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Foreword

by Peter Hook (Joy Division, New Order)

When the internet became HUGE and our record sales
became small, I really started to miss vinyl records.
      I had been prepared: Tapes, 8-track cartridges,
cassettes, CDs, DAT, MiniDiscs, MP3s… everything
started to disappear.

When the internet became HUGE and our record sales became small, I really started to miss vinyl records.
      I had been prepared: Tapes, 8-track cartridges, cassettes, CDs, DAT, MiniDiscs, MP3s… everything started to disappear.

When the internet became HUGE and our record sales became small, I really started to miss vinyl records.
I had been prepared: Tapes, 8-track cartridges, cassettes, CDs, DAT, MiniDiscs, MP3s… everything started to disappear.

The sleeve notes on the records, which were so important
to me as a kid were now unreadable. Whenever I com-
plained, which was often, I was told: “We can get some
vinyl records from Germany. They still make them there!”
I was delighted to see my creations back in their
warm, black, crackly environment. I got a record player
for Christmas! It was like being re-born. Like being a child
again. Every time I put original vinyl on my heart lights up.
It is a deeply personal, almost religious experience.
Thank you Germany. Thank you, Kai Schäfer.

The sleeve notes on the records, which were so important
to me as a kid were now unreadable. Whenever I comp-
lained, which was often, I was told: “We can get some
vinyl records from Germany. They still make them there!”
      I was delighted to see my creations back in their
warm, black, crackly environment. I got a record player
for Christmas! It was like being re-born. Like being a child
again. Every time I put original vinyl on my heart lights up.
It is a deeply personal, almost religious experience.
Thank you Germany. Thank you, Kai Schäfer.

The sleeve notes on the records, which were so important to me as a kid were now unreadable.
Whenever I complained, which was often, I was told: “We can get some vinyl records from Germany. They still make them there!”
I was delighted to see my creations back in their warm, black, crackly environment.
I got a record player for Christmas! It was like being re-born. Like being a child again. Every time I put original vinyl on my heart lights up.
It is a deeply personal, almost religious experience.
Thank you Germany.
Thank you, Kai Schäfer.

Peter Hook (Joy Division, New Order)

Worldrecords

The greatest albums in music history high­lighted:
on record players that partly became legendary too.

The greatest albums in music history high­lighted: on record players that partly became legendary too.

worldrecords is meant to be a tribute to ana­log acoustic art,
an homage to the warmest, perhaps most sensitive type of
sound carrier. In a way ‐ and that makes the photo series
so special ‐ it is also a private time machi­ne to the spectator:
music as an impulse to remember bits and pieces of one’s
personal history, a release of former thoughts and feelings.
The soundtrack of your life.

worldrecords is meant to be a tribute to ana­log acoustic art, an homage to the warmest, perhaps most sensitive type of sound carrier. In a way ‐ and that makes the photo series so special ‐ it is also a private time machi­ne to the spectator:
music as an impulse to remember bits and pieces of one’s personal history, a release of former thoughts and feelings.
The soundtrack of your life.

worldrecords is meant to be a tribute to ana­log acoustic art, an homage to the warmest, perhaps most sensitive type of sound carrier. In a way ‐ and that makes the photo series so special ‐ it is also a private time machi­ne to the spectator: music as an impulse to remember bits and pieces of one’s personal history, a release of former thoughts and feelings.
The soundtrack of your life.

From a formal point of view, the precise approach down to the last detail finds its ideal expression in large format. Each groove, each label notice, each tone arm component is oversized and thus nearly tangible. The special light Kai has developed for worldre­cords contributes a great deal to make these effects real.

From a formal point of view, the precise approach down to the last detail finds its ideal expression in large format. Each groove, each label notice, each tone arm component is oversized and thus nearly tangible. The special light Kai has developed for worldre­cords contributes a great deal to make these effects real.

From a formal point of view, the precise approach down to the last detail finds its ideal expression in large format. Each groove, each label notice, each tone arm component is oversized and thus nearly tangible. The special light Kai has developed for worldre­cords contributes a great deal to make these effects real.

The photo series started in 2010 and includes today over
100 pictu­res.



The photo series started in 2010 and includes today over 100 pictu­res.

The photo series started in 2010 and includes today over 100 pictu­res.

For the record

Kai Schäfer, born 1969 in Solingen, Germany works as a photo artist.
He created the WORLDRECORDS in 2010 as an ongoing series
of highly detailed photos of vinyl on record players,
offering both the appreciation of a dedicated fan.

He lives with his partner, an interior architect,
and their son in Düsseldorf, Germany.

For the record

Kai Schäfer, born 1969 in Solingen, Germany works as a photo artist. He created the WORLDRECORDS
in 2010 as an ongoing series of highly detailed photos of vinyl on record players, offering both the appreciation of a dedicated fan.

He lives with his partner, an interior
architect, and their son in Düsseldorf, Germany.

For the record

Kai Schäfer, born 1969 in Solingen,
Germany works as a photo artist.
He created the WORLDRECORDS
in 2010 as an ongoing series of
highly detailed photos of vinyl on
record players, offering both
the appreciation of a dedicated fan.

He lives with his partner, an interior
architect, and their son in Düsseldorf,
Germany.

WORLDRECORDS on site

WORLDRECORDS
on site

WORLDRECORDS on display

WORLDRECORDS
on display

WORLDRECORDS on stage

WORLDRECORDS
on stage

WORLDRECORDS on air

WORLDRECORDS
on air

WORLDRECORDS on pages...

WORLDRECORDS
on pages...

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WORLDRECORDS - soundtrack of your life.

WORLDRECORDS - soundtrack of your life.

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