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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
Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels / Sunburst And Snowblind
submitted Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels / Sunburst And Snowblind. about 2 hours ago
Welfare State International* - Magic Island Meringue
submitted Welfare State International* - Magic Island Meringue. about 7 hours ago
Various - Bigger Than God
submitted Various - Bigger Than God. about 19 hours ago
Ooh La La (2) - Postcard From Heaven
submitted Ooh La La (2) - Postcard From Heaven. 1 day ago
Various - Red Rag Bag (15 Hot Hits From The Untrendiest Place In The World)
submitted Various - Red Rag Bag (15 Hot Hits From The Untrendiest Place In The World). 1 day ago
Various - 1983 - No. 3
submitted Various - 1983 - No. 3. 2 days ago
Various - 1983 - Two - Autumn 1975
submitted Various - 1983 - Two - Autumn 1975. 3 days ago
Bill Griffiths (4) - Saxon Voices (Old English Readings)
submitted Bill Griffiths (4) - Saxon Voices (Old English Readings). 4 days ago
Les Freres Hirsch* - Fantasia
submitted Les Freres Hirsch* - Fantasia. 4 days ago
Steve Roach & Vidna Obmana - Cavern Of Sirens
submitted Steve Roach & Vidna Obmana - Cavern Of Sirens. 5 days ago
Kurt Stenzel - Jodorowsky's Dune OST
submitted Kurt Stenzel - Jodorowsky's Dune OST. 11 days ago
Various - We Call It Hallucinates
submitted Various - We Call It Hallucinates. 14 days ago
Anonymous - Rising A Sun In Asia
submitted Anonymous - Rising A Sun In Asia. 15 days ago
Various - Montage #13 / #14
submitted Various - Montage #13 / #14. 17 days ago
Various - Rough Mixed (The Legendary Feedback Tapes Part III)
submitted Various - Rough Mixed (The Legendary Feedback Tapes Part III). 17 days ago
Jess Phillips + Rob Smith (63) - The Diggers
submitted Jess Phillips + Rob Smith (63) - The Diggers. 18 days ago
Various - Our Nebula Incured Vol2
submitted Various - Our Nebula Incured Vol2. 18 days ago
The Trio (25) - Paul Baylis (2), Jim LeBaigue*, Gus Garside - The Trio
submitted The Trio (25) - Paul Baylis (2), Jim LeBaigue*, Gus Garside - The Trio. 18 days ago
Messy (2) & Friends* - Innosense Haunts (Demo)
submitted Messy (2) & Friends* - Innosense Haunts (Demo). 18 days ago
West Side Heat - West Side Heat
submitted West Side Heat - West Side Heat. 18 days ago
Big World (6) - Phil Veacock, Jim Howard (13), Pete Cook (2) - Big World
submitted Big World (6) - Phil Veacock, Jim Howard (13), Pete Cook (2) - Big World. 18 days ago
Mike Shannon (2) - Tomahawk Diplomacy
submitted Mike Shannon (2) - Tomahawk Diplomacy. 18 days ago
Borderline (11) - Ctulhu Gems
submitted Borderline (11) - Ctulhu Gems. 18 days ago
Borderline (11) - Ctulhu Gems
submitted Borderline (11) - Ctulhu Gems. 20 days ago
Borderline (11) - 3 Tales Of The Ctulhu-Mythos
submitted Borderline (11) - 3 Tales Of The Ctulhu-Mythos. 20 days ago
Ebolàh - Ebolàh
submitted Ebolàh - Ebolàh. 21 days ago
Various - Flying Radio Tape - Volume 10 (August 1995)
submitted Various - Flying Radio Tape - Volume 10 (August 1995). 21 days ago
Gerhard Stebner - Hörbeispiele (Konkret, Duologisch IN (Dust) Ry / Leb Wohl...)
submitted Gerhard Stebner - Hörbeispiele (Konkret, Duologisch IN (Dust) Ry / Leb Wohl...). 21 days ago
Mälzner* - Grey Eminence
submitted Mälzner* - Grey Eminence. 21 days ago
Ayla Spoke - Ayla Spoke
submitted Ayla Spoke - Ayla Spoke. 22 days ago
Dirge - D.N.A. (D.ead N.etwork A.ccess)
submitted Dirge - D.N.A. (D.ead N.etwork A.ccess). 22 days ago
Harald
submitted Harald "Sack" Ziegler* Featuring Axel Fischer - Gott Sei Punk. 22 days ago
Sack* Meets Trigger -B* And Other Friends* - Dubblegum Bubbledub
submitted Sack* Meets Trigger -B* And Other Friends* - Dubblegum Bubbledub. 22 days ago
Dauerfisch - Herr Braumpruk... Und Die Gefahren Des Mittelmeerraums
submitted Dauerfisch - Herr Braumpruk... Und Die Gefahren Des Mittelmeerraums. 22 days ago
Markus Eichenberger - Atemwerke
submitted Markus Eichenberger - Atemwerke. 22 days ago
Assemblage Degenerator - De Gesloten Afdeling
submitted Assemblage Degenerator - De Gesloten Afdeling. 23 days ago
List Of Mrs. Arson - Icön Fun! Dög's Load!
submitted List Of Mrs. Arson - Icön Fun! Dög's Load!. 24 days ago
List Of Mrs. Arson - M. Existential Quantifier
submitted List Of Mrs. Arson - M. Existential Quantifier. 24 days ago
Living In Dreamtime - #2
submitted Living In Dreamtime - #2. 25 days ago
submitted Thunderbox* - This Rainy Season. 25 days ago
Concerto (4) - Short Stories
submitted Concerto (4) - Short Stories. 25 days ago
Electronically Engineered Laconia Renaissance Stoneware - Dandy Shoot
submitted Electronically Engineered Laconia Renaissance Stoneware - Dandy Shoot. 25 days ago
The Baboons - The Baboons
submitted The Baboons - The Baboons. 25 days ago
Rai Express* - Ethno Beat
submitted Rai Express* - Ethno Beat. 25 days ago
Psygram - New Vision Of Shadows (Demo Cassette Of New Material [1992/93])
submitted Psygram - New Vision Of Shadows (Demo Cassette Of New Material [1992/93]). 25 days ago
Larb - Figuring Out What's What 'N What. (The True Story Of Larb - Volume 2)
submitted Larb - Figuring Out What's What 'N What. (The True Story Of Larb - Volume 2). 25 days ago
Larb - AJZ (Sun Oct 16 Highland Grounds 9:00)
submitted Larb - AJZ (Sun Oct 16 Highland Grounds 9:00). 25 days ago
Larb - Asafoetida Cramp Terminal
submitted Larb - Asafoetida Cramp Terminal. 25 days ago
Various - Power Grid Network
submitted Various - Power Grid Network. 26 days ago
Mayfirst - Demo
submitted Mayfirst - Demo. 26 days ago