Vinyl is making a huge comeback, with sales of records doubling in 2013.
Retinal is a new independent record label specialising in releasing electronic, dance, indie and acoustic sounds on vinyl.
The mastering process for vinyl allows the music to ‘breathe’ and the dynamics to be heard, rather than the digital process which concentrates on loudness but can squish the life out of the music. The physical characteristics of vinyl make for a warm, heavy sound.
For artists, having a vinyl record on sale gives your followers a chance to own a piece of your work, something they can hold in their hand, feel, see and hear – a way of showing love for the sounds they cherish.
It’s for these reasons that record sales are at their highest level for 15 years,* with under-25s the driving force behind the surge. What goes around comes around.
*according to figures from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and the Official Charts Company.