My personal pleasure of Bandcamp is buying downloads of cassettes and putting them on my phone. A phone is shaped exactly like a cassette, and the sound I expect out of it is no better than I expect out of a cassette. I feel it’s like a perfect marriage of analog/digital to me. I just love it. Also, my cassette deck broke, and the price I got quoted for repairing it was like, “No, I’m done. I’m just going to listen to cassettes on my phone. I’m happy with it.”
Damon Krukowski, author of The New Analog: Listening and Reconnecting in a Digital World, and founding member of Galaxy 500, on why he loves Bandcamp.