what he calls recycled CD […]
http://www.recordstoreday.com/ April 19 is the official Record Store Day! This completely caught me off guard. I really had no idea there was a record store day, but now that I know I’ll definitely make sure to celebrate it. In case you don’t know, Record Store Day is meant to celebrate hundreds (if not thousands) of […]