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Finally, it's here. I was a bit worried. I got a message saying this record was shipped more than ten days ago. It shouldn't take more than a week from England, no? Anyway, it showed up, and it's beautiful and great!

12" The KVB ‎– Fixation/White Walls Ep

Episode 012


New Episode!


+44

Yeah. I turned old. I can't believe how old I am. I decided to celebrate this by buying a few new records. What else...

LP Play Dead - Caught From Behind
LP Bad Religion - No Control
LP Bad Religion - Against The Grain
LP New Order - The Peel Sessions
2LP TM404 - Acidub
LP Millencolin - Pennbridges Pioneers
LP Millencolin - True Brew

Då som nu för alltid.

And so here it is. The last studio album by Kent. I've only spun it once today, and I can't really say anything about it. It's not bad. But I guess I'm not a big a fan as I used to be. I don't really know the last three or four albums to be honest. I have them, but I've hardly played them. I should really do that. My good buddy Fredrik got me a ticket to the last show at Tele 2 Arena. I wouldn't want to miss out on that. That should be pretty cool. I lost my CD version of The Misfits Collection II when I moved from Östermalm. It's not missing anymore...

2LP Kent - Då som nu för alltid
LP The Misfits - Walk among us
LP The Misfits - Collection II

 

NEJ!

I got this great album in the mail today. Dennis at Rundgång asked me if I ever head of Nej. I said no, and he just sent me the great album. It's like a mix of Swedish and Finnish. It's awesome. Noises post-punk at it's best.

LP NEJ - NEJ
LP Haul - Separation
LP Eagulls - Ullages

 
 
 

Ghost Dance...

My good friend Jesper has a very nice habit to introduce me to new artists. A few years ago, he introduced Ghost Dance. I picked up a super cheap compilation today.

LP Ghost Dance - Gathering Dust
LP Sveriges största singel
LP Sveriges största singel II
LP Sveriges största singel III
LP The Dolkows - Story of Robi & The Nudes

Kollaps popup store...

Yeah. Couldn't help myself...

7" Kiss The Anus Of A Black Cat ‎– Turn Hegel On His Head
7" High Functioning Flesh - Human Remains
LP Kiss The Anus Of A Black Cat ‎– An Interlude To The Outermost
LP Kiss The Anus Of A Black Cat ‎– To Live Vicariously


 

The post is here...

I was rather worried. I got my records sent to different post offices these past few weeks. Today, everything seems to be back to normal... I finally got a second copy of the new Youth Code album. The first one was fucked up by the post. Somewhere between USA and Sweden. Gibby at Dais was awesome and sent me a replacement. These guys rule...

LP Koban ‎– Abject Obsessions
LP Youth Code ‎– Commitment To Complications
12" Rendez-Vous - Distance


 
 
 

I won! For real...

I have a habit playing records every morning. Records isn't really the word for it, a record would be closer to the truth. I take a photo very morning and publish it on instagram. By doing so, I actually got chosen as a lucky winner. Vinylmusix draws a winner for every month and I got to pick a record from his stash. I chose:

2x10" Radiohead - Kid A

 
Thank you very much! 
 

Weyrd Son Records.

Got a nice package from Belgium today. They certainly know how to pack stuff. They're awesome and always add small details.

7" Drab Majesty - The Heiress / The Demon (Blue)
12" Koban - Vide
LP Charnier - Charnier (Blue)



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Dais Records.

Gibby at Dais Records, might be the coolest cat around. He saved my day. I got the new Youth Code album today. I don't know if US Postal Service or PostNord fucked up the package. Could have been the mailman who left it at the office. There was a big hole in the package. You could see the album sleeve had been ripped, and you could see there was a piece missing from the record itself. Someone obviously dropped something or stepped on it. They broke it. This record was one of the limited purple ones. I bought it on pre-order from Dais Records in the US. I had a very nice mail convo with Gibby at the label and I sent him an email, with some photos of the destroyed and demolished record. I wanted to order a new copy, and I noticed all the purple ones were sold out. He just said, if you pay the shipping cost, they would replace it. How cool is that? Seriously, HOW FUCKING COOL IS THAT? That's like super cool. I'd gladly pay the shipping to have a new, playable record. Gibby, you fuckin rule man... Thank you so much.

So, I can't really put the new Youth Code record here, because technically, I don't have a playable copy. I have a broken copy which I will chuck in the bin. Before I do that, here's a picture of what my copy looks like.
 
