Listening To The Wind: Encounters With 21st Century Independent Record Labels
"If theres a cultural artefact capable of withstanding the vagaries and fickleness of the digital age as well as the printed book, its the vinyl record . . .
In Listening to the Wind, Ian Preece (editor, and co-author of In The Heyday of The Football Annual) sets out on an international road trip to capture the essence of life for independent record labels operating in the twenty-first century. Despite it all from algorithms and streaming to the death of the high street and the gutting of the music press releasing a record to serve its own beautiful purpose, as 4ADs Ivo Watts Russell once said, is a flame that still burns through these pages. With countless labels, albums and artists to be discovered, this book is for those who share that inextinguishable love for music.
Features extensive, original interviews with the likes of Analog Africa, Light in the Attic, Thrill Jockey, International Anthem, Dust-to-Digital, Pressure Sounds, Heavenly, Touch, Mississippi, Sublime Frequencies and more! [like Japan Blues for instance] "
"you can't help warming to his anti-populist folly, and soon acquire a shopping list as long as your arm" **** Mojo
"A garrulous, engaging and deeply informed travelogue" The Wire