Believe me, I’m not against vinyl…I have 5 crates of it!
But I’m also an engineer with a lot of background in EE, so before I proceed, let me change a critical word in my statement….from a fidelity standpoint (not sound quality, which is subjective), there is no advantage…
The main difference in perceived quality is not the vinyl itself, but rather the fact that a signal taken off of a vinyl has to go through an additional stage called a phono stage to boost it up to the 2Vrms line level (or in some pro audio applications, 7Vrms), and certain phono stages can add coloration that one can find pleasant. This phenomenon is akin to audiophiles liking vacuum tube circuits better than transistor circuits for amplifiers, even if well-designed transistor circuits have distortion that is orders of magnitude below that of vacuum tube circuits. (I’m currently building a vacuum tube headphone amp, so I may be one of those ‘loons’)
The only reason I can think of that an electronica vinyl could have an advantage is if it were mastered in the analog domain, and the vinyl was pressed directly off of the analog master copy. Given that Ott has an analog studio, this is not impossible in the case of Shpongle. Even then, it’s a competition between your phono stage and your CD player’s DAC. But I can’t imagine many electronica records are mastered in an analog studio.
Besides, I’d rather hold this view than be sad that we were deprived of juicy analog copies of two great tracks.