In recent years the In Deep Music Archive has grown into a huge eclectic library. Spending hours and hours in record stores has increased the range and amount of records that appear in the collection but it has also grown due to generous donations of records from labels, lofts and from those who simply need the room in the house. So in conjunction with the opening of this site we are actively looking for a new premises for the archive as we also desperately need more room but at the same time wish to grow into a treasured and extensive archive for posterity.
To move such a massive (and heavy) collection is going to take some muscle and some money so we do not want to have to move too often. The collection will have been in Cornwall now for a little longer than 6 years and we have seen the room shrink as the record collection grows. We have also concluded that this collection may be better served in a city where more people can visit. We would consider moving the archive anywhere that it can work as the coolest museum of music in the world. Should anyone have any ideas about the best location for this project (or if you own a big empty building somewhere in Europe) please feel free to get in touch. I am currently in Sweden working on the MOAT project and would be happy for this archive to be opened in Stockholm. Perhaps even next door to the Abba museum? I am willing to imagine this project anywhere.
As far as collecting records, we buy what we can afford and try to have as many as we can sent to us from labels but we have our own massive list of missing pieces from all genres both rare and recent from Jazz to simple contemporary pop. So we encourage everyone to send us CD, vinyl, cassette, 8 track, all formats as well as music books, posters, programmes, concert tickets, memorabilia and anything else that fits. In the future we would also like to have some kind of youth music program so young people could come to us as a cultural centre and leave having learnt to play an instrument.
If you would like to donate music, please send us a note so we can discuss details.
We also gratefully accept financial contributions. Any amount is appreciated and can be sent via Paypal.
If you would like to support us with premises, contact us through the site.
Thank you in advance, everything goes back into the archive…even me eventually.
In Deep would like to thank the following for their donations:
Michael Hurn, Steven Koontz, Liz Tyrrell, Todd Meehan, Jane Cox, Russel Greig, Jeff Rougvie Ryko USA, Robert Rankin Walker, Kieran Connelly, Ben Shprits, Ricky Maymi, Jim Neil, David Fricke, Vivien Goldman, Dan Charleston, Richard Chamberlain, Trevor Boyd, Raoul Graf, Hugues De Portzamparc, Steve Hammonds, Marc Beard, Rob Corich, Rachel Gutek, Rob Caiger, Michael Piper, Nigel Cornwall, Dare Mason and Sarah, Olivier Caillart, Carlo Van Putten, Lars Bremen, Laeticia Rodriguez, Anders Lundquist, Melanie and Ed Rogers, Delphine Blue, Dean Prescott, Julianne Regan, Craig Manchester, Andy Cousin, Mark Price, Sue Campbell, Reid, Des Creagh, Paul Vazquez, Richard Searby-Bates, Ricky Maymi, Dean Brown, John K, Scott Schinder, Glenn Leichardt, Nick Leese, Derek Timbrell, Steve and Sarah Nash, Deanne Marchant, Thor Arne-Brekke, Brian Hutton, Terje Pedersen at Warners Norway, Barbara Mitchell, Vicky Vogiatzoglou, EMI Australia, Kym Louise, Alan Robinson, Anette Collins Vordahl at Cooking Vinyl UK, Frank Donnelly, Stuart Coupe, Glen A. Baker, Geoff Wilson, Grant McClennan, Belen and Miguel, Juan Ferrara, Mike Barone, James Bellesini, Monica McMahon, Warren Costello/Paul Costello/Anita Lascaridis at Liberation Music Australia, Noelia in Argentina, Marc Geiger, Stefan Kery at Subliminal Sounds, Beche at Country and Eastern, Jemal Wade Hines, Ryan and Ryan, Martin Penzance, Kate and Jamie Penzance, Pepe in Buenos Aires , Lars Tengroth and John Cloud at Playground Music Scandinavia, Göran Petterson at Brus And Knaster