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

  • It appears that メトロノーム have re-formed and are back again since Autumn this year after a hiatus of seven years!! They also released a new single in September called 解離性同一人物. Obviously I ordered a copy yesterday evening as soon as I read this news. Am not too sure if I will still get it before Christmas, but if I do, I will add it here as soon as possible.

    It is currently unknown if more releases can be expected, though a few new concerts have been planned in Japan.

    Am hyped as hell! 😀

  • Grab your wallet, because Zebra and Snake have released their new EP called European Broken Heart which contains five brand new tracks, including their most recent single In The City. I think it is a great EP and well worth the wait!

  • Out of nowhere Zebra and Snake released a new single today called In The City. It is a very good and fun tune I think and am already playing it on repeat. This single release will be followed by a new EP in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned for more info once I know more!

  • It has been nearly one year since the previous update and I am very sorry about that! I have a pile of stuff lying next to me that still needs to be scanned and added to the website, but somehow other stuff always seems to be more important (and sometimes I am lazy).

    Despite these excuses I did had to create this update since UCHUSENTAI:NOIZ released their latest album today called Sixxx Sense. There is only one edition so far, so this time there is no need to spend too much money for just one new release.

    I have listened to it twice so far and quite like it. I still miss their old days, but every fan of every band usually moans about how the old days were much better.

    Anyway, check out the scans and track listing for today’s update.

  • Second small update today which is again for a Japanese artist. This time for メトロノーム featuring the second release for their demo of 致死量フリーク, issued in 2000 on cassette.

  • UCHUSENTAI:NOIZ released a new single on August 5th called デッドマンズ・ロデオ・リボルバー. Full track listing and artwork can be found here!

  • 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.