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Early Recording Sessions, Louis Rastelli

EARLY RECORDING SESSIONS (sidebar)

Louis Rastelli

From Vol. 2, No. 4

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Sound and Revolution

SOUND AND REVOLUTION

From Vol. 2, No. 4
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Talking with Morris Apelbaum of Montreal’s Silent Sound Studio

Talking with Morris Apelbaum of Montreal’s Silent Sound Studio

Morris Apelbaum has been involved in recording Montreal (and other) music for decades. I think I first saw his name on a record sleeve when I was about 13, on the debut single by local punks The Asexuals (on OG Records. Still sounds good 20 years later!) His basement Silent Sound Studio on Clark St. in the Plateau was one of those places where so much local music was recorded, you couldn’t possibly list all the bands that passed through it.

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HISTORY OF THE RECORD INDUSTRY PART 2

HISTORY OF THE RECORD INDUSTRY PART 2
1920s to 1950s: Independent labels, Radio, and the Battle of the Speeds
by Louis Rastelli
From Vol. 3 No. 1, 2004
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a look at major labels from inside and out Interview with Louise Burns

MAJOR BULLSHIT
a look at major labels from inside and out
Interview with Louise Burns by Louis Rastelli
From Vol. 3 No. 1, 2004
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Alien8 Records Interview by Louis Rastelli

Alien8 Records
Interview by Louis Rastelli
From Vol. 3 No. 1, 2004
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Kranky Records Interview by Louis Rastelli

Kranky Records
Interview by Louis Rastelli
From Vol. 3 No. 1, 2004
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G7 Welcoming Committee Interview by Louis Rastelli

G7 Welcoming Committee
Interview by Louis Rastelli
From Vol. 3 No. 1, 2004
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Grenadine Records Interview by Louis Rastelli

Grenadine Records
Interview by Louis Rastelli
From Vol. 3 No. 1, 2004
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Endearing Records Interview by Louis Rastelli

Endearing Records
Interview by Louis Rastelli
From Vol. 3 No. 1
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Dischord Records Interview by Louis Rastelli

Dischord
Interview by Louis Rastelli
From Vol. 3 No. 1
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Special Section on Independent Labels

Special Section on Independent Labels
From Vol. 3 No. 1, 2004
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Union Records Interview by Louis Rastelli

Union Records
Interview with label head and Planet Smasher Matt Collyer
by Louis Rastelli
From Vol. 3 No. 1

One summer evening in 2004, I met up with Matt Collyer at Miami Bar in Montreal, founder of Stomp Records (now Union Records Group) and founding member of The Planet Smashers. He was between stops on the band’s big 10th anniversary tour, and we spoke about how his label got started, how it’s managed to make it through some rough spots, and how it’s trying to meet the recent challenges to the industry.
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SHEET MUSIC, PLAYER PIANOS AND TIN PAN ALLEY

Sheet Music, Player Pianos and Tin Pan Alley
by Louis Rastelli Vol. 3 No. 1 2004
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PAST VISIONS OF THE FUTURE OF SOUND RECORDING

By Louis Rastelli
From Vol. 2 No. 4, 2003

An 1886 Harper’s magazine article (quoted elsewhere here) correctly predicts that as sound quality improves, this “graphophone” could be used for music and allow just about anyone to hear the famous singers in their own homes. (more…)

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