Everything Old Is New Again

It’s true that life turns in cycles and if you wait long enough ‘that thing’ will come round again. Next to Jack White we chant with enthusiasm for the return of vinyl albums. No digital image can replace that piece of artwork and the depth of it’s inner sleeve with all the secrets of time embellished right there. Album covers are the poster, the poem and the package for the project at hand.

This past Christmas, vinyl was on many a wish list and the first half of 2016 saw a 56% increase in sales which set the year up to be on track for the biggest record sales in over two decades.

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But who’s buying all these records? According to industry researchers half of vinyl record buyers are under 25. They also find that men are more likely to buy LPs than are women, which might not come as a surprise given record collecting’s rep as a boys’ club.

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Progress shows blending the best of the old with the new is a killer combo and with Apple Music & Spotify – one is able to test drive the music before they lay their money down. It’s very cool to feel the pendulum swing towards something we can really hold on to. Music is the universal language with the ability to cross a multitude of barriers and now more than ever, albums are a solid investment in the arts.

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Moddi – Senja Norway

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In  just a very few words…

– I’m a self-taught musician, playing the accordion, guitar and singing in English and Norwegian.

– I’m born in 1987, grew up in Senja in Norway playing the trumpet, piano and football. When I was 20 I started travelling around with my own songs. I haven’t stopped since.

– After a number of EPs and demos, my debut album ‘Floriography’ was released in 2010. In 2013 came two new albums, ‘Set the House on Fire’ and ‘Kæm va du?’. ‘Kæm va du?’ won the Spellemann award for best folk album of the year.

– I believe in a better world and that music can help us get there.

The whole story…

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