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PLEASE DON'T BUG ME ABOUT MP3 OR FLAC OR FUCKING-I-DON'T-KNOW-WHAT-FORMAT RIPS OF ANY ITEM FROM MY COLLECTION. I won't do that!
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If you wanna find out if I'm willing to sell anything from my private collection, quote me a price you're willing to pay for it.
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A little blurb about myself:
I discovered punk when I was 13, startet my own tape label (Graf Haufen Tapes) when I was 14, releasing music of my own and friends. In 1981 I started publishing "Die Katastrophe", the first tape-review fanzine of Germany. Later I also distributed other peoples tapes and expanded the label rooster internationally. In 1982 my musical tapes shifted more towards experimental music, noise and hardcore electronics. It all came to an end in 1985, when I stopped my label and turned more towards visual art, opening an apartment gallery and working with a professional gallery for two years.
In 1987 I turned towards electronic dance music, with Hip House and Acid developing. Techno, house and ambient became my main diet for the next 12 years. I co-owned a techno/electronic dance music store in Berlin for a few years until it went bankrupt, always providing me with the best the genre had to offer.
As I always listened to various other genre of music (apart from mainstream - that never interested me), I developed a fondness for bar jazz and exotica in the later 1990s. Singer-/Songwriter and intelligent indie pop and rock music are a huge part of my collection too.
After attending concerts by Earth and later Sunn O))) a new door was opened for me.
Doom, black metal, white metal, sludge, screamo and a lot of experimental music gave me new kicks.
Currently I'm very much again into weird stuff from the 1970s and 1980s, esp. released on tape...
And in contemporary avantgarde jazz and strange experimental sounds that probably most people wouldn't even consider to be "music".
In 2016 I re-ignited my cassette label Graf Haufen Tapes and occasionally re-release some of my old tapes (properly re-mastered and extended) and also stuff that was never released before. This is done in collaboration with Mauerstadtmusik. In December 2017 the first release on the new label Bandscheiben that I'm running with Thomas Pargmann (of Mauerstadtmusik) will be available on vinyl.

Constant change... constant expansion of the musical spectrum...

Music will always be my first love, but I love films and documentaries too.

I own and operate a video and dvd rental store for unusual and aquired taste for the last 34 years. Mostly I work the office, so I basically listen to music while I'm working for at least 12 hours a day.
I'm always hungry for more...
Will it ever stop?

