Tag: vinyl

LP: Bourne Identity, The (2002)

LP: Bourne Identity, The (2002)

October 13, 2016 | By

The first film in the enduring franchise gave John Powell the perfect opportunity to write what remains both his definitive action sound, and the definitive action score of that decade, blending large orchestral sounds with layers upon layers of electronics…

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Interview: Rustblade Records’ Stefano Rossello + Soundtracks on Vinyl

Interview: Rustblade Records’ Stefano Rossello + Soundtracks on Vinyl

May 19, 2015 | By

Interview with Rustblade Records’ Stefano Rossello on releasing soundtrack albums on vinyl.

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Vinyl Docs, Part 2

Vinyl Docs, Part 2

February 13, 2015 | By

In Part 2 of Vinyl Docs, I’ve cherry-picked and reviewed a few notable short films on record collecting & selling (all available on Vimeo and / or YouTube) + a trio of archival RCA industrial films on how vinyl records are made, circa 1948, 1956, and 1958.

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Vinyl Docs, Part 1 + a Smattering of Nostalgia

Vinyl Docs, Part 1 + a Smattering of Nostalgia

February 11, 2015 | By

Reviews of three docs on records – the extreme collector in Alan Zweig’s Vinyl (2000), the history of the 7″ record and 12″ LP in the respective BBC docs The Joy of the Single and When Albums Ruled the World.

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Film: Joy of the Single, The (2012)

Film: Joy of the Single, The (2012)

February 11, 2015 | By

A definite companion piece to the BBC’s When Albums Ruled the World (2013), The Joy of the Single covers similar ground in putting the love for an obsolete media format – RCA’s 7” 45 RPM platter – which in 1949 established a whole slew of conventions that still remain part of the way music is written, promoted, and enjoyed by the masses…

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Film: Vinyl (2000)

Film: Vinyl (2000)

February 11, 2015 | By

Long before When Jews Were Funny (2013), Alan Zweig directed this examination of extreme record collecting, focusing on several figures (mostly men) whose lives are surrounded by thousands of the round music platters…

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Film: When Albums Ruled the World (2013)

Film: When Albums Ruled the World (2013)

February 11, 2015 | By

An obvious companion piece to the BBC’s The Joy of the Single (2012), When Albums Ruled the World gets into the rock doc genre with this taut, prescient chronology of how the lowly long-playing record managed to offer jazz and soon after rock musicians powerful opportunities to create concept albums rather than a series of short tunes the major record labels could spin-off as roughly 3 mins. singles…

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