Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting

Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting
Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting

This is a phenomenal coffee-table book that I'd slept on when it was first released, likely due to the price tag, but I finally circled back this month and grabbed it. It's now recommended reading: Eilon Paz’s 436-page book illuminates over 130 vinyl collectors and their collections in the most intimate of environments -- their record rooms. 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. The book is divided into two main parts: the first features 250 full-page photos framed by captions and select quotes, while the second consists of 12 full-length interviews that delve deeper into collectors’ personal histories and vinyl troves. That's straight from the Dust & Grooves website, but I nodded along in agreement. Some sample photos are above and below, consider ordering a copy HERE.

Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting