Vinyl is back, baby. Everyone is getting on board the vinyl train — more and more LPs are being sold every year, and there are some beautiful-looking records out there. But to play them, you need an equally pretty turntable, and JB Hi-Fi has the one for you.
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Got room in your vinyl crate for yet another re-issue of John Williams' Star Wars: A New Hope soundtrack? Of course you do. Because this time around the Imperial March and other memorable tracks are available on a pair of double-sided picture disc-pressed vinyl records.
Video: The making of a record isn't exactly a big mystery but there's still a bit of old magic in seeing music get put to wax in a factory where the metal gets etched and the vinyl gets stamped out. Super Deluxe took its stoned mode camera into one of these vinyl stamping factories and recorded all the good stuff. Sometimes it looks like they're making Captain America's shield and other times it looks like they're mixing paint dye, but they're all steps into giving the world better sounding music.
Given the resurgence in the popularity of records, Disney didn't really have to do much to sell copies of The Force Awakens soundtrack now that it's finally available on vinyl, months after the film's release. But if you still need a reason to drop $US50 ($69) on another copy, the records feature 3D holograms etched right onto them.
100 year old letters, surveys and more containing 88 Aboriginal languages from across Australia have been collated in an interactive digital project by the State Library of NSW.
The project focuses on the Aboriginal place names and meanings for various regions, is searchable by document type or language group, and is opening up discussions in the Aboriginal community about the accuracy of the documents.
I offer my deepest apologies to Wu-Tang fans. The buyer of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, a record-slash-art-project of which only a single copy will ever be sold, is now owned by a huge douchebag. The millionaire buyer's identity has been revealed as pill price gouger Martin Shkreli.
Briefly: They sold it. Wu-Tang Clan spent nine years making a super secret album called Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, of which only a single copy would be sold. A few months ago, a "private American collector" quietly bought it for "millions" of dollars. Wu-Tang threw in some free $US55,000 ($75,966) speakers, too.
Conductive paint is incredibly cool — it lets you create a circuit on virtually any material, from human bodies to a concrete wall. But a record? That's new.
One of those jokester Vines had previously made a six-second funny on a tortilla playing music, but Rhapsody Records wanted to see if it was actually feasible. Supposedly it is! They took an uncooked flour tortilla and then laser etched the deliciousness into something that can hold music.
Thanks to the growth of Urban Outfitters and independent local free-trade coffee shops, vinyl records are back on the rise. But this is still the 21st century: Why settle for a pedestrian, boring, flat record player, when your vinyl could be proudly spinning vertically?
Video: I don't care that I supposedly understand how vinyl records work because I still totally think they're the work of at least some low level sorcery. Trapping sound and music and voices? Come on! Anyways, my disbelief aside of analogue technology aside, here's a cool microscope view of vinyl records being played.
Just because you prefer the warm, crackly sound of vinyl records to MP3s doesn't necessarily mean you also like being tethered to a home stereo whenever you want to listen to your record collection. So Pyle has created this portable turntable that transforms into a briefcase for easy transport, and also includes a rechargeable battery powering a pair of flip-out speakers.