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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."

"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