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Vinyl Mix - The Analog Vault Selectors

A vinyl only mix by The Analog Vault selectors at The Hive (Carpenter Street) for Sights and Sounds 2018.

All tracks present in the mix are titles available at The Analog Vault - taking you on a journey through psychedelic selections and spiritual vibes. Featuring the likes of Dorothy Ashby, Minami Deutsch, Phil Ranelin, Midori Takada, Uniting of Opposites among others.

Bandwagon Asia: A beginner's guide to buying a record player

Bandwagon Asia: A beginner's guide to buying a record player

For a good read on how to start on you music analog journey, check out Bandwagon Asia's beginner's guide to buying a record player / turntable here, which saw our curator contributing to. 

Not to mention that we also sell Audio Technica turntables here at The Analog Vault. Do come by to our retail store at the Esplanade to check out the special deals we offer with purchase of turntables at our brick-and-mortar store. You can also check them out online here.

TRIBE Music Market by Revision Music & Ice Cream Sundays

TRIBE Music Market by Revision Music & Ice Cream Sundays

Last weekend, we joined our buddies from Revision Music as a vendor at their bi-monthly music market at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club. Among us was a variety of music labels, collectives, artistes, and record enthusiasts at the affair, such as Vinyl HeavyStraits Records, Analog Paralog, We Love Jazz, Choice Cuts, Nocturnal Society, Kilas and Darker Than Wax.

The event was a collaboration with Ice Cream Sundays, who inevitably brought the cream with Popbar and the boogie with resident DJs Toppings and Bongomann. The DJ lineup was completed with the Revision Music trio; RAH, RTJ and Senja. Couldn't have been more perfect.

We brought a selection of records, books and magazines to the affair and had such a fun time with the kindest people and the friendliest vibes. Smiles for miles. Watch this space and be sure to join us at the next one! For now, here are some snaps, courtesy of Debbie Y:

















Buro 24/7: Where to find Vinyl in Singapore

Buro 24/7: Where to find Vinyl in Singapore

"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.

The Analog Vault, #02-10, Esplanade Mall, 8 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039802."

The Analog Room OutIn 007 with Intriguant | 30th June 2018, Saturday

The Analog Room OutIn 007 with Intriguant | 30th June 2018, Saturday

The Analog Room's intimate OutIn series returns this June with a solo live set from Singapore-based electronic beatsmith Intriguant. Join us as he improvises over tracks from "Recluse" as well as more unreleased material on Saturday, June 30, 5 to 6 p.m.

Intriguant has been having quite a year since the release of his full-length debut “Recluse” in 2017, collaborating with a slew of musicians and visual artists on impressive projects such as Temporal and iLight Marina Bay. OutIn has him in a much cosier setting, so come hang out, enjoy great music, complimentary drinks and excellent vinyl offerings.

About Intriguant:
Intriguant is a Singapore-based electronic music producer and DJ. Inspired by the human perception of environments, He used textural sounds recorded through the years, and backed them with syncopated beats, fusing the physical with the spiritual.

He released his debut EP Ellipse on the Syndicate label in 2014. Ellipse found Intriguant acclaim with critics spanning Israel, Slovakia, and the US. For the title track off the EP, He collaborated with label mate Brandon Tay to produce a music video that found favour with respected music magazine, The Fader (NYC).

 

Intriguant Recluse Album Vinyl Singapore

 

Intriguant Recluse Album Vinyl Singapore

His debut full-length album, “Recluse” was released in 2017 under the Singapore-based audiovisual label, Syndicate with acclaim from a global audience (ranging from USA, UK, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Manila (PH)). Featuring other artists from Singapore, the album as an entity explores the notion of loneliness and self-discovery.

Recluse was mastered by Conrad Magabo at Cosmic Zoo, Los Angeles. For his contribution to film, theatre and art installation include Uniqlo Singapore in-store Music, Singapore Inside Out: Tokyo and I Light Festival 2018. He has shared the stage with luminaries such as Thomas Schumacher (GER), Teebs, Flying Lotus (Brainfeeder, USA), Homeboy Sandman, Samiyam (Stones Throw Records, USA) and Daddy Kev, D-Styles (Low End Theory LA, USA). He has also performed at music festivals including St. Jerome Laneway Festival and SingJazz Festival.

