Tue. Jul. 16, 2019

mp3 versus vinyl: how do you feel It?

Life is nothing but a reputedly plurisensorial experience. With each of us suffering from what is definitely considered a handicap. This whenever coming to lose one (or a few) of our senses for a reason or another. That seems the case though, speaking of so many domains in today’s environment. Let’s have a look at an mp3 (*) for instance. Then you let us know what you think…

 Feel It?!?What a greater experience than being able to both see, hear, smell, feel what we’re doin’ from an instant to another. With so much troubles occurring as soon as we lose one of our senses!!! Of course, hearing is quintessential as far as listening to music is concerned. But is it enough??? This is nevertheless the situation we’re facing with the ongoing process of dematerialization of the object. Then its progressive replacement by digital formats. In other words, most likely the mp3 in regards to music. With the latter per definition not associated anymore – unlike the vinyls and the CD’s to a lesser extend – to any form of visual such as artwork and the credits that come with.

This no doubt may appear at times as a problem for the nowadays DJ’s. This while dealing with endless lists of files they would grab from their devices, with no other indication remaining available but the titles of them. But also, and on a longer run – unless one has created the situation on purpose – for each of us. Thus reducing to almost zero the amount of elements that could help us acquiring a better understanding as to where the music we’re listening to is coming from…

Of course, and don’t get me wrong, the incredible evolution of technology has allowed us to do things we couldn’t achieve not so long ago. But, like it or not, an mp3 file will never surpass the feeling you get from a vinyl. From the moment we used to talk and eventually socialize with a record seller or a connoisseur at the time. To the fact of holding it and looking at its artwork. But also checking the credits one should see as the equivalent to nowadays’ tags. Then playing it while taking advantage of the huge superiority it offers in terms of sound spectrum and its inherent warmth. And even more at the end considering the fact that they’re meant to apply to different environment. With computerized devices for the first, and real audio ones for the second…

When comin’ to listen to music, I can’t help myself associating it to images. And, by that, using the potential of my own senses. Same whenever reading a book or enjoying a meal with its specialties suggesting landscapes. I couldn’t get into a glass of wine without smelling its bouquet and eventually think as to where it’s coming from. How it has been assembled and who’s done it. As many things relative to the power of transportation which is exactly what makes certain experiences so unique. Don’t you think???

Editorials – mp3 versus vinyl: how do you feel It?

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Once upon a time the Revolution: Keep it coming!

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