In rotation: 3/16/18

Record Store Day: April’s vinyl celebration: Vinyl collectors have it tough. Since the advent of the CD, production of vinyl has declined drastically, and its supply has not always been sufficient. Sadly, vinyl collectors always need to be alert for news of any album reissues of their favorite artists. Plus, the shortage of vinyl has made it expensive, sometimes breaking the bank of innocent music listeners. Record Store Day is one of the few events catering to such distressed collectors. The event started in 2008 as a gathering of independent record store owners to support the niche market of vinyl. With the addition of more record stores throughout the U.S. who share a passion for vinyl collecting, the event expanded to a national phenomenon. According to its website, stores on every continent except Antarctica have participated in Record Store Day.

Brian Eno To Release ‘Music For Installations’ Box Set: It’s a major set from a legendary minimalist. Brian Eno is getting ready to release a giant box set of music he wrote for installations between 1986 and now. Music For Installations, which comes out on May 4, will be available in six-CD and nine-LP configurations. All of the material in the set will be new, rare or previously unreleased. Music for the project was originally featured at the Venice Biennale, the Marble Palace in St. Petersburg, Ritan Park in Beijing, the Sydney Opera House and the Astana Expo in Kazakhstan, and more, reports Spin. Both versions will include A 64-page booklet and photographs from the original exhibitions.

The world’s best record shops #100: Seriosha’s Record Shop, Havana: Favoured by ?uestlove, Gilles Peterson, and pretty much anyone who can find it, Seriosha’s is as much a representation of Cuba’s heritage as the Cadillacs that line its streets. Located about five minutes walk from Parque Central in Havana, at the back of a dimly lit shop, Seriosha’s is a one man archive of Cuba’s musical roots. Even with detailed directions, Seriosha’s can be difficult to locate, but when you do, you’ll discover a collection that spans Cuban Afro-jazz, classic rumba, salsa, danzón, bolero and all manner of gloriously colourful cuts from as early as the ’50s. Some of the music here has never left the island, and while the odd ABBA or Queen records are still to be found (often as Russian pressings from before the fall of the Soviet Union), it’s the homegrown stuff that makes Seriosha’s one-of-a-kind.

Liz Phair Details Massive ‘Exile in Guyville’ 25th Anniversary Box Set: Liz Phair will mark the 25th anniversary of her seminal debut album, 1993’s Exile in Guyville, with a massive box set and separate remastered double LP and CD reissue. Both will be released on May 4th via Matador. Girly-Sound to Guyville: The 25th Anniversary box set comprises seven LPs, including the remastered double LP Exile in Guyville alongside music from the three Girly-Sound cassettes released prior to her debut album. The cassette material was restored from the original tapes and has never been previously released in its entirety. YO YO BUDDY YUP YUP WORD TO YA MUTHA is a double LP restored from the first cassette, the double LP GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS! is culled from Girly-Sound cassette 2 and single LP SOOTY houses cuts from the third cassette.

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