About The Analog Room by The Analog Vault:
The Analog Room is the new retail and event space concept by the team behind The Analog Vault. In addition to providing for the expansion of The Analog Vault’s existing retail space, The Analog Room features a superlative analog sound system, DJ console, and whisky tasting bar. It plays host to a plethora of events, such as its monthly in-store performance series 'OutIn', audiophile listening events, DJ sessions, music education workshops, and whisky tasting events. The Analog Room is situated at #02-10 in the Esplanade Mall, just adjacent to The Analog Vault.

About The Analog Vault:
Founded in 2015, The Analog Vault has become one of the go-to places for jazz, audiophile, hip-hop, electronic music, and indie aficionados alike in Singapore. The team behind The Analog Vault are ardent champions of the analog music culture, and strongly believe that listening to music on vinyl via an analog sound system is one of the best ways to enjoy good music. Our goal is to establish The Analog Vault to be Asia’s leading proponent of analog music culture and fine music, as well as Asia’s leading retailer of vinyl records.

About OutIn:
OutIn is The Analog Room’s signature in-store live performance series for progressive, challenging and relevant underground music of all genres and localities. We invite DJs and musicians who are pushing new sounds and concepts and provide a music and broadcasting avenue for their creativity and artistic expression.

The Analog Room OutIn 006 with Hanging Up The Moon | 19th May 2018

The Analog Room OutIn 006 with Hanging Up The Moon | 19th May 2018

The Analog Room's in-store live performance series OutIn is happening on 19 May (Saturday), 5 to 6 p.m., this time with a rare solo acoustic set and vinyl record signing session by Hanging Up The Moon (HUTM). Join us for an intimate lead-up to the official launch of HUTM's well-received fourth and latest album, “It’s All Here Somewhere”, happening on 27 July at the Esplanade Recital Studio. Complimentary drinks, courtesy of The Analog Vault. Admission is free.


About the album:

"In typical fashion, Sean Lam explores the deeply personal in Hanging Up The Moon’s fourth and latest album. Just like nothing that happens is ever lost if you hold it in your mind, “It’s All Here Somewhere” is a repository of poignant memories, unspoken fears, faltering hope.


Sean is joined once again by long-time collaborators Alexius Cai, Dean Aziz and Victor Low. “It’s All Here Somewhere” also features Darren Ng (SONICBRAT) and Andy Chia (SA) on selected tracks." — https://www.hangingupthemoon.com

About Hanging Up The Moon:

Hanging Up The Moon started off as the solo project of Sean Lam, ex-frontman of Concave Scream, one of Singapore's pioneer indie bands. Recorded entirely in his study in the wee hours of the morning, the self-titled debut album was a stripped-down affair, its quiet sound captivating both critics and listeners alike.
In the albums that followed, Hanging Up The Moon explored different soundscapes with the help of good friends and fellow veterans of the local music scene: Alexius Cai (Piblokto), Dean Aziz (Concave Scream), Leslie Low (The Observatory) and Victor Low (Affixen).

The band has since released 2 vinyl LPs and is currently preparing for the launch of "It's All Here Somewhere", Hanging Up The Moon's fourth and latest album. Just like nothing that happens is ever lost if you hold it in your mind, "It's All Here Somewhere" is a repository of poignant memories, unspoken fears, faltering hope.

Sean is joined once again by long-time collaborators Alexius Cai, Dean Aziz and Victor Low. "It's All Here Somewhere" also features Darren Ng (SONICBRAT) and Andy Chia (SA) on selected tracks.

