Book Review – “Dust & Grooves: Adventures In Record Collecting” by Eilon Paz
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I recently became separated from a rather large compact disc collection. We live in the Digital Age, so this is theoretically not a problem; almost everything I listened to on CD is available on demand through the ever expanding selection of streaming music services--Spotify, Deezer, Amazon Prime Music, and dozens of others. But have you ever stared into empty search box? Sometimes it's staring into the abyss, a soul-scraping job. You know you like music, a lot of music, music that has been integral to the phases and changes of your life. But nothing comes, and you feel as if strata of your past have been paved over. That's just something you need to stumble upon.
The internet is an amazing beast. I can write a blog post, and people anywhere in the world can see it, comment on it, or contact me. The internet is just a tool. Nothing more. Music fans, like any other group of fans, hobbyists, or people with similar interests, have certainly embraced the internet as a platform for communicating with each other.
THE DUST & GROOVES BOOK - SECOND EDITION
With a foreword by the RZA, compelling photographic essays are paired with in-depth interviews to illustrate what motivates record collectors to keep digging for more records. Readers get an up close and personal look at a variety of well-known vinyl champions as well as a glimpse into the collections of known and unknown DJs, producers, record dealers, and everyday enthusiasts. - Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.
This book is an absolute delight for anyone who loves music on vinyl or wax, more accurately. Paz is a photographic journalist first and foremost, and his skill with a camera is what makes this book and the eponymous site so gorgeously mouthwatering for record hounds. Through his reputation as a DJ, photographer, and journalist Eilon Paz has gotten access to interview and photograph the lairs of many most? One collector goes after Angolan music from the s while another collects Turkish funk. One collects Sesame Street records while another snatches up Italian porn and erotica. Another collector discusses 78s from Black Patti, a record label out of Richmond, Indiana about 45 minutes from our office , that only operated for about 7 months in
This epic page coffee table book is a vinyl nerds dream and will really give you some perspective on the hardcore collectors out there and inspire you as well. Chalked full of amazing photos by Eilon Paz Author this is an intimate look through the lens at some of the worlds most notable record collectors, both well known and unknown. The book is a mix of eye candy and quotes from the collectors themselves posing with their collections in the first segment and the second half features full length interviews with some of the collectors, including Gilles Peterson, Rich Medina, Egon, The Gaslamp Killer, etc. Be warned, this book can easily lead you down the rabbit hole of wanting to collect or at the very least to your local record store, flee market or garage sale in search of black gold. This really is just an incredible piece of work and one well worth picking up if you are a music lover.
A photographic look into the world of vinyl record collectors -- including Questlove -- in the most intimate of environments--their record rooms. Compelling photographic essays from photographer Eilon Paz are paired with in-depth and insightful interviews to illustrate what motivates these collectors to keep digging for more records. The reader gets an up close and personal look at a variety of well-known vinyl champions, including Gilles Peterson and King Britt, as well as a glimpse into the collections of known and unknown DJs, producers, record dealers, and everyday enthusiasts. Driven by his love for vinyl records, Paz takes us on a five-year journey unearthing the very soul of the vinyl community. Read more Read less. Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.