PET’s Vinyl Collection
When I was little I used to live a lot at my grandparents home. They used to have a pick-up player and I used to listen to music & kids stories. Ever since 2015 I was thinkiering with the idea of buying a new pickup player or make the old one from my grandparents work, but I was a bit scarred. “This will be just another thing that will collect dust after I get bored with it”.
However back in November 2016 I bought Mafia 3 Collectors Edition for PC. That box came with 2 vinyls. The game soundtrack & another disk with a selection of songs from the 60s. Not only that but during my visit to Nederlands I went to a record store and I saw “Kraftwerk – The Man Machine” on Vinyl. This was my father’s favorite bad and one of my favorite bands to! Not only that but The Man Machine is an amazing album! So I decided to buy it as a souvenir!
Well, now I have 3 vinyls that I can’t play, not to mention all my story vinyls from when I was little 🙂
So in December, close to my 30th birthday I decided to buy a pickup player. Well… since November 2016… I managed to collect the vinyls you see below. I only buy Vinlys that have a meaning to me. I really need to like the album itself. If the album comes in some nice packaging and/or colored vinyl… well that’s a bonus. Now I found another thing I can spend my money on, but truth be told, this is a nice way to support the artists that create the music that you like.
In the past whenever I was making an order from Amazon (usually buying books) I was throwing in a CD, but the thing with CD’s is that I never get to play them. Popping in a CD into the CD drive is meh… I can just listen to that same music in Spotify. With vinyls the whole package is nice 😀 You get a nice routine, you get to listen to the songs in order so you get to appreciate the whole album better.
|Album Name & Cover||Arrival Date||Description|
|07.May.2018||Mitch Murder - Interceptor
Last year when I started to look into vinyls I looked at one of my favorite synthwave artist, Mitch Murder and I noticed that he has this album Interceptor that also came out in 2014 on Vinyl. It was totally sold out and a lot of people wanted the album.
In February this year they announce a re-press. 5 minutes later I preorder this! I missed the package because the mail man didn't notified me, package went back to US, then back to me ... and after a lot of pain I have it in my possession!
Mitch Murder manages to really take the early 90s feeling that I had when I was little. That Saturday morning when you were rushing to the TV to watch the kid's TV shows.
Favorite Songs: Saturdays, Race Day
|04.May.2018||Mac DeMarco - Old Dog Demos
The moment they announced this in March I knew I had to have it. Problem was that this vinyl was only available during RSD. I looked online and I thought, surely there will still be some available online. Nope!
However Jof from RoughTrade managed to set the 2 vinlys on the side and I managed to purchase them!
I'm still very annoyed that I don't have the rest of Mac's demos. I love listening to rough & unfinished songs.
This album has demos from Mac's latest album, This Old Dog. Side A has Mac on his classic guitar so for me it's a bit so so since I'm not a pure fan of voce + classic guitar. However side B is superb having unheard instrumentals!
|04.May.2018||Mac DeMarco & Shamir - Cover Beat Happening
Another release from RSD is this small 7" vinyl. Since it's related to Mac I had to have it. It features 1 song from Mac and one song from Shamir.
Mac's song Indian Summer is actually pretty pretty good.
|04.May.2018||Jacco Gardner - Cabinet of Curiosities
I found about Jacco in 2017 when I was talking with some friends about the new bands that sound psychedelic. See also Melody's Echo Chamber. I listen to the album a lot of times, loved it... problem was that the vinyl was out of stock. During my searches for Mac's releases I found out that this is back in stock! But something like, 1 copy on HHV.de, 1 copy on Rough Trade... I had to hurry!
No regrets! The album is superb on vinyl. Side A is my favorite!
Favorite Songs: Clear The Air, Watching the Moon, Cabinet of Curiosities
|16.April.2018||Andy Fox - Ritmo!
