Is this some long-forgotten quantum algebraic equation that faded into obscurity toward the end of that ancient era we’ve come to know as ‘ The 80’s? Thankfully, the answer to that question is no! Fast forward to our current time of hyper-fast fiber internet connections and hybrid-electric cars and take a stroll through one of the few remaining record stores and you’ll find that not only is there an abundance of legacy vinyl records to be found (some even at reasonable prices) but you’ll also notice quite a number of new releases on this weird plasticky disc!
A growing number of up and coming bands have embraced the vinyl experience…and for good reason! I think the best way to put it is that vinyl records and albums are an ‘experience’. Not only is their sound very different than digital music files (and quite often more pleasing to the ear!) but they also make artistic imagery a relevant part of music again! Imagine that Music and art together in one package?? It’s revolutionary, right?!?! Yeah, it is kind of revolutionary and the statistics support it.
9 million vinyl records were sold in the U.S. in 2014 – up 50 percent from 2013
more on vinyl album statistics here: http://bit.ly/1F33uTT
OK, that’s it…Before the end of 2015 I’ll be buying a decent turntable and dusting off my small collection of vinyl. Let the analog audio goodness begin!