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Table Talk #5 – Formats, Genres and Doom

Music / Table Talk • March 16, 2021

Just a question for you lot: what carrier do you prefer for your music? Personally, I still highly prefer to own physical products. I am old school in that sense. I don’t really have a preference for vinyl or cds. And while I am telling you this it crosses my mind that 90 percent of my hardcore and punk collection I own on vinyl, while 90 percent of my metal collection is on CD format. All other genres are CD only, so perhaps I do have a preference, but it depends on the genre? It is only recently that I have purchased some music through Bandcamp and even then I mostly want to own a physical carrier as well. Reading that, you’ll understand that I think it is very unfortunate that records stores are almost extinct. I love browsing through records and seeing what I can find. Perhaps it is because I love that so much that I cannot help myself browsing through online shops and distros. The shipping costs are a thing, though. I mean, if it doesn’t make any difference for the shipping costs if I order one LP or four, I am tempted to buy four LPs. Are you into screamo? When I was browsing through a webshop looking for Naedr’s amazing debut Past Is Prologue, I could not help adding a few things left and right. One such album is Empatía’s Discography. Empatía is a screamo and emoviolence band from Bogota, Columbia. Their whole discography, 13 … Read more

Table Talk #4 – The Healing Quality of Music

Music / Table Talk • November 14, 2020

As we (in Europe) have entered the second wave of Corona infections and life is getting more and more restricted I have to admit I feel a bit down. One … Read more

Table Talk #3 – The Positive Things in Life

Music / Table Talk • August 6, 2020

There we are again, back for another round. I don’t know how you are doing, but I am trying to focus on the positive things in life. The fact that … Read more

Table Talk #2 – The state of the music business

Music / Table Talk • May 3, 2020

Discussing the state of the music business at the kitchen table Welcome back to my kitchen table. Especially welcome in these strange times. I need some distraction to steer my … Read more

Table Talk #1 – What I learned about last year

Music / Table Talk • February 14, 2020

To me this is the most exciting time of the year. It is also a very expensive time of the year. Yeah, I spend a lot on gifts around Christmas, … Read more

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