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I have to admit I just can’t find the time to endulge into music as I used to be maybe 2-3 years ago. This might have several reasons, the main one being that I now have a steady job and because of my work schedule I’m just too exhausted to put too much energy into following who put what record out and who’s on tour and what’s hot and what’s not. But every now and then there’s things that I come across and I know I have to get my hands on that one particular record. I might not think so right from the start, but the more I read about it, the more interested I get. You might as well call me victim of advertisments. (more…)

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I usually buy records because of one or two tracks on it I really like. Sometimes it’s a song I heard the band play live, sometimes it’s something I listened to on our local college radio station. But very seldomly a record stuns me for the full time it’s playing on my turntable. Now I don’t own a vast amount of records, but still I think it can be considered enough to call it a “collection”. And all those “pretentious assholes” like me know that you can’t listen to your entire collection all the time, so you pick out certain songs from certain records. So it’s pretty unusual that I listen to a record constantly for a long period of time. But that’s exactly what happened with this gem.

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Hamburg based indie label Grand Hotel Van Cleef might have been the biggest success story in German indie music over the past few years. If I remember it correctly it arose from the ashes of B.A. Records, the band-owned label which put out the records of German punkrock legend …But Alive in the 1990s. They also released some other bands, most notably The Weakerthans first two full length LP versions. (more…)

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This was a very pleasant surprise. I was searching for music and stumbled across a Greek website which offers free downloads of some long out of print or not very well known Greek bands. Now the reason I found this site is because I was looking for the records of Free Yourself. I own all their stuff on vinyl but while moving with the flow of time it’s rather inconvenient to carry around a portable record player. (more…)

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There are some records I haven’t listened to in quite some time and there are numerous reasons why I didn’t do so. Some I just found boring after some time, some I simply forgot. Some, well, I really don’t know why I didn’t listen to those. (more…)

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