Matt Fulkerson

Articles by Matt Fulkerson

Interview with Thomas Fehlmann of The Orb

If you haven’t noticed recently, we talk a lot about our love of ambient music.  The internet is bursting with endless lists, stores are bleeding with perpetual re-issues, and arguments sprout from our never-quenching thirst for that ambient magic that continues to evolve, only bringing more attention and respect to the original artists who paved […]

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Do We Need More Vinyl Presses?

Vinyl Presses

We Discogians sure do love our vinyl. Day after day, week after week, and year after year, we are constantly reminded that more and more people of all ages become entranced and taken in by the allure of pulling out a glorious slab of wax and throwing it down on the turntable. Hell, some people don’t even […]

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Cogs/Countercogs: Debating The Biggest Albums Of 1991

Part of the joy of working at Discogs is being exposed to all kinds of music we would normally not bother with. No matter how much we think we know about music, after a few conversations with co-workers we all realize how sheltered our musical worlds really are. We patiently tolerate each other’s tastes and pretend we […]

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Essential Records: A Look Back At 1991

When considering all of the massive sea changes in music over the past 25 years, it’s hard to keep a mental note of the many records that have come along that helped form the landscape.  Trends and genres have slowly been created and accepted into the very fabric of popular music, and what was new and […]

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The 10 Best And Worst Record Store Day Releases

Another Record Store Day is upon us.  Depending on how empty or full your glass of life is, this reality can represent many things for people.  Some will experience visions of beautiful and gloriously colored vinyl re-issues, washing over consumers like a warm 180 gram blanket of joy.  For others, it’s a horrific shit-show of […]

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Online vs. Brick And Mortar Record Shops

Online vs Brick and Mortar

As a veteran record buyer, times have changed quite a bit from when I first started dabbling in vinyl digging.  Gone are the days of trekking into the city in my 1974 Audi Fox to wander aimlessly through stinky record shelves in hopes of finding gems that were actually affordable.  Tracking records down in the […]

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Sam Valenti IV of Ghostly International

  Since 1999, Sam Valenti‘s Ghostly International label has become a beacon of quality.  Whether you know it or not, you’ve seen the trademark ghost logo, plastered on lap tops, notebooks, car bumpers, and any other stick-able surface you care to mention.  This ghost is a symbol of quality and abstract thought that takes pride in catering to […]

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An Interview With Melba Moore

Melba Moore

This New Year’s Eve, Discogs supports The Very Last Ultimate Disco Extravaganza, and a collection of fantastic adventures it will surely be. Collecting some of the most experienced and respected individuals in the world of disco dating back to the early 70’s, New York City will be the lucky holding place of this very special […]

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An Interview With Nicky Siano

Nicky Siano in The Gallery

This New Year’s Eve, Discogs supports The Very Last Ultimate Disco Extravaganza, and a collection of fantastic adventures it will surely be. Collecting some of the most experienced and respected individuals in the world of disco dating back to the early 70’s, New York City will be the lucky holding place of this very special […]

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Discover Label: Kranky, Ltd.

Joel vinyl Kranky, Ltd

Since 1993, Chicago’s Kranky, Ltd. has made a habit of challenging listeners with a steady output of records that are simply great, interesting, and by no means boring. Often challenging pieces of art to digest, some might say the majority of the records on Kranky fall into the electronic vein, however at the end of […]

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