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.
2013-03-08 – 20:43hr GMT
While listening to Bowie's new album The Next Day, I added a new single release by Lovelife called Dying To Start Again which was released yesterday as a free download. Grab it while it is hot! A new EP can be expected in late Spring.
2013-02-18 – 22:48hr GMT
It is メトロノーム night again I'm afraid! I got a bunch of stuff from Japan today including:
Digitalian Space, a pretty rare compilation CD from 1997 which features a track by ピコピコポン, the band before they turned into メトロノーム one year later.
Work has finally begun on their singles section. Two singles arrived today and I already had one, so I have added all three tonight being プラネット, ス・ペ・エ・ス！ロマンチック and 朧／空.
2013-02-12 – 21:51hr GMT
Just as an FYI: Zebra and Snake are back in the studio, recording album #2! I have no idea if we can expect something this year, but I sure do hope something will be released in 2014.
2013-02-11 – 21:35hr GMT
It is always great to be contacted by a fellow fan, especially when it is for a band who are no longer active plus who are not that popular outside of Japan. With the help from James I was able to add more info and releases (sans scans at the moment) to the Miscellaneous section of メトロノーム. I think that you can now find a fairly accurate overview over there though any info or corrections are still welcome! There are also a number of singles in the mail coming over from Japan, meaning I will start work on the Singles section anytime soon.
Work is also still on-going for a new artist. I completed their album discography this evening and will start on their singles tomorrow, aiming for a new update by the end of this week.
2013-02-01 – 22:20hr GMT
I finally found some time to make an update for two new items. The first one more or less got stuck in the mail and finally arrived after three weeks. It is a neat 2002 demo cassette called プチ天変地異 by メトロノーム which still comes with the original envelope in which it was handed out.
The second item for tonight is a US promotional CD-single for The Darkness' single Everybody Have A Good Time which comes with a front and back sleeve (pretty unusual for a US promo single).
I'm still working on adding a new artist to the website, but I've been busy with work lately so please be patient. I hope it will be worth the wait though!
2013-01-24 – 22:42hr GMT
At last! I was able to buy a copy of NOIZ SUPER HITS BEST COLLECTION by 宇宙戦隊NOIZ thanks to a kind fan from the Philippines! I owe you one! ;) Scans and detailed information are now available.
The next release is a nightmare for collectors. This is Vile Electrodes' second EP release called The Last Time , issued last month. This CD is once again hand-made and each copy is more or less unique. There are three different copies up for viewing including a nice test pressing.
2013-01-13 – 19:48hr GMT
Vile Electrodes are starting to become mature! Their latest release The Last Time is a fine one and shows how they have progressed in the past year. It was released as a hand-made CD with seasonal greetings, made in low quantities as with the previous release. It furthermore contains a unique B-side which will not be available on their upcoming debut album. If you are lucky you can still buy a copy through their Facebook page!
2013-01-12 – 18:15hr GMT
I have added scans of backsleeves and an insert for those demo tapes that have one which were released by メトロノーム. There is also a full image available of both sides in case the front and back form one image.
Work has furthermore started on a new artist which will be featured on this site anytime soon.
2013-01-06 – 00:24hr GMT
Two great updates for today. The first one is a scan of Lovelife's latest 10" vinyl EP The Fourth Floor. The front and back are available for viewing.
The second addition of today is a very rare item, being 宇宙戦隊NOIZ's 1995 demo cassette CRAZY FUCK. At this stage they were still called NOIZ and only two core members were part of the band. The music was furthermore nothing compared to what they create today. Check the details on the release page including scans.
I normally do not share music that is discussed on this website, but in this case I decided to upload one track of this cassette. You can get LOVE FLOWER'S GARDEN right here. I think that this is a funny song with strange lyrics and Angel-TAKA is definitely having some problems with the English pronunciation ;) But be warned as it is not typical 宇宙戦隊NOIZ! Enjoy and let me know what you think!
2012-12-28 – 22:30hr GMT
Patrick's Archive EP 1 CDr is hitting everyone's home now. Mine came in yesterday so scans are up for viewing right now.
