Listening to the Wind

Listening to the Wind Encounters With 21st Century Independent Record Labels

Paperback (07 May 2020)

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If there's a cultural artefact capable of withstanding the vagaries and fickleness of the digital age as well as the printed book, it's the vinyl record . . . In Listening to the Wind, Ian Preece sets out on an international road trip to capture the essence of life for independent record labels operating in the twenty-first century. Despite it all - from algorithms and streaming to the death of the high street and the gutting of the music press - releasing a record to serve its 'own beautiful purpose', as 4AD's Ivo Watts Russell once said, is a flame that still burns through these pages. With countless labels, albums and artists to be discovered, this book is for those who share that inextinguishable love for music.

Book information

ISBN: 9781785586309
Publisher: Omnibus Press
Imprint: Omnibus Press
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 1500g
Height: 163mm
Width: 234mm
Spine width: 59mm