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Vinyl

Vinyl

The Analogue Record in the Digital Age

  • Author: Dominik Bartmanski,Ian Woodward
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 0857856588
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
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Recent years have seen not just a revival, but a rebirth of the analogue record. More than merely a nostalgic craze, vinyl has become a cultural icon. As music consumption migrated to digital and online, this seemingly obsolete medium became the fastest-growing format in music sales. Whilst vinyl never ceased to be the favorite amongst many music lovers and DJs, from the late 1980s the recording industry regarded it as an outdated relic, consigned to dusty domestic corners and obscure record shops. So why is vinyl now experiencing a 'rebirth of its cool'? Dominik Bartmanski and Ian Woodward explore this question by combining a cultural sociological approach with insights from material culture studies. Presenting vinyl as a multifaceted cultural object, they investigate the reasons behind its persistence within our technologically accelerated culture. Informed by media analysis, urban ethnography and the authors' interviews with musicians, DJs, sound engineers, record store owners, collectors and cutting-edge label chiefs from a range of metropolitan centres renowned for thriving music scenes including London, New York, Tokyo, Melbourne, and especially Berlin, what emerges is a story of a modern icon.

Vinyl

Vinyl

The Analogue Record in the Digital Age

  • Author: Dominik Bartmanski,Ian Woodward
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 0857856618
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 240
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Vinyl, a contemporary cultural icon, is brought to life through case studies, stories and interviews from buyers, makers, musicians and record producers across the world.

Vinyl

Vinyl

The Analogue Record in the Digital Age

  • Author: Dominik Bartmanski,Ian Woodward
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 0857857312
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
  • View: 7433
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Recent years have seen not just a revival, but a rebirth of the analogue record. More than merely a nostalgic craze, vinyl has become a cultural icon. As music consumption migrated to digital and online, this seemingly obsolete medium became the fastest-growing format in music sales. Whilst vinyl never ceased to be the favorite amongst many music lovers and DJs, from the late 1980s the recording industry regarded it as an outdated relic, consigned to dusty domestic corners and obscure record shops. So why is vinyl now experiencing a 'rebirth of its cool'? Dominik Bartmanski and Ian Woodward explore this question by combining a cultural sociological approach with insights from material culture studies. Presenting vinyl as a multifaceted cultural object, they investigate the reasons behind its persistence within our technologically accelerated culture. Informed by media analysis, urban ethnography and the authors' interviews with musicians, DJs, sound engineers, record store owners, collectors and cutting-edge label chiefs from a range of metropolitan centres renowned for thriving music scenes including London, New York, Tokyo, Melbourne, and especially Berlin, what emerges is a story of a modern icon.

Vinyl Records and Analog Culture in the Digital Age

Vinyl Records and Analog Culture in the Digital Age

Pressing Matters

  • Author: Paul E. Winters
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781498510097
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 212
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Vinyl Records and Analog Culture in the Digital Age: Pressing Matters looks at music technologies from a popular culture studies perspective, taking into consideration the ways in which human beings bring these technologies into their lives and the discursive practices they create. Focusing on the resurgence of vinyl records, this book examines the ways in which interacting with analog technologies creates and shapes listening subjectivity in its users.

Vinyl: A History of the Analogue Record

Vinyl: A History of the Analogue Record

  • Author: Richard Osborne
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131700180X
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 224
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Vinyl: A History of the Analogue Record is the first in-depth study of the vinyl record. Richard Osborne traces the evolution of the recording format from its roots in the first sound recording experiments to its survival in the world of digital technologies. This book addresses the record's relationship with music: the analogue record was shaped by, and helped to shape, the music of the twentieth century. It also looks at the cult of vinyl records. Why are users so passionate about this format? Why has it become the subject of artworks and advertisements? Why are vinyl records still being produced? This book explores its subject using a distinctive approach: the author takes the vinyl record apart and historicizes its construction. Each chapter explores a different element: the groove, the disc shape, the label, vinyl itself, the album, the single, the b-side and the 12" single, and the sleeve. By anatomizing vinyl in this manner, the author shines new light on its impact and appeal.

