7″

I like vinyl, but I seldom buy it since I seldom play it. 7″s I do have quite a few though. This is partly because before the internet 7″s were a cheap way to get to know new music and of course 7″s are sometimes fairly exclusive releases. Here come a few covers. The scans […]

A little peek into early industrial

Recently I have been reading some books about the history of industrial music. “Assimilate“, “Industrial Evolution” and “England’s Hidden Reverse” (not yet finished when I write this). “Assimilate” starts with the early scenes of Northern England, Berlin and San Francisco, but soon speaks only of relatively popular bands and projects. “Industrial Evolution” focusses on the […]

My early days in dark music

It is funny how memory works. When somebody would ask me about my musical background I would start with something like the following. My father has a fairly big vinyl collection and a varried taste, so from an early age I encountered all kinds of different music. As a youngster I went to popfestivals and […]

Magazines

I always say that I have never been much of a magazine reader. I do not really care much what artists that I listen to have to say. Still, when I was looking for something the other week, I ran into a firm pack of “fanzine”, “zine”s, “magazine”s and similar publications. The peak lays in […]

Demo covers

Ah, those old cassette demos. I have quite a few of them, most from about 1990 to 2000. Here are some covers for you to enjoy. […]

A gothic showcase

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Flyers and collectors cards

I made scans of some old flyers and those CMI collectors cards of a decade or so ago. […]

A little lesson in neofolk

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A little lesson in EBM

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A little lesson in noise

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Die Mensch-Maschine

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Music with a brown edge

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Industrial music for industrial people

The title says it all I suppose. […]

First and last and always

“Gothic” is an umbrella term for a wide variety of music. The best-known kind is the one that I first ran into. Read here a little story about “goth”. […]

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7″

I like vinyl, but I seldom buy it since I seldom play it. 7″s I do have quite a few though. This is partly because before the internet 7″s were a cheap way to get to know new music and of course 7″s are sometimes fairly exclusive releases. Here come a few covers. The scans […]

A little peek into early industrial

Recently I have been reading some books about the history of industrial music. “Assimilate“, “Industrial Evolution” and “England’s Hidden Reverse” (not yet finished when I write this). “Assimilate” starts with the early scenes of Northern England, Berlin and San Francisco, but soon speaks only of relatively popular bands and projects. “Industrial Evolution” focusses on the […]

My early days in dark music

It is funny how memory works. When somebody would ask me about my musical background I would start with something like the following. My father has a fairly big vinyl collection and a varried taste, so from an early age I encountered all kinds of different music. As a youngster I went to popfestivals and […]