This website is all about my passion Collecting. Here you will find detailed information dedicated to a number of obscure, unknown or simply excellent musicians.
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Some items which were added to my personal collection will be featured below.
Title: Join The Dots (2013)
This is a promotional copy of Toy's second album, to be released on December 9th, called Join The Dots. People are still gasping for air, because their debut was released just one year ago in September 2012. Yet they had enough inspiration to already come up with a new album and even though it sounds different from their previous one, it sounds great once again! From the 7 minute instrumental opener Conductor to the almost 10 minute closer Fall Out of Love, you are in for a lot of great tunes.
This promotional CDr is numbered on the back sleeve (dated 2nd of October) and on the disc (removed from the photo) and comes in a plastic sleeve. This copy also comes with an A4 press sheet.
2013-11-15 – 20:18hr GMT
Two miscellaneous releases for Lovelife tonight! The first one was a CD EP issued in April this year called MMXIII and was for sale during a short US tour. The second release was released only one month later on lovely vinyl, being a split 7" with The Neighbourhood with the tracks West Coast/Every Minute.
2013-11-15 – 19:04hr GMT
宇宙戦隊NOIZ released their latest single called ライカ two days ago in Japan which is the last single of their five month single campaign. The best was probably kept for last since this is arguably the best of the five singles. It once again comes as two different editions, each one containing a DVD. The big question now is: what's next? Can we maybe expect an album anytime soon?
2013-10-18 – 20:06hr GMT
I already got this item somewhere last week, but didn't felt like scanning and updating the website until now. This is a promotional CD copy of Lovelife's latest EP Stateless. Besides the unique radio edit that can be found on the disc it also comes in a slightly alternate sleeve!
2013-10-12 – 18:34hr GMT
The fourth single in a serie of five was released on the 9th of October by 宇宙戦隊NOIZ. This new single is called One Order and there are once again two different editions with different artwork and different contents on each DVD. It also seems that the Japanese shop Brand X is giving away a unique (hand-made) DVD with each order which features a short message by the band.
2013-10-07 – 19:38hr GMT
In case you missed it: Lovelife issued a new EP last week Monday called Stateless. You can buy the digital release right now but need to wait another five weeks before the 10" vinyl disc is released. Until then you can read all the details here about this new release, including info about a promotional copy and the initial, scrapped, release!
2013-09-26 – 21:34hr GMT
In case you didn't know yet... Vile Electrodes released their debut album after it's been in the making for nearly 100 years! Aptly called The Future Through A Lens, it is a stunning debut, making you want to hit the play button over and over again. The album comes as four different editions: digital, CD and two different deluxe CD editions. Check the album page for all the details. A fun fact is that the digital and CD release are different!
2013-09-15 – 09:48hr GMT
You can never get enough 宇宙戦隊NOIZ, so I'm happy to present two new additions to the website which are two concert-only CDr's, both being from 2002. The first one is CROSS which was issued in August and contains two unreleased recordings. The second disc is called room and was released in September. This song was released nine months earlier on another CDr which turns out to be a completely different recording. Check the details and scans right here!
2013-09-12 – 21:48hr GMT
We all love Mirrors so I am happy that I found a copy of this promotional CDr from Greece which features the 2010 Hamburg performance when they were the support act for OMD. Only 25 copies were apparently made.
2013-09-12 – 21:32hr GMT
宇宙戦隊NOIZ released their third new single yesterday in Japan called コロナ (Corona). It was once again released as two different editions, each one containing a different sleeve and different contents on the DVD. A funny fact that I discovered earlier today while going through the credits: it appears that each band member has written one of the new tracks and it is very likely that the remaining two singles have been written by KYO and Angel-TAKA. PRECOG was written by MASATO, パラレルマインド by KOTARO and コロナ by YAMATO. Maybe the newly recorded song on each single is a favourite of each member who wrote the main track on the single?
2013-08-24 – 10:26hr GMT
宇宙戦隊NOIZ released a new single last Wednesday in Japan called パラレルマインド (aka PARALLEL MIND). It features a new and a re-recorded track like the previous single plus two instrumental versions. You can now view the full details plus the artwork. I also added information for the single that will be released next month which will be called コロナ (aka CORONA).
2013-08-17 – 21:32hr GMT
It took a while, but I finally bought メトロノーム's mini-album LIFO about a week or so ago and it arrived earlier this week. Scans have been added today which means that high quality scans are now available for all of their albums! Next stop: their singles (if I ever find the time and, more importantly, the money!). Have a nice weekend!
2013-08-13 – 18:51hr GMT
It took one month to cross the big pond, but I finally received Lovelife's first single today called Your New Beloved / Dying To Start Again and yes, it is a double A-side (how old-fashioned!). It was issued in June in the US this year. We can expect a new EP this Autumn.
2013-08-13 – 18:04hr GMT
I only heard about the following item about 2 months ago. Until then I did not even know it existed. Today I got a package which contained this release called バトルカプセルから愛を込めて <ALLEX RECORDS通販予約特典CDR> by 宇宙戦隊NOIZ, released in 2004. It contains an hour of discussions by the band, probably about this single and more.
2013-08-04 – 09:43hr GMT
I was finally able to find a copy of 宇宙戦隊NOIZ's 2006 re-issue サイボーグロックショウ完全盤 for a good price. As you can see it comes with a completely different sleeve!
2013-07-19 – 07:47hr GMT
While surfing the web yesterday evening I stumbled upon another release by 宇宙戦隊NOIZ which was released with very little promotion and was a digital only release. The title is 稲妻VICTORY, was issued last month and does not even come with proper artwork.
2013-07-18 – 21:31hr GMT
It has landed! 宇宙戦隊NOIZ's first single for 2013 and their first one after four years since BRAND NEW DAY was released as a single in 2009. The new single PRECOG was released yesterday in Japan as two different editions. Each one contains a DVD with different footage. A further four (!) more singles will be released, one every month, possibly prior to the launch of a new album later this year. The second one will be issued on the 21st of August called パラレルマインド (or PARALLEL MIND).
2013-06-24 – 19:33hr GMT
I've added a scan of メトロノーム's 東京バビロン concert-only CD-single today. Nothing too spectacular I must admit since you can get it quite easy, although it was only released in 2004 on June the 27th and only available on that particular day, but the thing is that it is normally for sale around ¥3500-¥4500 (roughly €28-€35) excluding shipping and many other fees which is too much in my opinion for just a disc with no sleeve. I however found a cheap copy (¥1200) about two weeks ago which is a much better price. Gotta love collecting :)
2013-06-09 – 20:11hr GMT
I was finally able to track down a cheap copy of Gotye's Somebody That I Used To Know 7" single which was released in January 2012 in the US. It is supposed to be limited to just a few hundred copies and I guess that is the reason why it is always priced US$25 or higher on the secondhand market.
2013-06-07 – 22:35hr GMT
Final update for today and it includes two Lovelife releases. One was released last month where they were featured on the B-side of the split 7" single West Coast/Every Minute. The A-side is by the band The Neighbourhood.
The other release will be issued on the 17th of June in the US which will be their first physical single featuring Your New Beloved on the A-side and Dying To Start Again on the flipside.
2013-06-07 – 22:00hr GMT
This is a Record Store Day release from April this year. It is a 12" single which features the band Toy on side A and The Horrors on side B with the tracks Motoring/Moving Further Away. Each song was remixed by one or more band members from the other band, giving this release a nice extra touch.