Cinema in the Digital Age

Cinema in the Digital Age

  • Author: Nicholas Rombes
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231851189
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 275
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Have digital technologies transformed cinema into a new art, or do they simply replicate and mimic analogue, film-based cinema? Newly revised and expanded to take the latest developments into account, Cinema in the Digital Age examines the fate of cinema in the wake of the digital revolution. Nicholas Rombes considers Festen (1998), The Blair Witch Project (1999), Timecode (2000), Russian Ark (2002), and The Ring (2002), among others. Haunted by their analogue pasts, these films are interested not in digital purity but rather in imperfection and mistakes—blurry or pixilated images, shaky camera work, and other elements that remind viewers of the human behind the camera. With a new introduction and new material, this updated edition takes a fresh look at the historical and contemporary state of digital cinema. It pays special attention to the ways in which nostalgia for the look and feel of analogue disrupts the aesthetics of the digital image, as well as how recent films such as The Social Network (2010) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)—both shot digitally—have disguised and erased their digital foundations. The book also explores new possibilities for writing about and theorizing film, such as randomization.

The Revenge of Analog

The Revenge of Analog

Real Things and Why They Matter

  • Author: David Sax
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs
  • ISBN: 1610395727
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 304
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One of Michiko Kakutani's (New York Times) top ten books of 2016 A funny thing happened on the way to the digital utopia. We've begun to fall back in love with the very analog goods and ideas the tech gurus insisted that we no longer needed. Businesses that once looked outdated, from film photography to brick-and-mortar retail, are now springing with new life. Notebooks, records, and stationery have become cool again. Behold the Revenge of Analog. David Sax has uncovered story after story of entrepreneurs, small business owners, and even big corporations who've found a market selling not apps or virtual solutions but real, tangible things. As e-books are supposedly remaking reading, independent bookstores have sprouted up across the country. As music allegedly migrates to the cloud, vinyl record sales have grown more than ten times over the past decade. Even the offices of tech giants like Google and Facebook increasingly rely on pen and paper to drive their brightest ideas. Sax's work reveals a deep truth about how humans shop, interact, and even think. Blending psychology and observant wit with first-rate reportage, Sax shows the limited appeal of the purely digital life-and the robust future of the real world outside it.

Mediated Memories in the Digital Age

Mediated Memories in the Digital Age

  • Author: José van Dijck
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780804756242
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 232
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This book studies how our personal memory is transformed as a result of technological and cultural transformations: digital photo cameras, camcorders, and multimedia computers inevitably change the way we remember and affect conventional forms of recollection.

Depression in a Digital Age

Depression in a Digital Age

The Highs and Lows of Perfectionism

  • Author: THOMAS
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781912478507
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: N.A
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Fiona was your average 80's baby. She grew up without an iPhone, used actual landlines to make calls, and didn't have the luxury (or perhaps the curse) of Facebook during her adolescent years. But though her childhood took place in an analogue world, she found herself suffering from the same problems many young people face today; the race for perfectionism, high levels of anxiety, a fear of success. Fiona traces her life dealing with anxiety and the subsequent depression, and how a digital life helped her find her community, find her voice, find herself.

Media, Materiality and Memory

Media, Materiality and Memory

Grounding the Groove

  • Author: Elodie A. Roy
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317098749
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 234
  • View: 4875
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Media, Materiality and Memory: Grounding the Groove examines the entwinement of material music objects, technology and memory in relation to a range of independent record labels, including Sarah Records, Ghost Box and Finders Keepers. Moving from Edison’s phonograph to digital music files, from record collections to online archives, Roy argues that materiality plays a crucial role in constructing and understanding the territory of recorded sound. How do musical objects ‘write’ cultural narratives? How can we unearth and reactivate past histories by looking at yesterday’s media formats? What is the nature, and fate, of the physical archive in an increasingly dematerialized world? In what ways do physical and digital musical objects coexist and intersect? With its innovative theoretical approach, the book explores the implications of materialization in the fashioning of a musical world and its cultural transmission. A substantial contribution to the field of music and material culture studies, Media, Materiality and Memory also provides a nuanced and timely reflection on nostalgia and forgetting in the digital age.

The Hank Williams Reader

The Hank Williams Reader

  • Author: Patrick Huber,Steve Goodson,David Anderson
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199743193
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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Featuring more than sixty essential writings about country music's great singer and songwriter Hank Williams, this book reveals interpretations of his life over the last six decades and chronicles his transformation from star-crossed hillbilly singer to enduring American icon.

Radio in the Digital Age

Radio in the Digital Age

  • Author: Andrew Dubber
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0745681123
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
  • View: 1127
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Radio’s influence can be found in almost every corner of new media. Radio in the Digital Age assesses a medium that has not only survived the challenges of a new technological age but indeed has extended its reach. This is not a book about digital radio, but rather about the medium of radio in its many analogue and digital forms in an age characterised by digital technologies. The context of the digital age reveals new insights about the nature of radio. In this important addition to the world of radio scholarship, Dubber provides a theoretical framework for understanding the medium - allowing for complexity and contradiction, while avoiding essentialism and technological determinism. Introducing radio as a series of practices and phenomena that can be understood through a range of discursive categories, this book explores the relationships between radio, music, politics, storytelling and society in a new and thoughtful way. This book will make essential reading for students of media, communication, broadcasting and the digital industries. It offers a timely and comprehensive introduction for anyone who wishes to understand the role of radio in today’s media landscape.

