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Vinyl Record Lamps

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Audiophiles, check this out! Designed by Denmark-based studio Genanvendt, the LP Table Lamp creates a soft and subdued lighting, thanks not only to the records themselves (which help moderate the glow) but also to the screen of translucent material creating a cylinder around the light bulb itself. The LP Table Lamp is available in different sizes with different numbers of LPs. Purchasing information is available at This Link.

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British Pop Gods Blur to Release Blur 21: The Box Set

Blur 21 Box Set

It’s been 21 years since the release of their debut album Leisure in 1991, and due to popular demand British Pop band Blur’s body of work has been personally compiled by the band and gathered together in one box, due for release by Parlophone in North America on July 31st, 2012. Blur 21: The Box collects all seven studio albums with over 5½ hours of unreleased material, including 65 previously unreleased tracks and more than twice as many rarities, 3 DVDs, a collector’s edition book featuring rare and unseen photos and a new and exclusive interview with the band. The set also includes a special limited edition 7-inch vinyl disc featuring a track recorded under the band’s original name, Seymour. The Blur 21 box will also include a digital download code for the albums and all bonus material.

This awesome collection – which sees the first 5 albums re-mastered by Frank Arkwright in Abbey Road Studios – has been fully overseen by Graham Coxon and producer Stephen Street. Highlights of the box include early versions of tracks recorded for Leisure, bare bones early demos of the classic singles “For Tomorrow” and “Beetlebum,” previously unheard songs “Saturday Morning” and “Hope You Find Your Suburbs” and never released sessions with Bill Laswell and the legendary session with XTC’s Andy Partridge. Other rarities are “Don’t Bomb When You’re The Bomb,” “The Wassailling Song” and “Fools Day,” which appear on CD for the first time. DVD material includes Live at Alexandra Palace 1994 and Live at Wembley ‘The Singles Night’ 1999.

In addition to the 21-disc Deluxe Box Set, all 7 studio albums will be available individually, each with a second disc of b-sides, previously hard-to-find tracks and exclusive bonus material. A vinyl box set will also be released, with six of the seven albums on double-vinyl, highlighting iconic artwork and visuals from Banksy, David Shrigley and Graham Coxon among others. The vinyl box set will include a download code to access all of the bonus material digitally. Each of the 7 LPs will also be available separately on heavyweight vinyl.

Blur’s 7 studio albums are: Leisure (1991), Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993), Parklife (1994), The Great Escape (1995), Blur (1997), 13 (1999) and Think Tank (2003). For full track-listing and a complete list of all bonus material and rarities please visit www.blur.co.uk/blur21.

Wonder Lee’ s Mixed Messages Now Up at Phantom Audio


All Photos Courtesy of Frankie Velez

Bronx-based artist and poet Wonder Lee celebrated with friends and fans at the opening reception for her solo show, Mixed Messages, on Friday, September 9th at Phantom Audio. An up and comer on the New York City scene, Lee is perhaps best known for her poetry, including her upbeat and inspirational Haiku of the Day, which is available on her Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/#!/wonderlee123. As a Green artist, Mixed Messages collects 18 of Lee’s mixed-media artworks that incorporate found objects and recycled/re-purposed items (music media seems to be a favorite) with spray paint and printed word, in a collage or assemblage technique.

The messages of these works include thoughts on personal freedoms, communication and social consciousness, among other ideals dear to Lee’s personal philosophy. Not only are Lee’s sculptures and paintings vibrant and visually captivating, but they evoke a great deal of humor and thought while also being beautiful to look at. Her work is also quite affordable, being priced as reasonably as $60 up to a still affordable $800, and a Wonder Lee original would certainly set off the décor in any modern apartment, being a mix of urban meets pop art. We recommend you make the trip to see this show before it closes early next month.

Mixed Messages is on exhibit now through October 8, 2011 at Phantom Audio, Located at 48 West 25th Street (East of 6th Ave), 10th Floor in NYC. Viewings are by appointment only, so please call (212)727-0452 if you plan to stop by.

New UK Postage Stamps To Feature Rock Album Sleeve Art!

Album Stamps Blur and New Order
Blur’s Parklife and New Order’s Power, Corruption and Lies Shown Above

On January 7, 2010, Britain’s Royal Mail will launch a collector’s-minded Album Cover Stamps series featuring a set of ten 1st class stamps designed by Studio Dempsey. The remarkable series celebrates classic album covers by some of England’s most famous and enduring rock bands including Led Zeppelin, Blur, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, New Order, Pink Floyd and Primal Scream. Each stamp will be uniquely shaped, as shown in these images, adding a glimpse of a vinyl disc poking out of each record sleeve – very cool! Read more of the story behind these very rockin’ stamps at this link.

Album Stamps Stones and Bowie
Rolling Stones Let It Bleed, David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust Shown Above