Last year I found Andy's first album Tempus Fugit pretty enjoyable. It had a nice vibe of Italo Disco mixed with the 90s. At the end of last year Andy announced his new album Ritmo! and I decided to get it. It was a pre-order even before I had to listen to any of the songs which is something I don't do, however the vinyl price was very decent and I decided to support Andy for his work!
The album itself it's decent, however I like the first one better.
Oh, Andy was kind enough to sign my copy 🙂
|30.January.2018||Floex - Samorost 3 Soundtrack
I wans't sure if I should get this or not. The thing is that it was on sale. They had to "clear up the warehouse" so for sure this was going to be hard to find. Because of that sale the whole package was around 20$ which is super cheap for a 2x LP with 6 prints inside.
The whole package is beautiful! Oh, and in case you don't know who Floex is, he's also the guy who did the Machinarium OST, another vinyl that I have that looks freaking amazing!
I kept seeing this vinyl around Blizzard events and I started to get a bit frustrated that I can't order it. Why is this only available at events??
Then right around black friday this beauty pops out on Blizzard Gear Store. I ordered it among a Hearthstone Oversize Mousepad.
Down side is that I had to pay vamal taxes around 10$ 🙁
And ... I also don't like that much the Protoss music.
|11.October.2017||Sonic Mania OST
In order to "save on shipping" when I was ordering my Streets of Rage 2 OST Vinyl I decided to check out Sonic Mania. The Limited Edition was looking interesting enough and the only song that was released was amazing.
So basically I ordered the OST based on only 1 song. Since then I managed to play Sonic Mania, I liked the OST even more... then the vinyl arrived and it's amazing.
Good purchase, no regrets!
|11.October.2017||Streets of Rage 2 OST
Around 2016 I have been playing a bit with a Sega Mega Drive Emulator. One of the games I installed was Streets of Rage 2. A little bit like remembering the past. I remember chatting with Nicushor while SoR2 was running in the background and the sountrack quickly drew my attention. I was like "What the hell is this?? This is nothing with what I'm used to!".
I also got a Sega Mega Drive back in September 2016 that made me like the OST even more!
Well, Data-Discs announced a re-press this summer and I had to order this.
|28.September.2017||You, Me & Gravity: The Music of Planet Coaster
I usually don't like classic guitar. However, Jim Guthrie is doing an amazing job on this album.
Down side is that I have some really nasty skips on the first song from side D and the gatefold came broken 🙁
|30.August.2017||Stardew Valley OST
Stardew Valley is something magical. The game itself managed to capture me during a rough period. Then I started to listen to the OST on spotify falling in love with two songs in particular.
I knew that I want to have this! I heard that the vinyl is in the works... and then it got announced! I was refreshing the page like crazy. I stayed awake in order to get this! And it was good I did because the vinyl got sold out in 2 hours.
Favorite Songs: Spring (The Valley Comes Alive), Summer (The Sun Can Bend an Orange Sky), Winter (The Wind can Be Still)
|11.August.2017||VHS Dreams - Trans AM
A very enjoyable synth album. Good summer feeling. When I heard that this is going to get a re-press from EPR I knew I had to have it. I'm a bit sad that I didn't got the Picture Disk because that one looks amazing!
Favorite Songs: Highway Lovers, Nightdrive, Ocean Heights
|10.August.2017||Hotline Miami OST
Ok. This one is a classic. I simply had to have it. It comes with 3 disks, amazing art by El Huervo and really weird but good songs. For a collector, a video games fan and a music fan this is a must have!
|08.August.2017||FM-84 - Atlas
An incredible album. Amazing cover. Good summer vibes. The sound is somehow ... rich. Whenever I play it good sound comes from both speakers. I know this sounds funny but I'm not sure how to explain it 😀 Just give the first song "Everything" a play and see what I mean 🙂
Favorite Songs: Running in the Night, Arcade Summer, Wild Ones
|07.July.2017||Das Mörtal - Always Loved
I know about Das Mörtal from Hotline Miami. I liked a couple of songs. Then... about 2 months ago he announced his first album that was also coming to vinyl. I waited for the album to be released in order to listen to it before I order. After a couple of listens I knew I had to have this album on vinyl. The packaging is superb!