Vinyl

Vinyl

The Art of Making Records

  • Author: Bauer Books,Mike Evans
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781742457420
  • Category: Music trade
  • Page: 258
  • View: 1767
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"In our increasingly digital world, audiophiles know that the real recording is on vinyl. That's why sales of vinyl continue to soar. Mike Evans offers a sumptuous visual celebration of this medium's fascinating history and triumphant rebirth. From weighty 78s to feisty 45s, from eccentric EPs to legendary LPs, he brings vinyl recordings off the shelves and out of the crates. No collection is complete without it."

Why Vinyl Matters

Why Vinyl Matters

A Manifesto from Musicians and Fans

  • Author: Jennifer Otter Bickerdike
  • Publisher: Acc Publishing Group Limited
  • ISBN: 9781851498635
  • Category:
  • Page: 224
  • View: 8272
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- Vinyl is back and in a big way; this book anticipates a continuing rise in interest- In a bold declaration of love for pre-digital music technology, pop culture historian Jennifer Otter Bickerdike celebrates the vinyl revival- Features interviews with 25 stars - Fatboy Slim, Lars Ulrich from Metallica, Henry Rollins, Portia Sabine and Tim Burgess among them"It's the ritual element of it. It's running your finger down the side of the record, trying to open the plastic wrap, and then pulling it out, seeing if there is an inner sleeve, hoping for a gatefold. Nowadays, you just walk over to your computer, you click three times, and you have 140,000 songs at your fingertips. Vinyl was just a different kind of thing - and it still is." - Lars Ulrich, Metallica In 2015, vinyl sales in the US increased by 30% - a raise for the tenth year in succession - and 1.29 million vinyl albums were sold in the UK in 2014, the first time the million mark has been surpassed since 1996. Vinyl, once thought to be a dying market, is now facing a major revival. Pop culture writer and historian Jennifer Otter Bickerdike interviews some of our most iconic artists, including hip-hop stars, Indie legends, DJs, producers, album cover designers, photographers, label founders and record store owners. Each superstar and superfan talks about their own experiences of vinyl and what it means to them, and the importance of its re-emergence - seemingly against all odds - as a physical format in the era of the digital economy. Why Vinyl Matters is part history, part future forecasting, part nostalgia and all celebration. A collection of more than 25 interviews, all illustrated with photos, sidebars, quotes, album covers, outtakes and much more. This is the book for anyone who has ever gone to the store and bought music on vinyl. Includes interviews with: Fatboy Slim; Tim Burgess (Charlatans); Henry Rollins (musician, actor, writer, comedian); Gaz Coombes (Supergrass); Lars Ulrich (Metallica); Maxi Jazz (Faithless); Rob da Bank (DJ and founder of Bestival); Clint Boone (Inspiral Carpets); Mike Ness (Social Distortion); Chief Xcel (Blackalicious); Cut Chemist (Jurassic 5); Fab 5 Freddy (hip hop pioneer, visual artist); Fat Mike (NOFX); Julia Ruzicka (Future of the Left); Steve Hackett (Genesis); Nick Hornby.

Living Stereo

Living Stereo

Histories and Cultures of Multichannel Sound

  • Author: Paul Théberge,Kyle Devine,Tom Everrett
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1623566657
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 304
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The first comprehensive study of the historical significance of stereo sound in aural and musical culture.

The New Analog

The New Analog

Listening and Reconnecting in a Digital World

  • Author: Damon Krukowski
  • Publisher: Mit Press
  • ISBN: 9780262037914
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 240
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A meditation on what was lost -- and on what is worth preserving -- in the movement away from analog music and culture. Although digital media have created new possibilities for music making and sharing, they have also given rise to new concerns. What do we lose in embracing the digital? Do streaming services discourage us from listening closely? In this book, musician Damon Krukowski uses the sound engineer's distinction between signal and noise to examine what we have lost as a technological culture, and to identify what is worth preserving. Krukowski examines experiences from the production and consumption of music that have changed since the analog era -- the disorientation of headphones, flattening of voice, silence of media, loudness of mastering, and manipulation of time -- and employs them as a lens through which to consider digital culture. When music went digital through such streaming services as Napster and iTunes, it was reduced to signal only, stripped of its analog-era noise. But the analog and the digital need not exist in isolation from one another, Krukowski argue; noise can be as communicative as signal, conveying time, location, and space. The New Analog urges us to reconsider the role of noise in our increasingly digital lives, to appreciate its continued relevance, and to plug in without tuning out.

