Record Store Day: the furrow of a life that resumes
Paris (AFP) - The Disquaire Day, the festival of independent record stores, is scheduled for Saturday, "when life seems to start again," blows its organizer Pascal Bussy, while the sector has suffered from closings imposed by the health crisis.
To celebrate its tenth anniversary, this event is divided this year into four sections, on June 20, August 29, September 26 and October 24.underlines for AFP Pascal Bussy, also director of Calif (Club action of labels and independent French record stores).
Just after the deconfinement in mid-May, the official noted a "consumption vault, as if the disc was a product of first necessity".But the time is now on the balance sheet, gloomy for some."Now we hear -40%, -50%, -60% in loss of turnover compared to the same period last year ", he laments.Hence the importance of the day on Saturday, to generate "curiosity and envy".
"The idea is to have fun, for yourself, to support record stores, to support culture.With beautiful, what could be sexier than vinyl?", Insists AFP Etienne Daho, sponsor of the event, which brings together 160 independent record stores.
Among the 150 references released for the occasion (full list on www.disquaireday.fr), Etienne Daho also delivers "Surf", a sumptuous collection of covers."It's a magnificent record, it's the soundtrack of deconfinement, of this resumed life, a concentrate of the influences of Etienne Daho, from Californian music to electro ", depicts Pascal Bussy.
While Bob Dylan is back in the news this week with his 39th studio album, Disquaire Day winks at him with an edition of "The Freewheelin '", his 2nd opus, with the famous cover, he and his muse of the time walking in Greenwich Village.But in its hexagonal version, the work is renamed "+ Freewheel + (laughs) because we used to give French names to the records", says Pascal Bussy.'one of the attractions of vinyl, the cover, "this almost sensual object", as the organizer of Disquaire Day says.
Posted Date: 2020-07-08