From the Beatles’ Abbey Road to Nirvana’s Nevermind, these music album covers have one thing in common: they’re iconic and well recognized. Artist Harvezt has taken these popular images and given us a brand new perspective on them by reversing the scenes in his series The Dark Side of the Covers.
Media artist Brian House just did the unthinkable: he used a personal tracking app to collect all his movements over a year, worked out an algorithm to set the places he visited most to music, then stamped it all on vinyl. In other words, he effectively turned his location data into Quotidian Record, an epic […]
Designer Allan Wexler experimented with the Vinyl Milford nearly a decade ago, and it’s still avant-garde in this modern day and age. He transformed one of these ubiquitous vinyl-coated sheet metal storage sheds — a fixture of suburban American backyards — into a guest house, complete with pull-out furniture flushed into the walls. It’s such […]
Wicka wicka! Bring out your inner DJ and set your (turn) table with these envy-inducing plates. Hailing from Italy, Longplate is a series of cleverly designed dishes that mimic vinyl records. Stylish illustrations are splashed across the plate’s center with sayings like Nice to Meat You and My Bloody Entrecote. Though the collection certainly eggs […]
So you’ve just picked up a seemingly great looking, original press of Lou Reed’s Rock and Roll Animal. You take it home and place down the needle with intense excitement only to find it sounds not very good at all. Your problem – dirt in the grooves. We’ve all been there and we’ve all tried […]
In a world where pretty much all music is listened to in a digital context, it’s nice to have something physical. Getting your favourite albums on vinyl and actually listening to them in their entirety is something that is often overlooked nowadays. With this turntable you get great sound quality and it also looks pretty […]
A few words with reality: cut it out! These Sewing Kit vinyl wall stickers by Danish company Ferm Living will — placed strategically — install perforated lines on any object you desire. Haven’t you heard the world is flat?
Guy and Tim run Wax Museum Records, a dope joint in Melbourne to dig and find those gems you can’t get anywhere else. I tend to find some of the coolest soul and funk records I have at Wax Museum. They also put on various club nights around Melbourne. There always seems to be a […]
One of the pioneers of graffiti, legendary New York artist Eric Orr is releasing these amazing Custom Clear Vinyls and labels in collaboration with Serato. Any DJ or art collector should seriously get their hands on one. He was one of the first graffiti artists to substitute typography with an icon or moniker and has collaborated with a multitude of hip hop legends, such as Afrika Bambaataa (the godfather of Hip Hop) and Jazzy Jay. He is the only artist to have collaborated with Keith Haring in the New York subway system.
Menagerie is an ongoing series of compilations with books of illustrations. Issue three is an LP and full colour book, in a limited edition of 500 copies. Side A of the vinyl sees illustrators react to music and side B sees musicians reacting to artwork. The illustrators are Jim Stoten, Jake Blanchard, Simon Fowler and Adrianne Neal. The musicians are Ben Nash, Twinsistermoon, Isengrind and C Joynes.
Sleevefacing is the art of using vinyl covers as part of a bigger picture. The term was coined by John Rostron, a DJ from Cardiff, who uploaded a couple of photos he’d taken with his friends back in 2007. You can find thousands of examples at Sleeveface, where you can also choose between different bands.
We have a Major Lazer prize pack to give away to a randomly selected LAEM subscriber featuring a Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do t-shirt, vinyl and CD. To be in the running, simply be a subscriber and tell us why you want it.
There’s not much one can say about an artist who has recorded more than 400 albums — even if you manage to listen to a large portion them, there’s a good chance you’ve missed something. Good thing, as far as I know, R. Stevie Moore is the only person who has released that many records […]