Analog Love [Blu-ray]
(Henry Rollins, Jennifer Finch, Mark Ramos Nishita, Jimmy Urine, Chantal Claret, et al / Blu-ray / NR / 2021 / Passion River Films)
Overview: Do you remember sharing your feelings with someone through a “mix tape?” Analog Love is a joyful look at why this ritual of communication through music still continues to be so meaningful.
With the insights of Henry Rollins, Money Mark (Beastie Boys), Kim Shattuck (The Muffs), Jennifer Finch (L7), Jimmy Urine (Mindless Self Indulgence), Chantal Claret, Jude “Rude Jude” Angelini, Zernell Gillie (Grimy!), Mona Lisa Murray, Christian James Hand (The Session) and many more, we’ll get to the bottom of the long-lost art of the mix tape!
Blu-ray Verdict: Believe me when I say that Analog Love hits all the right nostalgia buttons and also inspires you to reclaim the music that makes you who you are.
An inspirational dream for any child who grew up in the analog era, Analog Love (which runs at a delicious 90 minutes) is, simply put, a must-see documentary from Passion River Films.
Listening to people talk about something they love at a deeply personal level is always a treat, but listening to Henry Rollins talk about music and mixtapes is just so damn intoxicating.
And he is not alone as there are a whole host of other known music lovers interviewed here that equally as cool to listen to, in their own unique ways, of course.
I simply cannot stress enough that Analog Love is a quite wondrous documentary chock full of heart, overflowing with heartfelt, genuine and honestly sincere love for analog, in general, and it is sure to put a big smile on your face from the moment it opens.
Indeed, as Henry Rollins himself says, A mix tape is utilizing the finite amount of minutes to define a musical, emotional environment, where you can put it on and go through your past, your future, your present in a way that is emotionally poignant.
The direction is tight, the cuts made smoothly, the documentary itself very well paced and thus now having watched it twice (back-to-back, nonetheless), I can reveal I am off to spend my weekend making my very own new Spotify playlists (aka mix tapes!). This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Extended Tour of Henry Rollins tape collection
Jennifer Finch on her photography work
Deleted Scene on Soundtracks
Music Videos from Jonah Matranga, Chantal Claret, Radius Etc, and more!