Recent Activity

Action Description
Arab Strap - Quiet Violence
submitted Arab Strap - Quiet Violence. 1 day ago
Various - Vintage Sex Songs
submitted Various - Vintage Sex Songs. 1 day ago
Arab Strap - The Frog Tape (Demos 1995)
submitted Arab Strap - The Frog Tape (Demos 1995). 2 days ago
Arab Strap - The Summer Has Ended (Tascam Demos 1995)
submitted Arab Strap - The Summer Has Ended (Tascam Demos 1995). 2 days ago
Arab Strap - As Days Get Dark / Demos
submitted Arab Strap - As Days Get Dark / Demos. 2 days ago
submitted Verdi* - Katia Ricciarelli · Placido Domingo · Elena Obraztsova · Leo Nucci · Nicolai Ghiaurov · Ruggero Raimondi · Coro* E Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala, Claudio Abbado - Aida (Querschnitt · Highlights · Extraits · Brani Scelti). 4 days ago
submitted Päfgens - Boatside (Live At Orange 'Ear). 9 days ago
Accrual - Cheophiori
submitted Accrual - Cheophiori. 12 days ago
Päfgens - Tinyold Hands
submitted Päfgens - Tinyold Hands. 14 days ago
Päfgens - Arthrolyse / Der Abgesagte Flug Nach New York
submitted Päfgens - Arthrolyse / Der Abgesagte Flug Nach New York. 15 days ago
Päfgens - Rule The Waves
submitted Päfgens - Rule The Waves. 15 days ago
Dr Grantly Dick-Read* - Natural Childbirth (A Documentary Record Of The Birth Of A Baby Delivered By Dr Grantly Dick-Read)
submitted Dr Grantly Dick-Read* - Natural Childbirth (A Documentary Record Of The Birth Of A Baby Delivered By Dr Grantly Dick-Read). 16 days ago
Noj (5) - Waxing Moon
submitted Noj (5) - Waxing Moon. 21 days ago
Mad Masks - Mad Masks
submitted Mad Masks - Mad Masks. 23 days ago
Überspannung - Le Miroir Aux Morts
submitted Überspannung - Le Miroir Aux Morts. 25 days ago
Überspannung - Holzwege
submitted Überspannung - Holzwege. about 1 month ago
Überspannung - Holzwege
submitted Überspannung - Holzwege. about 1 month ago
Überspannung - Le Miroir Aux Morts
submitted Überspannung - Le Miroir Aux Morts. about 1 month ago
Das Kinn - Das Kinn ​/ ​Die Knochen
submitted Das Kinn - Das Kinn ​/ ​Die Knochen. about 1 month ago
Das Kinn - Self Titled ​/ ​Die Knochen
submitted Das Kinn - Self Titled ​/ ​Die Knochen. about 1 month ago
submitted Ilia Belorukov - Somebody Else Around Here. about 1 month ago
submitted Jacek Chmiel + Daniil Gorokhov - Withering Rituals. about 1 month ago
submitted Schweben - Birds. about 1 month ago
submitted Bartók*, Brahms*, Strauss*, Bizet* | Justus Frantz, Philharmonie Der Nationen - Bartók, Brahms, Strauss, Bizet. about 1 month ago
submitted Elgar*, Rossini*, Strauss*, Smetana*, von Weber* | Justus Frantz, Philharmonie Der Nationen - Elgar, Rossini, Strauss, Smetana, Weber. about 1 month ago
submitted Dvořák*, Franck* | Justus Frantz, Philharmonie Der Nationen - Dvořák, Franck. about 1 month ago
Klapper (2) - High For No Reason
submitted Klapper (2) - High For No Reason. about 1 month ago
Klapper (2) - High For No Reason
submitted Klapper (2) - High For No Reason. about 1 month ago
C.I.A. Débutante - Burn The Evidence
submitted C.I.A. Débutante - Burn The Evidence. about 1 month ago
Myaskovsky* | Murray McLachlan - Piano Sonatas, Volume 3 (Piano Sonatas 7, 8 & 9 / Rondo-Sonata Op. 58 / Reminiscences Op.29 / Yellowed Leaves Op.31)
submitted Myaskovsky* | Murray McLachlan - Piano Sonatas, Volume 3 (Piano Sonatas 7, 8 & 9 / Rondo-Sonata Op. 58 / Reminiscences Op.29 / Yellowed Leaves Op.31). 2 months ago
Ferruccio Busoni & Paolo Troncon | Carlo Grante - Inspired By Bach: Works For Piano
submitted Ferruccio Busoni & Paolo Troncon | Carlo Grante - Inspired By Bach: Works For Piano. 2 months ago
Lucie & The Sluts - The Semi Erotic Tickle Show (Demo)
submitted Lucie & The Sluts - The Semi Erotic Tickle Show (Demo). 2 months ago
submitted Rachmaninoff* / Franck* / Alexis Weissenberg, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Piano Concerto No. 2 / Variations Symphoniques. 2 months ago
Low Communication - Just Another Day
submitted Low Communication - Just Another Day. 3 months ago
submitted Low Communication - Just Another Day. 3 months ago
EEL O. - Turn It On
submitted EEL O. - Turn It On. 3 months ago
Various - Ein Herz In Not (Der 3. IRRE-Sampler)
submitted Various - Ein Herz In Not (Der 3. IRRE-Sampler). 3 months ago
Various - My Dream Date With Boyd Rice
submitted Various - My Dream Date With Boyd Rice. 3 months ago
Various - My Dream Date With Boyd Rice
submitted Various - My Dream Date With Boyd Rice. 3 months ago
Steinbrüchel* - Per Form Sun-Tic / Radio Lora
submitted Steinbrüchel* - Per Form Sun-Tic / Radio Lora. 3 months ago
Lanterna -
submitted Lanterna - "Of Shapes That Haunt Thought's Wilderness". 3 months ago
Niamh (2) - Lieder & Gedichte Mit Musikimpressionen
submitted Niamh (2) - Lieder & Gedichte Mit Musikimpressionen. 3 months ago
Chris Hill* & Matt Atkins - Meanderable
submitted Chris Hill* & Matt Atkins - Meanderable. 3 months ago
Heavy Cloud - Recordatio
submitted Heavy Cloud - Recordatio. 3 months ago
Raoul P. & Ludovic Tac - Le Caldendrier De La Spatule
submitted Raoul P. & Ludovic Tac - Le Caldendrier De La Spatule. 3 months ago
Brume / Nomuzic - Transports (Demo Version)
submitted Brume / Nomuzic - Transports (Demo Version). 3 months ago
Boehm* - Boehm
submitted Boehm* - Boehm. 3 months ago
Ultra·Violet·Eye* & Jeff Charroux (2) - Ultra·Violet·Eye & Jeff Charroux Stuff
submitted Ultra·Violet·Eye* & Jeff Charroux (2) - Ultra·Violet·Eye & Jeff Charroux Stuff. 3 months ago
MantaRay (3) - The Lord Litter Demo
submitted MantaRay (3) - The Lord Litter Demo. 3 months ago
Droogs (4) - Make Me Eggs
submitted Droogs (4) - Make Me Eggs. 3 months ago