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The Vinyl Hole's primary focus is to share, educate, and introduce alternative music. From analog to digital formats, we want to transmit our passion and celebrate our endless appreciation of music through reviews, interviews, articles, tips, advice, and so much more.   

 

We keep our mission very simple.

THE VINYL HOLE IS...

The Vinyl Hole Is...

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Derek Howie

Author 

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Andrea Coloma

Lead Editor, Author, Content Creator, Graphic Designer  

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Gonzalo Ventura Iglesias 

Contributor 

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(Live And Experimental Recordings 1971-1972)

Andrea first developed an interest in music through CDs at the age of 13, exploring various music genres before settling on collecting alternative music such as Post-punk, Punk, New Wave, Metal, and their subgenres. When she turned 17, she became intrigued by vinyl records and gradually transitioned to collecting them, significantly influencing her musical taste. Her initial vinyl purchases were Sun Ra's "Lanquidity" (1978) and Aphex Twin's "...I Care Because of You." (1995), leading her to put her CD collecting on hold.

At present, Andrea has amassed a diverse collection of genres, including Shoegaze, Dream Pop, Electronica, IDM, Experimental, Psychedelic, EBM, Punk, Post-punk, New Wave, Ambient, Noise, Indie, Space Rock, Synth-pop, No Wave, Free Jazz, Industrial, and Sludge/Doom Metal in both vinyl and CDs.

Some of her favorite artists in her collection are Cocteau Twins, Coil, Ween, The Residents, Spacemen 3, Silvania, Kitchens of Distinction, Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, Suicide, My Bloody Valentine, Tuxedomoon, Bourbonese Qualk, Severed Heads, Les Rallizes Dénudés, and Cabaret Voltaire.

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Derek holding The Horrors -  Higher

Derek holding The Horrors - Higher

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Derek has been a music fan from the age of 10-years old. Since then, he has been a consumer and collector of all manner of alternative music over the subsequent 35-years. The mainstays of his collection being Aphex Twin, The Stone Roses, and Chapterhouse, alongside other pre-millennial favourites The Future Sound of London, Nirvana, The Orb, Spacemen 3, and Therapy?. 

His passion for acts of the 1990s certainly hasn’t blinkered his views towards future music. As a “completist,” his near-full discographies of bands such as 65daysofstatic and Kasabian, as well as a large cache of releases by The Amorphous Androgynous, DJ Shadow, The Horrors, and The Music, adorn his specifically curated collection.

Despite being a progressive music fan, if you look hard enough through the thousands of photos he has shared on his Instagram blog Audioidua or the Facebook group he created, Musicisum, you might just see a relic from the ‘70s by Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Klaus Schulze, or Tangerine Dream.

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Gonzalo is the most recent addition to the Vinyl Hole. His first contribution to the Vinyl Hole was with a review of his Chrome copy "Chromosome Damage" on vinyl.

He is a lover of experimental and undefined sounds such as Abstract, Ambient, Avant-garde, Dream Pop, Drone, EBM, Ethereal, IDM, Industrial, Power Electronics, Psychedelic, Shoegaze, and other styles/subgenres. He originally started collecting CDs, making this his favorite format. But has now returned to collecting vinyl records. 

In the past, Gonzalo was part of musical projects related to Hardcore and Sludge. Now he makes music under the name of GVI, experimenting with sounds between noise and lo-fi.

He actively listens to Bowery Electric, Bruce Haack, Crash Worship, John Zorn, Los Natas, Mark Van Hoen, The Residents, Reynols, Tuxedomoon, Soft Machine, The Wolfgang Press, and Throbbing Gristle.

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