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Analog and Digital: competing or boosting each other?

Analog and Digital: competing or boosting each other?

art, culture, Design, Entertainment, Exhibition
In recent years, there has been a trend showing young people shifting back to analog. Some claim it’s just about fashion, others see it as timely. One way or another, vintage clothing and analog cameras are being dusted off, and vinyl records are competing against CDs. It may well be about the pleasure of possessing physical objects. Try to hold a vinyl or a film camera in your hands. The way they are accurately designed, they’re not just meant to be used, it seems like they’re meant to be watched and appreciated. It could also be about the mechanic. The simple, understandable process of how a photograph is taken, of how the record player produces sound from a vinyl. Whether you like it or not, the change is happening. It looks like the ongoing craze for the latest tech product

Battle Off: Small vs. large music venues

Entertainment, Music
Words, audio & images: Bernadette Galbraith | Subbing: Joanne Clark Banquet Records in Kingston pride themselves on being ‘more than your local record shop’. I took a trip to the store to find out more about what they meant by this. Having stumbled across Banquet Records accidentally, it was a stroke of luck to discover they also arrange regular in-store gigs and various events. Many of the artists they collaborate with are well-established with already a desirable following. For example, folk singer-songwriter Frank Turner will be playing The Hippodrome with them Thursday night and yet, he’s played at the O2 Arena in the past, to an audience of 20,000 people. It was the in-store gigs that really caught my attention though. While browsing for more information, an image came up alo