About the album... it has a super nice and clean sound. It's just enjoyable to listen to it when I work. It is very uplifting somehow. Hard to explain!
Check my full review here
Favorite Songs: Bedtime Intimacy, Dark Alley Intercourse
|14.Jun.2017||Robert Parker & Waveshaper - Modern Technology
I saw this awesome mini-disk and I had to have it for the collection. Good stuff!
|14.Jun.2017||Nightcrawler - Metropolis
I started to listen to this album when I found about Electronic Purification Records. They have some amazing albums released!
I bought the "Die Hard" pack that comes with a T-Shirt, & Pin. The color of the vinyl is also red. Looks amazing!
About the album itself, it's a really good piece. You really get this dystopian feeling.
Check the article I wrote about this album here.
Favorite Songs: Dystopia, The House of Pleasure, The Legacy, Metropolis, Broken Dreams
|14.Jun.2017||Robert Parker - Crystal City
I bought this one with the Nightcrawler album above. Also with the "Die Hard" package that comes with a metal pin & T-Shirt.
This is a really enjoyable New Retro Wave album!
Check the article I wrote about this album here.
Favorite Songs: '85 Again, Guilty Pleasure
|16.May.2016||Mac DeMarco - Another One
Now I finally have all Mac DeMarco's albums! Wasn't planning to get this one, but I got it at a good price.
Favorite Songs: Another One, A Heart Like Hers
|09.May.2017||Hanne Kolsto - Stillness and Panic
I also found about Hanne around February 2017. While I was browsing to buy the below albums, I saw that this album was on sale at 8 euros and it was the last copy! Instant purchase!
The album is enjoyable overall & the packaging is really good. The vinyl has a gatefold that has the lyrics on the inside. The cover art is decent, except maybe the front page with Hanne's picture. I think she looks a bit creepy 😛 Also, this album comes with a CD to!
Favorite Song: Don't remember i forgot you
|09.May.2017||Melody's Echo Chamber -Melody's Echo Chamber
I forgot how I found about Melody. I think I found her looking at Similar Artists on Spotify. I think I was listening to Jacco Gardner.
I found that I liked the song "Some Time Alone, Alone" ... then when I was preparing to make this order I decided to listen to the album some more. Found it enjoyable enough so I got it.
Favorite Song: Some Time Alone, Alone
|09.May.2017||Molly Burch - Please Be Mine
I found out about Molly when I was looking on hhv.de to buy the new Mac DeMarco album. I was also visiting the Captured Tracks (Mac's label) website and I kept seeing her pretty face. I was ... ok let's have a listen. I want to listen to something anyway.
And I liked it. I like it a lot! She has a pretty good vibe, a down voice, good guitar ... even that she sings about "love & shit".
|09.May.2017||Mac DeMarco - This Old Dog
I managed to get my hands on a clear vinyl that looks like this.
As I said in the albums below, I managed to become a small Mac DeMarco fanboy. When I found out that he will have a new album by 5th May I had to have it.
The Album leaked in April. The Launch was on 5th but I only got the album on the 9th. It was so hard to resist the urge to listen to it.
I wanted to have a first listening experience. Buy the album blindly, then have a proper listen on the turntable. I was hoping that the album will come with lyrics, but no such luck 🙁 It doesn't even have the tracks listed. However the packagic is feeling of a higher quality than "2" & "Rock and Roll Night Club".
Anyway, at the time of writing this I only had one listen.
|05.May.2017||Mac DeMarco - 2
I already own "Salad Days" an album that I love. I got a good listen to this album and BAM! I had to have it! It went out of stock from HHV.de where I buy my vinyls so I started to look on Discogs for a decent seller.
Managed to get my hands on this beauty!
