Set for publication just before Christmas, Vinyl: The Analogue Record in the Digital Age by Dominik Bartmanski and Ian Woodward, explores our relationship with old-school records through the decades. I quote from the publisher’s website:
Using a cultural sociology framework combined with insights from material and visual culture studies, Dominik Bartmanski and Ian Woodward present vinyl as a multifaceted cultural object and explore the reasons for its persistence within technologically accelerated cultures. The book is informed by media analysis, urban ethnography and interviews with musicians, DJs, record store owners, boutique label chiefs and collectors within a range of urban centres renowned for thriving music scenes, including Melbourne, London, New York, Tokyo and Berlin.
I’m in. And while we’re on the subject, look at this beautiful new turntable from Ikura. Learn more at BusyBoo.