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Your Past Will Come Back To Haunt You: Omnivore and Dust To Digital - Two Record Labels That Matter

By Published: October 9, 2012
This is the type of thing for which DTD has no peers. Ledbetter got hooked onto a series of elaborately packaged homemade tapes of old and exotic 78's (Asian opera, religious chants etc). He offered the compilers—Rob Millis and Jeffery Taylor—the opportunity to do what he called "a deluxe version of the Victrola Favorites tapes," and they bit. The resulting package is a gorgeous 144 page hardbound book of 78 sleeves, ads, and other beautiful record ephemera housing a two disc set that is a stream of sonic conscience study in 78 rpm worldwide exotica. I've never heard or seen anything like it. I've given out several as gifts, and they're always received ecstatically. It's less a CD set than an art object, in the best way.


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