Favorite Songs: Ode to Vicery, My Kind of Woman
|05.May.2017||Mac DeMarco - Rock and Roll Night Club
I got "obsessed" with the album "2" (see above) and I finally found a seller on discogs that sold the album at a decent price. So when I placed an order for 3 Mac DeMarco albums I decided to get this one to.
Somehow Mac's music grew on me over time ... even that I don't like this album "that much", I'm sure that I will like it soon... so better just have it 🙂 It was 10 euros after all (+ around 4e in shipping per vinyl).
|20.April.2017||Ben Prunty - FTL OST
I always remember the early tunes when I was playing FTL. When I discovered iam8bit I wanted to see if they have the OST on vinyl... and they had! But it was out of stock 🙁
After some months I decided to email them and check if they still had some in stock... and they did!
The package is pretty decent. The OST itself... well... you have 2 version. The Exploration & the Combat ... but basically they are kind of the same with slight variations.
Also from those songs there are some songs who are basically non-songs. Just noise. "Cosmons, Deepspace, Debris."
So after listening the album a couple of times before ordering, I was really thinking if I should go for it because of those reasons. Well... I still went for it.
|18.April.2017||Todd Terje - It's Album Time
An amazing chill album! Found about it from my friend Egi. He told me he has it on vinyl... I said... "I need to have this on vinyl".
Down side is that during Johnny and Mary... I heard some skips :(( ... and that's such a good song!
|18.April.2017||Koto - Masterpieces
The master of Italo Disco! I used to listen to a lot of Koto on cassette tape when I was little. I even had a cat named Koto!
|05.April.2017||Mitch Murder - The Real Deal
The moment I fould out that The Real Deal is geting a Vinyl launch I imediatly pre-ordered it! 12$ the disk, 12$ shipping ... it was worth every penny!
Mitch Murder has a special way to relax me especially when I'm working!
The only small thing I don't like about this album is that the cover is glossy. It's a bit harder to see the awesome art with all those reflections 😛
Favorite Song: Prime Operator
|13.March.2017||Andy Fox - Tempus Fugit
I found about this album on Qrates. The cover it's what drew my attention so I decided to listen to the album! Amazing Synth-Italo-Disco kind of stuff.
Favorite Song: Daydream
|28.February.2017||The Re-Stoned - Analog
I saw those guys live in Daos Club and I decided to buy their Vinyl. I'm not a huge fan of Stoner Rock because it almost... kind of sounds... the same but those guys put up a pretty good show. They sang for two hours!
|28.February.2017||Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um
There are a couple of Jazz albums that I really like. I also think that Jazz sounds pretty cool on vinyl so I decided to get this beauty on Vinyl. The album was also incredible cheap. Only 12 euros!
The next Charles Mingus album that I will buy will be Blues & Roots.
Favorite Songs: Fables of Faubus, Bird Calls
|28.February.2017||Mac DeMarco - Salad Days
I first heard about Mac back in December 2014. The song was Chamber of Reflections. Havn't spend to much time to listen to the rest of the album, but this year in february I decided to try the album out.
It has this chill soft rock vibe... I simply loved the whole album so I decided to get this.
The packaging for this album is superb!
Favorite Songs: Brother, Let Her Go, Chamber Of Reflection
|28.Feburary.2017||Borhen and Der Club of Gore - Sunset Mission
I also found out about those guys from George. Got a listen to the album... I knew instantly 20 seconds into the first song that I have to buy this on vinyl. It has a really weird mood ambient... hard to describe. Just listen to the first song!
Favorite Song: Prowler
|28.February.2017||GosT - Non paradisi
Amazing cover, amazing packagic! Blood Music made a good job with this release!
GosT was a fairly strange purchase. I only got a couple of listents to the album before I decided to get it.
Favorite Songs: Nascency, Supreme, 4th
|27.February.2017||Dance with the Dead - The Shape
George told me that The Shape will be released on the 20th March. Got a good listen to the album and I was like .... "ok I'm in. Let's order this".
