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Eric James S.

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Brooklyn, NY

Member since:

July 24, 2012

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What do you love the most about vinyl records?

Honestly, the charm in just being able to hold and feel the music. I'm not going to say that vinyl has a better sound (because to be honest, I have a tough time being able to tell), but I personally enjoy the warmness of the experience. Growing up in a digital age and having music be available at the click of a mouse never forced me to put that much value in the record experience. But since I started collecting vinyl, it really made me aware of all the work and time it takes to put a record together. Just that physical nature--holding the black disc in your hands--does so much for the listening experience.

How long have you been collecting records?

Since 2009, when I got my first record player. I inherited a lot of LPs from my dad, so my collection is full of some great, old hippy stuff, but I've bought about half of it myself. My collection now probably runs between 200 and 300.

What type of music do you collect on vinyl?

Anything that I can afford to, really. I try to buy at least one record a month. I've found myself attracted to new indie rock, but also hip hop. Because I'm still relatively new and learning, I'm pretty open.

Introduction

I'm Eric Sundermann. I'm a music journalist, and I fell in love with vinyl when I was in college and my dad found my grandma's old record player in her basement, after she passed away. It quickly became my favorite way to listen to music.


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