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Why are there not nearly as many Techno vinyls?
mccarthyk
post Jan 17 2013, 17:14
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Why do not as many electronic artist release their audio on vinyl as do rock artists?
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post Jan 17 2013, 20:52
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I'm not sure where you get this idea, I've noticed the opposite trend if anything. Vinyl-only singles and EPs are as common as dirt in electronic music. I could go down a list of releases, but for just one example Aphex Twin had an entire series of 11 LPs around 2005, which are vinyl-only barring a few selected tracks. I've heard that electronic/dance musicians still cut records for DJing purposes, although these days many DJs have moved on to more flexible digital systems.

I try to think of an equivalent example for rock music, and I'm unable to. In fact I can only remember 2 "rock" records from this century which are vinyl-only. Both of those were short EPs.

All of this evidence is 100% anecdotal so I'm not sure how useful it is. I suppose it'll also depend on which sub-genres, labels, and particular artists you pay attention to. I've just never noticed or heard anyone speak of a trend for electronic artists to stop releasing vinyl, in fact I've heard and observed the exact opposite.

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post Jan 17 2013, 22:49
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QUOTE (slks @ Jan 17 2013, 11:52) *
I'm not sure where you get this idea, I've noticed the opposite trend if anything. Vinyl-only singles and EPs are as common as dirt in electronic music. I could go down a list of releases, but for just one example Aphex Twin had an entire series of 11 LPs around 2005, which are vinyl-only barring a few selected tracks. I've heard that electronic/dance musicians still cut records for DJing purposes, although these days many DJs have moved on to more flexible digital systems.

I try to think of an equivalent example for rock music, and I'm unable to. In fact I can only remember 2 "rock" records from this century which are vinyl-only. Both of those were short EPs.

All of this evidence is 100% anecdotal so I'm not sure how useful it is. I suppose it'll also depend on which sub-genres, labels, and particular artists you pay attention to. I've just never noticed or heard anyone speak of a trend for electronic artists to stop releasing vinyl, in fact I've heard and observed the exact opposite.


Wow, that's really surprising. I guess it's just because I have a wider appreciation of rock, whereas there are only a few electronic bands I listen to. I've noticed that almost all of Infected Mushroom's vinyls go for about $300! Alot of the other techo I listen to such as Porter Robinson, Mt. Eden, Zedd and similar people don't have any vinyl music at all.

One of my favorite rock artists is Rise Against and I have 8 singles of their that are vinyl only. Maybe it's just the music I listen to happens to have this sort of trend...

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post Jan 19 2013, 08:52
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There's certainly a trend of releasing limited edition vinyl (usually singles) in small quantities as an instant collector's item. It seems like a way for bands to make releases more rare/special in the digital age where otherwise, everything is available everywhere. That's why certain records end up $300.


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post Dec 24 2013, 06:46
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QUOTE (slks @ Jan 17 2013, 12:52) *
it'll also depend on which sub-genres, labels, and particular artists you pay attention to
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