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.