hmv Vinyl Week 2018 - What Vinyl means to me...
hmv's Vinyl Week is underway and we're spending the whole week celebrating all things vinyl. As part of our celebrations, we asked a group of musicians what vinyl means to them, this is what they told us...
Annie Wagstaff (Hannie)
“For me, it’s the authenticity of vinyl, especially the old LPs were you know that the musicians involved were amazing musicians and had to get their parts in one take. That’s proper musicianship!”
Sanae Yamada (Vive Le Void/Moon Duo)
“It means I’m home. I spend a lot of time on the road with Moon Duo, and we listen to loads of music in the van, but it’s mostly digital with the occasional CD. Playing records at home is something I always look forward to at the end of a tour, along with making coffee and sleeping in my own bed.”
"Vinyl connects me with album listening. I remember picking up my parents records and giving the classic albums of the 60's and 70's a spin, those experiences changed my life."
Alec Ounsworth (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah)
“There is a certain magic to the whole process of discovery, acquisition, and consumption. It remains my favourite way to listen and it always takes me back. It provides a bit of an escape for me which can be helpful, maybe now more than ever.”
Carlos Sevilla (Baywaves)
“It means focusing on the music, and listening just for the pleasure of listening. Most of the time I listen to records online on my bedroom studio monitors while doing other stuff: working, watching football or just spending time on the internet. Putting a vinyl on the turntable means focusing on the record and not doing other stuff while listening.”
Cathal Cully (Girls Names)
"Heavy, awkward clutter and the most beautiful portals to other worlds."
Hannah Koppenburg (Hannie)
“Listening to an entire album rather than just one song at the time. I really get to appreciate a record as a whole, it's nice hearing it all together.”