In rotation: 10/19/17

Vinyl is back and streaming is surging, so what to do with that CD collection? Greg Cooper was going through a marriage break-up the day he decided to sell his CDs…Mr. Cooper, for his part, doesn’t think he’s going to miss his collection — and doubts that, like vinyl, the CD will come roaring back into the popular consciousness. “The dual cases are ugly as hell, they break, they get all scratched up,” he said. “The CD is not a beautiful looking thing. “The artwork on some of them is great but it’s like 10cm by 10cm. It’s not something you want to put on your wall and admire.” If he’s ever feeling nostalgic, he said, he just searches YouTube or Spotify.

Into the groove: Rediscovering the timeless magic of black vinyl: When it comes to collecting records, most people would have some way to go before they can match Zero Freitas, a Brazilian in his early sixties. He has spent decades, and colossal sums of money, on vinyl. His collection is in excess of eight million. Two years ago he was reported to be knocking down three properties in Sao Paulo in order to build a five-storey home for his records. Whether you’re Zero Freitas or an enthusiast of more limited means, there are unalloyed pleasures to be had from records: the tactile joy of easing the vinyl from its sleeve: the crackle as the needle is lowered onto the grooves: the warm sound that fills the room.

The Urbanears ADE hideout is back for 2017! Iconic headphones brand Urbanears return to ADE for the third successive year of the Urbanears Hideout. The creative and relaxing sanctuary is a hub for events, meetings and showcases. Perched on top of Rokin – with 360° views of the city – it’s a pretty special place to spend some time during ADE. From 19th – 21st October they’ll be running an open house between 12pm-4pm, where you can drop by to enjoy Swedish refreshments, dig through crates at the pop-up Clone Records store, and relax in a venue unlike any other. In addition to the record store and refreshments, there will be discussions and performances from artists including Tom Trago and Le Fleur plus brand showcases from PLAYdifferently. And best of all, it’s absolutely free.

No Doubt’s Self-Titled Debut Set For 25th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue: UMe are set to release a special vinyl edition of No Doubt’s self-titled debut album on 10 November 2017 to celebrate the record’s 25th anniversary. The band’s eponymous 1992 debut album introduced the world to a one-of-a-kind band that would soon dominate the music world with their dynamic sound. With such early hits as ‘Trapped In A Box’ exemplifying the group’s original ska-pop sound, No Doubt kicked off the band’s career with a bang, laying the groundwork for the multi-platinum success that they’d achieve over the next twenty-plus years. In addition to marking the debut disc’s first ever vinyl release the new edition of No Doubt will be pressed on high-quality 180-gram vinyl.

Darkest Dungeon’s chilling soundtrack to get limited edition vinyl release: In January last year, Andy chatted to Ghost Ramp about how the Californian record label is embracing games. Since then, the likes of Crypt of the Necrodancer, Nuclear Throne, and a handful of other neat indie games have seen their soundtracks translated to vinyl alongside some bespoke and eye-catching sleeve art…With an impressive 18 tracks, Ghost Ramp’s Patrick McDermott describes this project as the label’s “biggest to date”. And anyone that’s played Red Hook Studios’ wonderfully brutal role-player will appreciate just how much atmosphere composer Stuart Chatwood’s score brings to the game’s dingy and dangerous dungeons.

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