I initially thought that the following item was a very early demo cassette by メトロノーム, but it turned out to be even better. It is a demo cassette by ピコピコポン which is how they were called before they renamed themselves to メトロノーム a few months later. Check the details for プラネット right here, right now!
2012-12-16 – 21:33hr GMT
In other news, Vile Electrodes are finishing their debut album which will probably be released early next year. As a taster they uploaded a new track tonight called The Last Time which you can download for free, but wait, there is more! This song will also be issued on a limited edition CD with an Xmas postcard plus a new bonus song. Details will be posted here once they come available.
2012-12-14 – 23:43hr GMT
A new The Darkness promo surfaced recently for Every Inch Of You. It is very likely a new promo from last month when looking at the catalogue number of this release and previous releases. It was issued in the US and comes with a backsleeve only.
2012-12-10 – 22:03hr GMT
I always feel like inspector Gadget whenever I get a new demo cassette by メトロノーム since not much info is available on the internet about these releases, plus my Japanese ain't that great. Anyway, I received two new ones today. One is from 1999 called 8bitガールズ ブラボー and the other is 致死量フリーク which is in fact the first release out of three for the same song! Release #1 and #3 are now available for viewing.
Another (very rare!) cassette will be added in the next two weeks which is from 1998 and is very likely the second cassette they released at that time. Unseen until now...
2012-12-09 – 22:53hr GMT
And so I was expecting Lovelife's The Fourth Floor EP to be released tomorrow, but it seems to have been delayed with one week which was already announced some time ago. I'm getting old :)
2012-12-07 – 21:44hr GMT
For those who missed the news: you can now pre-order Patrick Wolf's Archive EP 1 CDr at his official webstore!
Due to demand, this Sundark And Riverlight Tour exclusive EP is now available online for a limited time only.
Orders dispatched w/c 17th December 2012
The 5 track Ep was created by Patrick at the start of his current tour, including exclusive and previously unreleased album tracks, live recordings and demos.
Each EP is hand printed and personally finished by Patrick himself to give each EP it's own unique artwork.
2012-11-28 – 21:02hr GMT
Two weeks ago I mentioned that Through The Dark was Anothers Blood final release, ever. Well, I was wrong since they digitally released their debut (and very likely also final) album Anothers Blood 5 days ago!
2012-11-20 – 19:22hr GMT
A few changes are coming up at RunOutGrooves and one of them is already live today. I am going to add photos of most if not all items from my collection. This is going to take a while and I will first concentrate on the more interesting items and try to make pictures of new items that come in.
And please forgive me for any bad photos or the flash you might see, I hate taking them and still don't have the right equipment :)
2012-11-14 – 22:47hr GMT
My copy arrived today of Automatic Writing's debut 7" single Falling/Continuous on green vinyl, but that is not all! I also managed to get a black vinyl test pressing which is up for display as well.
They quit earlier this year, but here is a nice promo of Through The Dark by Anothers Blood, issued in February 2012. Their last release ever unfortunately.
2012-11-06 – 21:45hr GMT
Are you looking for new music? Well, in that case I present you Automatic Writing, a London based electronic band who have been around for over a year now. They released their debut single Falling/Continuous yesterday as a download and on lovely green vinyl. Check their feature over here including some songs and links to even more music. Note to Ed: they are still unsigned ;)
2012-11-04 – 11:37hr GMT
A Sunday ain't no Sunday without The Darkness blasting through your speakers! Check out the new items which have been added today:
Released in 2008, this is the Australian double disc Permission To Land / One Way Ticket To Hell ...And Back. Not an essential item, but it sure helps to complete your collection.
I have no idea where this one was released (though it was probably the UK) and if it is genuine or not, but a promotional CDr has been added for One Way Ticket To Hell ...And Back.
Another promo, this one is for the single Get Your Hands Off My Woman, never issued with artwork.
The next one is a promotional CD from the US for Growing On Me.
The fifth and last item for today is the promo for Girlfriend, released in Europe in a cardsleeve.