"What's in a local vinyl shop? Check out the best vinyl stores in Singapore to pick up a crate or chat with sound hounds"
Check out Buro 24/7's latest 2018 guide on record stores in Singapore, featuring The Analog Vault amongst others.
Explore the article here, with the excerpt on The Analog Vault as written below.
"THE ANALOG VAULT
The Analog Vault is a three-year-old shop founded by Eugene Ow Young and Sharon Seet in 2015. While she's also from the finance industry, curator and co-founder Seet juggles her day job with her passion-project. The Analog Vault promotes vinyl records, indie artistes and a love for music.
If you listen to...
Jazz, hip-hop, electronic, modern/experimental classical, and World music. 30 to 50 new titles are added monthly across the genres. "Apart from bringing in titles by highly-regarded artists or from established labels in the respective genres, we are also focused on selecting well-crafted albums by emerging or underrated artists, which we believe should be introduced to a wider music audience," said Seet.
And also like...
In-store live performances that introduce budding artists from all music styles. Previous editions were graced by Hanging Up The Moon, Sobs, Semut Semut, Specific Islander, as well as DJs/producers Intriguant, Ramesh, Darker Than Wax, Ponzi, and Kiri. "We tend to invite musicians and DJs who are pushing new sounds and concepts, and aim to provide a music and broadcasting avenue for their creativity and artistic expressions," said Seet. The store also sells turntables from Audio-Technica and music books.
The store's most prized possession is...
"We have a Bill Evans 11-album box set released by the US-based audiophile label Analogue Productions that retails for just above a thousand dollars. Bill Evans is considered to be one of the best jazz pianists and composers of all time, and this box set includes his highly acclaimed albums Waltz for Debby, Sunday At The Village Vanguard, Moonbeams, amongst others, cut in 45 RPM audiophile quality," said Seet.
Don't leave without
"Kind of Blue by Miles Davis, often referred to as the definitive jazz album," said Seet. "Miles Davis was one of the greatest jazz trumpeters and composers, and another hallmark of this album was that accompanying Miles were other jazz legends — Bill Evans and Wynton Kelly on piano, John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley on saxophone. The musicality, artistry and improvisation on this album is just pure genius at work," she added.