White Bicycles

White Bicycles

Making Music in the 1960s

  • Author: Joe Boyd
  • Publisher: Profile Books
  • ISBN: 1847652166
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 255
  • View: 9954
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When Muddy Waters came to London at the start of the '60s, a kid from Boston called Joe Boyd was his tour manager; when Dylan went electric at the Newport Festival, Joe Boyd was plugging in his guitar; when the summer of love got going, Joe Boyd was running the coolest club in London, the UFO; when a bunch of club regulars called Pink Floyd recorded their first single, Joe Boyd was the producer; when a young songwriter named Nick Drake wanted to give his demo tape to someone, he chose Joe Boyd. More than any previous '60s music autobiography, Joe Boyd's White Bicycles offers the real story of what it was like to be there at the time. His greatest coup is bringing to life the famously elusive figure of Nick Drake - the first time he's been written about by anyone who knew him well. As well as the '60s heavy-hitters, this book also offers wonderfully vivid portraits of a whole host of other musicians: everyone from the great jazzman Coleman Hawkins to the folk diva Sandy Denny, Lonnie Johnson to Eric Clapton, The Incredible String Band to Fairport Convention.

Magic and Loss

Magic and Loss

The Internet as Art

  • Author: Virginia Heffernan
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1501132679
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 272
  • View: 9492
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Virginia Heffernan “melds the personal with the increasingly universal in a highly informative analysis of what the Internet is—and can be. A thoroughly engrossing examination of the Internet’s past, present, and future” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) from one of the best living writers of English prose. This book makes a bold claim: The Internet is among mankind’s great masterpieces—a massive work of art. As an idea, it rivals monotheism. But its cultural potential and its societal impact often elude us. In this deep and thoughtful book, Virginia Heffernan reveals the logic and aesthetics behind the Internet, just as Susan Sontag did for photography and Marshall McLuhan did for television. Life online, in the highly visual, social, portable, and global incarnation rewards certain virtues. The new medium favors speed, accuracy, wit, prolificacy, and versatility, and its form and functions are changing how we perceive, experience, and understand the world. In “sumptuous writing, saturated with observations that are simultaneously personal, cultural, and strikingly original” (The New Republic), Heffernan presents “a revealing look at how the Internet continues to reshape our lives emotionally, visually, and culturally” (The Smithsonian Magazine). “Magic and Loss is an illuminating guide to the Internet...it is impossible to come away from this book without sharing some of Heffernan’s awe for this brave new world” (The Wall Street Journal).

Arne Reimer: Long Play

Arne Reimer: Long Play

  • Author: Arne Reimer
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783960980377
  • Category:
  • Page: 156
  • View: 7409
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Long Play' is a subtle and intense photo book about the era of the vinyl record. For more than a decade, photographer Arne Reimer has visited record stores and collectors in Europe and the United States. His contemporary portraits and interior photography also deal thoughtfully with the past. The vinyl record was once a powerful medium, writes Ulf Erdmann Ziegler in his essay, but it's greatness really only became visible when second-hand stores took over twenty-five years ago. Reimer looks back to an analogue age: carefully collecting evidence in dusty crates, shop windows and stacks of record covers. In addition, his photobook shows found footage that documents the evolution of the medium and how the record became part of every day life and popular culture.

Supercinema

Supercinema

Film-philosophy for the Digital Age

  • Author: William Brown
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780857459497
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 186
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Drawing on a variety of popular films, including Avatar, Enter the Void, Fight Club, The Matrix, Speed Racer, X-Men and War of the Worlds, Supercinema studies the ways in which digital special effects and editing techniques require a new theoretical framework in order to be properly understood. Here William Brown proposes that while analogue cinema often tried to hide the technological limitations of its creation through ingenious methods, digital cinema hides its technological omnipotence through the use of continued conventions more suited to analogue cinema, in a way that is analogous to that of Superman hiding his powers behind the persona of Clark Kent. Locating itself on the cusp of film theory, film-philosophy and cognitive approaches to cinema, Supercinema also looks at the relationship between the spectator and film that utilizes digital technology to maximum, 'supercinematic' effect.