Highlighting unknown, obscure or simply excellent musicians

A small personal website with the aim to share detailed release information for a number of artists, but also to highlight some items from my collection

Previous Stuff

  • Mumm-Ra are starting to develop a feeling for out-of-the-blue releases. In 2013 and 2014 they dropped a single and mini-album out of nowhere. Then a compilation album in 2020 and now, TODAY, they dropped a new single called called washout. Now available on all major platforms!

  • After 12 years, a previously unknown CD version pops up on the internet for Mirrors’ debut album Lights And Offerings. It is a withdrawn edition! Details can be found here!

  • UCHUSENTAI:NOIZ unfortunately announced today that they will go on hiatus after their last gig in early February 2024! It seems that 呼太郎 wanted to leave which prompted MASATO to leave as well. This means there aren’t any guitarists left in the band and they lost one of their main songwriters and long-term members (MASATO, who joined in 1999).

    Angel-TAKA indicated that he will think about a new band, but details are unknown at this moment.

  • In the past few months I have been adding all missing UCHUSENTAI:NOIZ releases including a few regular commercial singles and a ‘recent’ concert-only single.

    The best addition was however added yesterday which is a very rare early cassette from the late 90’s called G・O・D! Click the link for more details.

  • Some more メトロノーム releases have been added today and they are all the singles that were still missing all these years. They are セルフコントロール (2002), 一週間 (2004) and コンピュータ (2004).

    I also added 三つ数えろ, a 2003 release which was only available at three concerts and through mail order.

  • 10 years after its release I stumble upon a promotional CD release which I never saw before! This is a UK promo for Mirrors’ debut (and to date only) album Lights And Offerings. It isn’t a great or interesting looking release, but hope you are as exited as I am!

  • Latest collection feature

    Genesis The Knife 7″

    As shown in the previous post, I have a special place in my heart for Genesis. I knew some of their hits, but took a deep dive around late 2001 by starting to listen to albums such as Duke, A Trick Of The Tail and The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. It didn’t take long before I was completely hooked and yes, I like all eras!

    It was clear to me from the start that their early singles weren’t big hits and thus rare or hard to find. It was therefore always a dream for me to own just one or two Gabriel-era singles (up to 1974).

    In the past few years I was able to obtain Happy The Man and Watcher Of The Skies with picture sleeves on 7″, but The Knife was still high on the list.

    That single was finally removed from the list on 13 April 2024 when I was able to buy it from a collector and picked it up at the world’s largest record fair in Den Bosch, NL. It is a great looking copy, especially when considering that it is 53 years old (released in 1971)!

    This was the first Genesis single in the UK with a picture sleeve and it is a curious one, since Phil and Steve are not featured on the recording, though they are in the band photo. The single only features one song, The Knife, split across two sides, where it simply cuts the song off after 3:16 minutes on the A-side and continues for the remaining 5:39 minutes on the B-side. No fading, nothing. The 2007 remix of The Knife on The Tour Edition compilation Turn It On Again fades out at the end, making it not a true rendition of Part 1.