About The Analog Room by The Analog Vault:
The Analog Room is the new retail and event space concept by the team behind The Analog Vault. In addition to providing for the expansion of The Analog Vault’s existing retail space, The Analog Room features a superlative analog sound system, DJ console, and whisky tasting bar. It plays host to a plethora of events, such as its monthly in-store performance series 'OutIn', audiophile listening events, DJ sessions, music education workshops, and whisky tasting events. The Analog Room is situated at #02-10 in the Esplanade Mall, just adjacent to The Analog Vault.

About The Analog Vault:
Founded in 2015, The Analog Vault has become one of the go-to places for jazz, audiophile, hip-hop, electronic music, and indie aficionados alike in Singapore. The team behind The Analog Vault are ardent champions of the analog music culture, and strongly believe that listening to music on vinyl via an analog sound system is one of the best ways to enjoy good music. Our goal is to establish The Analog Vault to be Asia’s leading proponent of analog music culture and fine music, as well as Asia’s leading retailer of vinyl records.

About OutIn:
OutIn is The Analog Room’s signature in-store live performance series for progressive, challenging and relevant underground music of all genres and localities. We invite DJs and musicians who are pushing new sounds and concepts and provide a music and broadcasting avenue for their creativity and artistic expression.

The Analog Assembly 2018

The Analog Assembly 2018

Dear all, thank you for making The Analog Assembly 2018 at the Intermission Bar / The Projector Singapore a huge success! We saw many familiar faces, as well as many new ones. We hope you guys got some good records and made new friends! We're happy to see how quick the community of analog music enthusiasts has grown and we can't wait to be back again next year.  Till next time, The Analog Assembly team.

More pictures here.

The Analog Assembly 2018 | Singapore | Intermission Bar | The Projector | Vinyl Record Fair

The Analog Assembly 2018 | Singapore | Intermission Bar | The Projector | Vinyl Record Fair

The Analog Assembly 2018 | Singapore | Intermission Bar | The Projector | Vinyl Record Fair

The Analog Assembly 2018 | Singapore | Intermission Bar | The Projector | Vinyl Record Fair

The Analog Assembly 2018 | Singapore | Intermission Bar | The Projector | Vinyl Record Fair

The Analog Assembly 2018 | Singapore | Intermission Bar | The Projector | Vinyl Record Fair

The Analog Assembly 2018 | Singapore | Intermission Bar | The Projector | Vinyl Record Fair | Candy Says DJ

The Analog Assembly 2018 | Singapore | Intermission Bar | The Projector | Vinyl Record Fair | Candy Says DJ

The Analog Assembly 2018 | Singapore | Intermission Bar | The Projector | Vinyl Record Fair

The Analog Assembly 2018 | Singapore | Intermission Bar | The Projector | Vinyl Record Fair

The Analog Assembly 2018 | Singapore | Intermission Bar | The Projector | Vinyl Record Fair

The Analog Assembly 2018 | Singapore | Intermission Bar | The Projector | Vinyl Record Fair

About The Analog Assembly:

Based in Singapore, the Analog Assembly was established in 2015 as an organizer of pop-up events that aims to champion the analog music culture, and provide forums for the meeting of like-minded analog music aficionados.

About The Analog Assembly 2018 :

Singapore, 31st March 2018 — Get ready for a day of live DJ sets, high fidelity tunes on wax, and vinyl crate-digging through thousands of used and new records, as The Analog Assembly returns for its third reiteration this month at The Projector.

The vinyl buy/sell/trade fair, The X∆ (“The X-Change”), will commence at 2 p.m., featuring thousands of vinyl records, CDs, cassettes and music magazines for sale. 

Continuing from the success of past Assemblies (in 2015 and 2016), The Analog Assembly's 3rd edition will play host to eclectic lineup of vendors made up of ardent analog music aficionados, stalwarts of the Singapore music scene, as well as renowned vinyl record retailers.

Meet our vendors from music publications and local record labels, along with young and budding DJs and avid record collectors who will be trading vinyl records in a plethora of genres that reflect their unique personalities. A curated selection of established Singapore vinyl dealers including The Analog VaultFor The RecordSurface Noise, and record label Ujikaji Records as well as books collector The Arkhivist will be putting up their own music collections for sale too.

