First record bought (and I still have it) : Pink Floyd – Piper At The Gates of Dawn. I wrote my name on this because Cd’s cost a small fortune at the time. The first record I actually got bought for me was Off TheWall by Michael Jackson. I don’t have it anymore.
Most proud of : Adult. – The Decampment Trilogy. A trio of 7” in a limited edition of 100 copies, each one came with a signed print by the vocalist Nicola Kuperus who is also an amazing photographer. Not their best music but an amazing thing to have.
The record I would buy for a friend : Social Studies – Proxemics (editors note: it's really good). I am never quite able to comprehend the fact that I have this album on my label. It’s just so breathtakingly good. The day I listened to the first copy of this album when I got it back from the printers was one of my happiest and proudest moments.
Best named and also worst cover : Christmas Baubles And Their Strange Sounds. These are Russian electronica wizards who released a few amazing things (“Tuner” and “Reframing”). Then they released an album of nonsense noises and insane beats with the worst name ever (it’s the English translation of Elochnye Igrushki which is initialized as E.U (weird huh ?)) and it has a picture of a Japanese lady in a pretty dress giving birth rather violently to a squid. They never really recovered.
Most heard : Iron Maiden – Killers. I probably listen to this once a week. It makes me want to cry tears of blood and rip my denim jacket (with a patch on the back) off and scream “N.W.O.B.H.M !!!!!” to the heavens. When I die I want to my coffin to be set on fire and catalpulted into the sea while they play “The Ides of March”.
Guilty pleasure and when I’m in that mood : Altern 8 – Full On Mask Hysteria. Look at it. It’s the best picture disc you’ve ever fucking seen isn’t it. Yes, it is. And it’s mine. And you know what ? It sounds even better than it looks. Total rave genius.