June 13, 2021

Record Weasels: A Novel of Addiction

Record Weasels by Richard Blackburn is a savvy, hardboiled noir-thriller piled high with double-crossing 45 collectors, violent RICO-era mobsters, and failing relationships wrapped in greasy wax paper with a side of sexual tension, drug addiction and death all served cold to an early ‘60s Rockabilly soundtrack.
June 10, 2021

Summer’s here, grab a beer, fear the conversation

If you’ve been grasping at the prospect of a normal summer, steel yourself for the dullest conversations imaginable about vaccines, variants, sourdough and the fucking Friends reunion as everyone figures out how this social interaction thing works again.
May 30, 2021

Archetype: QUAD 303 Power Amplifier – The Graceful Aging of Transistors

With modest service requirements needing to be addressed only after decades of use, the 54-year-old QUAD 303 power amplifier and its matching 33 control preamplifier are two of the most elegant hi-fi bargains to ever play music.
May 23, 2021

Be Still Cody: Coffee & a Mixtape

Coffee, Wes Anderson and mix tapes. Three things coveted by individuals of a certain age bracket. Upon hearing from a friend that Victoria coffee roaster Be Still Cody (named after a line from The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou) included custom mix tapes with their beans, I immediately ordered some.
April 30, 2021

Time Capsule: The Record label for Diggers and Musicologists

Despite the intervening decades since David Mancuso dropped the needle to move people in his loft, the idea of friends playing for friends, and family coming first continues on in organized parties like London’s Lucky Cloud Sound System, venues like Brilliant Corners, and record labels like Kay Suzuki’s Time Capsule.
April 10, 2021

Archetype: The Ortofon SPU – A Moving Coil Origin Story

Since its introduction in 1959, the Ortofon SPU (stereo pick up) has remained largely unscathed from the ‘newer is better’ mantra that permeates much of society. Robert Gudmandsen’s 62-year-old design is still considered one of the most influential cartridges in high fidelity.
March 29, 2021

Record Magazine: Sharing the Culture of Vinyl

Record Culture Magazine takes readers into the homes and studios of the musicians who are featured on the albums, the people who are running the record labels that produce the albums, and those who are buying and playing the albums, all within an intersection of art and culture.