Elodie A. Roy has a doctorate from the International Centre for Music Studies (ICMuS, Newcastle). Her work examines the material cultures of music in the twentieth-century and the relationship between cultural objects and memory in the wake of digitisation, with a focus on British independent record labels. She is the founder of a number of fanzines, including [em]Applejack[/em], and runs the cd and tape label EAR/Camera Shy records. She is now based at the Glasgow School of Art and can be contacted at E.Roy[at]gsa.ac.uk
The Day Sarah Records Died | 4 Oct 2015 // 8:30 PM
I first loved and admired Sarah Records not because it had begun, but because it had ended. It seemed to me ending things took much more courage, strength and self-discipline than beginning them.
Ubiquitous Grooves: A Vinyl Obituary | 17 May 2015 // 9:30 PM
Perhaps these days our real choice is not between buying vinyl or digital, but between listening and not listening.
'Paris at War' Is a Definitive, Though Necessarily Incomplete, Monument | 27 Oct 2015 // 1:00 AM
David Drake has revived the Nazi Occupation of France with an obsessive and impressive sense of detail.
'The Meaning of the Library' Goes Beyond Mere Bricks and Mortar | 25 Aug 2015 // 8:10 PM
Despite their apparent tidiness, libraries are also formidably entropic spaces, messy jungles, with their own undergrounds.