FAO#34: Thank You and Silver Apples

In the rapidly revolving and reinventing world of physical formats, the seven inch vinyl record still sustains an unrivalled affection amongst music hoarders.  Although it’s arguably no longer one of the most efficient, affordable or audiophile methods of releasing recordings, the humble 45 can still be great for capturing and compacting nuggets of … [Read more...]

The Decemberists – January Hymn b/w Row Jimmy 7″

Although 2010 was a strong year for music, undoubtedly there were just too many albums released.  So much so that – for this writer at least – the joy of the new often came more in lower doses.  The forever-rejuvenating world of seven-inch singles consequently brought some of the biggest small pleasures to these ears.  Hence the likes of Laura … [Read more...]