• Artist: Cult Of Luna
    Record: Vertikal
    Vertikal is my favourite album of Cult of Luna. Since it was released in January 2013, it became one of those records that you need to listen to often, because it works as a kind of refuge. My special refuge. This is a limited edition coloured vinyl, black and white vinyl, and it was a present for my 40 birthday. I really love this album
  • Artist: DJ Shadow
    Record: Entroducing
    The first time I heard the track, 'organ donor', was the summer of 1997 and I was mind boggled! It was at the local skatepark in the city where I went to high school. A friend and I was sitting in his moms car listening to hip hop mix-tapes we had recorded, then a fellow friend came over with a tape. I clearly remember his huge wide eyes, telling us "you have to listen to this track, it's the bomb"!! I had no idea what it was, it was just amazing! This organ just going crazy with a sick beat! I had never heard anything like it. 'Entroducing', by dj Shadow is the album that introduced me to a world of instrumental hip hop mixed with electronic music, which most of my record collection, today, reflects. When I started to collect records in 2009, it was the first record I bought. I still listen to it a couple of times a month and it is still one of my favorites.
  • Artist: Janis Joplin
    Record: In Concert
    This is my wife with a record of her favourite artist, which we found in a small store in Berlin. We adore vinyl and find it in different places of the planet! 'In Concert' is a live album by Janis Joplin. It was released in 1972, after Joplin's death. The first record contains performances with Big Brother & The Holding Company, recorded at various locations in 1968 and 1970, and the second with the Full Tilt Boogie Band. Join us: @trip.of.vinyl.
  • Artist: Samael
    Record: Worship Him
    Worship Him is a Symphonic Black Metal masterpiece and is the best metal album I’ve ever heard. This album changed my perspective on the metal genre. Growing up, I had only listened to popular heavy metal and hard rock that was available through commercial radio. This was different. It was raw and dark...it led me to search for non-commercial and underground bands which resulted in my massive vinyl collection obsession today. Black Metal is not a trend, but if you appreciate real music, you should listen to this album.
  • Artist: John Coltrane
    Record: Blue Train
    'Blue Train' was the first jazz album that I listened to and I got captured into magical world of sound. I love to close my eyes and let the music take me on the esoteric trip to 50’. Those times seem so elegant and well mannered but still somehow exciting. The dialogs between instruments its really emotional, it seems like each one of them has its own story to tell. You cannot get bored with your ride on blue train even if you already remember most of the music part. It’s one of the biggest classic ever and its impact on contemporary music is crucial. This photo was taken as a part of our project with @magdalenawegner. The idea was to share my music inspiration, all the great albums that have influenced me as a songwriter, a singer, a person.
  • Artist: Black Sabbath
    Record: Black Sabbath
    I grew up as an only child spending a lot of time by myself, among my mother's books and my father's music. One day, I was about 10 or 11 years old, I decided to go through my father's records. I didn't know anything of those bands and musicians because they hadn't been played for so long, so the artwork in the sleeves were pretty much the only factor I had in choosing one to listen to. And of course, the one that stood out immediately was the first Black Sabbath. I was absolutely mesmerized by that cover. The somber landscape in dark tones, the strange figure wearing black - that looked sinister and yet strangely appealing. Like someone I wanted to get to know. So I just had to play it.

    I was very careful, as I knew vinyl records were fragile things one must respect and cherish. And very slowly I dropped the needle on this one. As that swirl started to move, to the rainy sounds and then Ozzy's metalic voice singing 'What is this that stands before me?', the hair in my arms immediately raised. And I was hooked for life. Maybe it was the swirl that got me hypnotized forever. Maybe it was the absolute crushing heavyness of Geezer's bass. Or that Iommi guitar unlike anything I had listened before - it was the early 90s after all, and the music on the radio was 'slightly' different.

    My english was in the very beginning, so I couldn't figure out all the words, but then came N.I.B.... "Wow, are they singing about Lucifer? And at the same time making me move to the song? And that inverted cross inside the gatefold? I like this. I like this a lot!" That day a loner girl found out where she belonged. And so this is my absolute most precious object, the very record that opened the gates for me, for all the metal tape trading that soon followed, and the exploring of everything heavy, musically. And all the good people that came along with music.