 
But I also got the new Västerbron today.

LP Västerbron - Till vilket pris som helst


Clearing the wantless...

I got two nice items from the UK today.

LP Placebo - Black Market Music (Gold)
LP Placebo - Meds (Pink)

 

Record Store Day 2016

So it's finally here. RSD 2016. April 15 also marks the 15th anniversary of the loss of Joey Ramone, bless his soul.

I went to Delicious Goldfish Records, Hot Records and Solna Skivbörs. I also passed Bengans in central Stockholm. I actually didn't buy any RSD-releases. Today was just my average saturday.

7" Ladomir - Inför Min Dom
12" New Order - Thieves Like Us
12" Wiseblood - Motorslug
12" Wiseblood ‎– Stumbo / Someone Drowned In My Pool
12" Curve - Frozen
LP Havoc - 319
LP Test Dept. ‎– The Unacceptable Face Of Freedom
LP Iggy Pop - Lust For Life
LP Sparks - Propaganda
LP Pete Shelley - Heaven & The Sea
LP Hüsker Dü ‎– Candy Apple Grey (Lilac)
2LP Hüsker Dü ‎– Warehouse: Songs And Stories (Green & Yellow)

 

The final Kollaps...

I thought my days at Kollaps was over. But they made a decision to clear out everything at half price. I did something I haven't done since way back when you decided to buy a record depending on the cover.

I'd say 80% of the stuff I got today, I got it weather or not the label, cover or just a basic feel for it. I don't really care if they suck or not. I made a bargin.

LP Soho Preachers - Wake up (Clear)
LP TSTI ‎– Evaluations (Grey/marble)
LP Les Invalides ‎– Au Revoir · 1978-1981
LP Les Maîtres ‎– Demos Lp
LP Necro Facility ‎– The Black Paintings
LP Parade Ground ‎– The 15th Floor
LP VA ‎– Freikörperkultur
12" Heckmann* ‎– Coldwave
12" Isinglass ‎– One 3 Four


 

Fuzz Club!

Got a great package from Fuzz Club Records today. Three albums by The Underground Youth.

LP The Underground Youth - The Perfect Enemy For God (Clear)
LP The Underground Youth - Haunted
LP The Underground Youth - Mademoiselle (White)

 
 

Close to good friday...

Yeah, it's tomorrow. We got a bonus from work, so I decided to splash out on some nice vinyl. As you do...

7" Depeche Mode ‎– Wrong (red No 8031)
12" Klinik - Fever
12" Ubangi - They came from outer space
LP Ubangi - Disco Baby
LP The Invisible Limits - Demand For Supply

 

Deathday

I can feel I've got another cold coming. Went by Kollaps. It always makes me feel a little bit better.

12" Deathday - No Future
Ich Wollte, Ich Könnte ‎– At The Gate

 

Kollaps... And a decade of thoughts.

In March, 2006, I decided to start a blog. I didn't even really know what a blog was, but I decided to try to write something everyday. I just got settled in a new country and I figured I should document it some how. I didn't realize it's a decade ago. That is just crazy. My first post was uploaded 2006-03-18 @ 20:14:49. That was 10 years ago last night. 10 years... I can't believe it.

I think I might have bought my two last records from the Kollaps Records store. A sad day indeed. They might have one or two additional items I want, but we are getting closer to the end. Life goes on.

I also met up my buddy J who finally got his new album out! Can't wait to listen to it...

LP Angaudlinn ‎– Stories From The Red Book (No 006/300.)
12" Bestial Mouths / Deathday ‎– Split
LP Deathday ‎– Deathday (Grey/white and black speckles)

 
 

Closing time...

No call for alcohol. Well, at least not for me. On March 17, 1986, Depeche Mode released Black Celebration. I still remember that day. We passed 30 years yesterday. Amazing. I also found out, Kollaps Records is closing down the store. It's a real shame, but I do understand the reasons why they decided the time had come. I've spent a lot of money in that store. I've met a bunch of great people in that store. I've spent so many hours in their store, it almost feels like a second home. Both stores that is. I'm sure gonna miss it. I know they will do a lot of stuff in the future. I wish them luck in their future endeavor. Those guys have introduced me to more than half the people I hang out with these days. I owe them a lot. Jonas and Mattias, you're fucking awesome. Both of you.Thank you for everything. I'm sure gonna miss the store. You can still buy records from them via their webshop. You should. Always support people who loves music.


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