“My mother used to wake me up with a vinyl record. It’s the first thing I remember about life. Many years have passed but vinyl records have never abandoned me. And you? Have you ever listened to a vinyl record? With its unique sound and crackling that gives you butterflies. Have you ever plunged into the colours of the sleeves artwork? Have you smelled it? Music captures a unique taste, seductive.” In “Vinylmania” the director guides us through the grooves of an object that has never lost its soul. He investigates what makes it so legendary in a world dominated by liquid music: Simple nostalgia? Possession? The search for an idenitity? A cry against the fast food music? The digital river that has no heart or soul, just ones and zeros...
From Tokyo to New York, London, Paris and Prague we meet a tribe of collectors, Djs, musicians and artists. We explore the stores where passion is transformed into fever and the factories that have resumed stamping millions of copies. Vinyl records are back!
Director of photography
Paolo Campana. Additional: Sandro Defrino, Federico Tonozzi, Joshua Weinstein
Philip Jack, W.A. Mozart, Stelvio Cipriani, Gotan Project, The Karminsky Experience, Sonny Bono, New Order, H. Palmer, Dr. No and FaKingTosh
Gabriele Bramante (consulente musicale, contenuti web, clearance diritti musicali), Julie D'Adamo (consulenza website, ricerche archivi USA/UK), Pierluigi Ollivero (avvocato), Luca Bedini e Davide Fonda (web), Giorgia Fassiano (assistente alla produzione), Marina Baldo (preparazione clip per il web), Alberto Berardo (assistenza montaggio), Igor Toniazzo
Cast and characters
Philippe Cohen Solal (Gotan Project), Winston Smith (Dead Kennedys, Green Day Record Sleeve Artist), Peter Saville (Joy Division, New Order Record Sleeve Artist) and Dj Kentaro (2002 Dmc World Dj Champion), Sanju Chiba (Elp Corp. Laser Turntable), Eddie Piller (Producer Acid Jazz/Dj), The Karminsky Experience (Dj) Jerome Sydehnam (Dj), G.Rina (Dj/Producer), Key Kobayashi (Routine Jazz/Dj), The Millionaire (Combustible Edison), Philip Jeck (Music Performer), Bob George (Arc/Archive Of Contemporary Music, New York), Rich Medina (Dj), Chriss De Gan (Collector), Daniel Binder (Record Dealer), Joel Stones (Tropicalia In Furs)
Gz (Vinyl Factory - Czech Republic), Arc/Archive Of Contemporary Music (New York) and Record Stores: Amoeba Records, 101records Store, Grooves (San Francisco), Rough Trade, Intoxica, Phonica (London), Tropicalia In Furs (New York), Disk Union (Tokyo), Binderphon (Prague), Space Hall (Berlin)
Stefano Tealdi, Elena Filippini
Lato Sensu Productions (France), ZDF/Arte (Germany-France), CinecittÃ Luce, con il supporto di MDR (Germany), YLE (Finland), Lyon TV (France)
con il sostegno del MEDIA Programme (distribution); della Film Commission Torino Piemonte e della Regione Piemonte (Piemonte Doc Film Fund
- Fondo regionale per il documentario - produzione dicembre 2009) e della Genova Liguria Film Commission.