We both got the white mixed with green Vinyl. It looks pretty sick!
Favorite Songs: Her Ghost, Screams And Whispers
|16.December.2016||Fanfara Ciocarlia - Onwards To Mars!
Got this beautiful disk for my 30th birthday from my friend Dorna.
He knew that I like Fanfara Ciocarlia & he knew that I just recently bought a pickup player... so this was a pretty nice surprise.
|09.December.2016||Drool - Thumper
Oh well. I found out about iam8bit and I saw all those beautiful vinyls. I decided to pre-order Necropolis OST & Thumper OST.
It was cool that the vinyls also came with the games, but you know, if you don't play the games it means nothing.
With Thumper it was a longshot. I ordered the vinyl based on the looks of the video game & the looks of the vinyl. It looks amazing!
However, I don't like the OST at all. In game it works, but outside of the game is a very unconfortable thing to listen.
|09.December.2016||Jon Everist - Necropolis OST
Same as above, awesome packaging, decent video game from what I saw... but the vinyl to listen it's a bit meh. It's one of those OSTs that have to be supported by the video games, they can't really stand on each own.
|04.December.2016||Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out
12 euro for a new press of an amazing Jazz album? Ok... Gonna buy it!
The hole album is very relaxing, however the song Take Five is really something special.
I found out about Dave Brubeck around 2008 I think when I was looking at cool Jazz drummers. That's how I found out about Joe Morello. Been "in love" with the song Take Five since then!
|04.December.2016||Infectious Grooves - The Plague That Makes Your Booty Move...
I already placed my order of 2 vinyls a couple of days ago... but I saw this beauty and I had to buy it. I went #YOLO! I thougt that I was going to get the "green splatter" version but then I found out that those versions only get sold from the Label's website. My version has no splatter but it still glows in the dark.
Down side of this vinyl is that it has a lot of static white nose 🙁
Favorite Songs: Punk It Up, Stop Funk'n With My Head, Monster Skank, Back to the People
|28.November.2016||Om - Advaitic Songs
This is part of my first order from hhv.de. I think I ordered this album before I even received my pickup.
The downside is that this whole album is broken 🙁 I get skips & jumps and noises. From the 4 sides only 1 works perfectly.
I was really excited to get this album on vinyl because it sounds excellent!
Good thing is that the guys from hhv.de reinbursed me the money.
|28.November.2016||Tomáš Dvořák - Machinarium OST
This album was the trigger for me finally buying a pickup. I wanted to buy one for some time. I already had Kraftwerk, I had the 2 vinyls from Mafia 3 Collectors Edition... then I go on Facebook and I see a picture with this beautiful vinyl. I was like... "I need to have this!" so I ordered this vinyl before my pickup arrived! 😀
I already knew how awesome the soundtrack is since 2010 when Machinarium came out.
|25.November.2016||Kraftwerk - The Man Machine
I bought this in my trip to Nederlands. It was my father's favorite band so I decided to buy it more as a tribute. It's also my favorite Kraftwerk album! I also so them live in 2009 😀
So basically, I bought this vinyl without even owning an pickup player.
Favorite Song: The Man Machine
|07.October.2016||I got those 2 vinyls by ordering Mafia 3 Collectors Edition. It was a pretty cool pack, to bad that the game kind of sucked.
On this vinyl you get a couple of good 60s song.
|07.October.2016||This is the Original Sound Track from Mafia 3. It works really well on vinyl.|
|15.July.2005||The Traceeelords - When Exactly?! E.P.
Well actually this is my first vinyl. I got it when I was at a festival called Rock La Mures in Periam.
The Traceelords were playing on stage and at the end of the concert the vocal started to give out stuff... I saw that and I started running from the back to the front, he saw me and he handed the vinyl directly into my arm!
I was pretty happy! And I am pretty happy thinking about it. It's a nice souvenir. I never had the chance to listen to the EP until today (09.April.2017).