As The X∆ commences at 2 p.m., grab a coffee or drink at Intermission Bar - at The Projector and enjoy live DJ sets by Candy Says and Ramesh Krishnan.

From 2 to 5 p.m., The Analog Assembly will kick off with a live DJ set byCandy Says, formerly a part of indie collective 4imaginaryboys. The DJ twosome has played for music festivals, clubs and bars, and their often-dusted records cover alternative rock, indie electronica, shoegaze, folk, punk, post-punk, and the occasional Kanye. 

Taking over the decks at 5 to 7 p.m., is Ramesh Krishnan, a true connoisseur of quality beats who not only shares his love for music through his own podcast – Meshradio, but has also earned the reputation as being one of the most respected and multifaceted DJs in Singapore. Having helmed residencies at many major clubs and throwing it down with the best in the world, and armed with a cache of rare tracks and floor fillers, witness him weave seamlessly through genres from jazz and boogie to tech house and even drum and bass with artistic ease.

"Full Circle - The vinyl revival looks set to stay with new record shops heating up the local music retail scene" / article by Business Times Singapore

"In just two years, The Analog Vault has sealed its reputation for carrying the finest selection of jazz, hip hop and electronica titles. ... With The Analog Room, we want to provide our customers with a more interesting retail experience, and to provide a platform for customers to engage with music, the artists, and analog culture at a deeper and more meaningful level."

Read the article in full here

Launch of The Analog Room / 26th August 2017

Launch of The Analog Room / 26th August 2017

This Saturday 26th August 2017 sees the soft launch of our new retail + event space concept The Analog Room.

Our doors open at 1pm to the public - come by for some great live and DJ music, excellent vinyl offerings and deals, door gifts + free beer (while stocks last). 

At 4pm, we will have dream-pop indie band Sobs perform a short lo-fi set at our store. We are liking their debut EP Catflap very much. Check it out here.

At 7pm, we will have the cool cats from the Darker Than Wax collective spin their distinctive electronic sounds at our store.

(Ps. We heard that Leslie Low of The Observatory will be playing 5.30pm / 6.30pm / 7.30pm sets at the Esplanade Concourse, so you catch him there as well.)

About The Analog Room:
The Analog Room is the new retail and event space concept by the team behind The Analog Vault. In addition to providing for the expansion of The Analog Vault’s existing retail space, The Analog Room features a superlative analog sound system, DJ console, and whisky tasting bar, and is expected to play host to audiophile listening events, DJ sessions, music education workshops, and whisky tasting events. The Analog Room is located at #02-10 in the Esplanade Mall, just adjacent to The Analog Vault.

The Analog Room at the Esplanade

The Analog Room at the Esplanade

About The Analog Vault:
Founded in 2015, The Analog Vault has become one of the go-to places for jazz, audiophile, hip-hop, electronica, and indie aficionados alike in Singapore. The team behind The Analog Vault are ardent champions of the analog music culture, and strongly believe that listening to music on vinyl via an analog sound system is one of the best ways to enjoy good music. Our goal is to establish The Analog Vault to be Asia’s leading proponent of analog music culture and fine music, as well as Asia’s leading retailer of vinyl records.

About Sobs:
From local record label Middle Class Cigars, Sobs is a Singapore-based bedroom pop outfit born out of a fondness for off-kilter and playful melodies, Sobs embodies a kitsch, yet instantly relatable charm through honest, straightforward and quintessentially pop songwriting. Driven by snappy, gleaming guitar lines and unassuming yet endearing vocal delivery, their songs tell everyday stories steeped in a characteristically lo-fi fashion.

http://sobs.bandcamp.com/
Sobs
Middle Class Cigars

About Darker Than Wax:
Darker Than Wax are an electronic music label based from the island of Singapore, breaking all bounds and grounds progressing the music scene in their city and influencing globally. They have been tirelessly pushing for diversity in music, proving that categories in music are totally irrelevant and through a growing stable of international artists and selectors, they continue to grow from strength to strength.

http://www.darkerthanwax.com/
Darker Than Wax

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