I realized the old tingle I’d get crate digging boxes of albums at a secondhand shop or the new arrivals section at a record store was now being replaced, much like a nicotine patch replaces a cigarette.
In discussing hi-fi, murder and rare vinyl LPs, our previous conversation with writer, novelist and record collector Andrew Cartmel covered a lot of territory involving his Vinyl Detective book series.
Squat, massive, monochromatic, intimidating – nothing like the delicate objet d’art most are accustomed to associating with the act of acoustic-mechanical playback. There is something formidable about a vintage Elektromesstechnik 927 or 930 broadcast turntable. They look the business.