Music is the tonal analogue of emotive life.
A few days ago I bought a couple of Florence + the Machine albums ~ and we’re talking about 12 inches of black vinyl. Consequently I had to power up the turntable and fiddle with my amp a little before I played Lungs. The first couple of notes of Dog Days Are Over came pounding out of my big speakers and HOLY FUCK!
I had forgotten just how much better the full-fat analogue version of a track is in comparison with the wimpy, cut-down, digitised version of the same tune. As a matter of a fact analogue is literally infinitely better than digital. Truly it blows your mind!
Even TechRepublic says that digital is nothing more than a cut-down version of the original analogue recording ~ they grudgingly admit that analogue is better than digital, as far as recorded music is concerned.
There are a couple or three snags with my playing proper records;
- The sound quality is so good it DEMANDS your attention. Playing proper records is not really ‘background music’.
- Playing proper records is more labour intensive than sticking a cd in the player.
- You need to handle your records with great care.
On the other hand there are some side benefits to proper long-playing records, such as the album sleeves are works of art in themselves, worthy of sticking in a frame and hanging on the wall.
I Like my proper records ~ a lot. It’s almost spiritual.
Trust me on this one, take a woman back to your place, play a couple of proper records, and listen to her purrrrr.
Just don’t get anal about it ~ analogue music I mean.
you can’t / shouldn’t play decent records on an old tin box