Covid-19 Update: 28/04/20: There may be delays in parcels being received, so please be patient! Parcels within the UK are arriving, but may take a bit longer to be delivered than usual. I am currently only sending orders of a higher value and those outside of the UK on a trackable service.
I am also completing a stock take, as it’s been awhile and I want to make sure my gradings are up to scratch. I will be adding lots more records over the coming days, once I have checked them over.
I’ve been looking out for a new turntable recently, as my other one is in need of an update. The Origin Live Voyager Turntable caught my eye, until I saw the price – £27,000! At least you get free delivery I suppose.
Taking a break from the turntable today and have been listening to some excellent, groovy house music on Bandcamp. Don’t know much about this label, other than they are based in Switzerland, but they are producing some great stuff at the moment. No vinyl unfortunately, but if they do release some I’m certainly going to be interested. Might be one for keepers this time. Tracks I’ve been listening to are Unknown Artist – Untitled 02, and a track called Maboroshi on Unknown Artist – Unknown 04. Really fancy some sushi now…
Had a message recently that Discogs now have over 11 million releases on their database, and it’s growing rapidly. Mine is also growing too, although not quite as fast as theirs. I’ve added the odd release to their database too, so like to do my bit. It’s impressive how the whole site came together, all from a passion for music and collecting stuff. There is debate as to whether MP3 files should be included, as after all anybody can put together a basic tune on their PC and submit it. If your track has been listed on sites, such as Spotify or Bandcamp, then I do not see it being a problem. Long may it continue! Busy digging out some 7″ singles, as I have been concentrating on 12″‘s and LP’s mostly, but at least they are quicker to load up. Enjoy the tunes!
It’s been a while since I have posted, but I have been busy cleaning my records and getting them ready for uploading. Still got plenty to do.. Anyway, just had a browse through the top 30 records sold on Discogs in Dec 18. Lots of the usual names in there, such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Joy Division, plus some other more obscure ones. Good to see that the database is still growing steadily, and vinyl sales are ticking over nicely.
It was also good to see that the music store HMV have been saved and will be apparently taken over by Sunrise Records. The new owners seem keen to increase the amount of vinyl in the shops, which sounds like a good thing. I have fond memories of my time at University browsing the rows of vinyl in my local HMV. Long may it survive…