Delving into a century of Japanese sound

Music Aug 27, 2019

Delving into a century of Japanese sound

by Katherine Whatley

Robert Millis has been playing guitar, making music from field recordings and old records, and making compilations of music from all around Asia for decades. The musician and sound artist has also written books and made movies and sound installations about music and old recordings. ...

Digging for gold on Record Store Day

Music Apr 14, 2016

Digging for gold on Record Store Day

by Mike Sunda

No longer the territory of purists and DJs alone, records have once again started to be recognized as a perfectly legitimate medium through which to collect and consume music. Of course, as soon as global fashion brands like Urban Outfitters and supermarket chains such as ...

Wrecords By Monkey spins vinyl into recycled novelties

Music Jul 17, 2015

Wrecords By Monkey spins vinyl into recycled novelties

by Joseph Frederick

These vinyl records give "remaster" a new meaning. An entrepreneur transforms the lacquered discs into jewelry, clocks, wall art and other novelties, with the perk of keeping a little more trash out of the environment along the way. Patrick Chirico, owner of Wrecords by Monkey in ...

Record Store Day finds its groove in Japan

Music Apr 15, 2014

Record Store Day finds its groove in Japan

by Patrick ST. Michel

It won't be business as usual at Big Love Records this Saturday, April 19. The store, one of the best places to shop for records in Tokyo's trendy Harajuku neighborhood, will be selling limited-edition music from various artists, including film director David Lynch. Meanwhile, ...

Ten years on, Hyperdub finds that it pays to be weird

Music Jan 28, 2014

Ten years on, Hyperdub finds that it pays to be weird

by James Hadfield

Most journalists hope to get a few decent quotes from an interview. Steve Goodman ended up getting a record label. It was 2003 when the Glasgow-born DJ, producer and sometime music writer interviewed fellow bass enthusiast Kevin Martin for XLR8R magazine. The latter was promoting ...