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Rückblick 2017

Posted in Musik Department Berlin, Musik für alle with tags , , , , , , , on 31. Dezember 2017 by Musik Department

2017, a fast and perceptively year. The ongoing medial coverage, about an assumed renaissance of vinyl culture is the big misunderstanding between apparenty interest and the daily hard life of a store owner. The growth rate concerns online sales, less the analog existence without web store, discogs business, …

The new enthusiasm about vinyl or vinyl culture is simply an appearance and less a reliable movement. A simple example on not reliable rapture showed the Berlin based RadioEins on a video, produced for the “vinyl day“ on their channel. Be stunned here

Therefore, here a few notes about our daily business, light spots and alienations.

main challenge of the year:
the new quality on perception that means the dislike to spot something. Curiosity is slowly dying, spontaneity already disappered. In other words decorators versus music lovers.

realization of the year:

tons of releases. Mean is the new spearhead

positive surprise of the year:

King Krule, The Ooz

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reissue label of the year: Habibi Funk

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wrong stock of the year:
customer: do you have bird sounds on vinyl?
we: yes, have a look ( 9 records with 324 bird samples from three continents).
after 8 minutes – no business. He missed the bird, he was looking for.

maybe you missed or looked for list variable here

anticipation of the year, means release january 2018:

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Berlin classic of the year:

ambition of the year:

2018 we start our 7Inch Label. Right of ownership already save.

question of the year: …. do you have normal records?

poem of the year = Peace, wherever !

the earth is my altar,

the sky is my dome

the mind is my garden

the heart is my home

and i’m always at home

Eden Ahbez

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I want to thank you

Posted in Musik Department Berlin, Musik für alle with tags , , , , , , , , on 26. Februar 2015 by Musik Department

– I Want To Thank You, 1981 from

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this month, on the 10th, five years ago the Musik Department opened his doors. Through the years the whole business wasn’t easy, but  for us it still makes sense and most important – WE HAVE FUN !!

Perception No.1 – curiosity is an endangered species. We give our best to keep it alive

First compilation highlight from this young year. Tramp Records with a fine selction

– Praise Poems by the Warmth

-Resurgence by the Ulysses Crocketts, both from

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this year will be again strrrong on reissues, like this one

– Double Action, 1979 from the album

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a good one, call it classic or classy = timeless,  from 1979 – Rupert Hine with his Quantum Jump

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last friday here in Berlin. DJ Set from the new Mayer Hawthorne project Tuxedo, together with Jake One. This time back on the Stones Throw Label

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The Set was very very 80s, very Disco to Boogie, very danceable and most of all good fun. You can have listen here . First teaser from the album

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Berlin On Vinyl 2. Edition

Posted in Musik Department Berlin, Musik für alle with tags , , , , , , , on 17. November 2014 by Musik Department

Simply, because the are not really thrilling releases this year, we feel sometimes a little bit like this

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this picture was taken 1978 in the west – berlin subway. The next picture is taken from the advanced 2.Edition of the Berlin On Vinyl book . Released today

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The first edition was sold, after five month – THANK YOU !

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You can order the book easily – here 

Still no paypal button. Please, just send a mail to musikdepartment@gmail.com

These guys did a top 100 album releases 2010 – 2014. Maybe you can update yourself, or find something new.

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Berlin On Vinyl – a coffee table book

Posted in Musik Department Berlin, Musik für alle with tags , on 2. Juli 2014 by Musik Department

after three years of development & diggin we proudly present and offer the first MD product

Berlin On Vinyl – 144 pages, 219 covers & images

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– Schönhauser

Since the inception of the Vinyl Record, the album cover has been the source of information about the product, author or artist. It educates the consumer about the recorded content, and its photography and graphic design are meant to enhance the listeners understanding of the artists recorded vision.

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This particular picture-book project moves the musical aspect of the vinyl record in the background and allows for a new view on cover design. With this particular focus in mind, thematically framed, a mirror image evolves of a unique era of Berlin.

– Morgens um 5

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Conveying the rhythms of continuous architectural and cultural changes over centuries, from the sixties to the eighties, this book documents a one of a kind snapshot of one of the greatest cosmopolitan cities in the world.
We are inviting you to explore and enjoy a leisurely walk through Berlin – via Vinyl album covers.

– In Berlin, in der Nacht, in den Straßen

Ku-8for more informations and order terms, please go to BOV

BadBadNotGood = Buying Order

Posted in Die CD, Musik Department Berlin, Musik für alle with tags , , on 20. Mai 2014 by Musik Department

irregular, there are these youngsters inspired and impressed from Jazz. In love with soul, soundtracks, library stuff –  but wanna do their own thing. Examples could be

2001 – from the album

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2004 –  from the album

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2014 we have these friendly guys age 21 to 23 – BadBadNotGood, also BBNG

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yesterday, 9pm Berlin – Grüner Salon

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90 Minutes later

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amazing!!  time with the new stuff from their actual album, simply named 3 –

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My Hero, Zero

Posted in Die CD, Musik Department Berlin, Musik für alle with tags , , , , , , , , on 26. April 2014 by Musik Department

Last Saturday we had a really nice succesful RSD. It seems, both groups – before and behind the counter –  were pleased. Strange note of that day. Not one or 1 of three fantastic reissues from belgian fusion jazz combo Placebo (with Marc Moulin) were sold.

– You Got Me Hummin‘, 1971 from the album

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also, we tried to find a new owner for this fine release

– Tainted Love, 1965 from

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no chance means zero

sold – all Kylie Minogue 7Inches and Oasis 12Inches. What does that mean ? Nothing, but happy customers.

for this weekend new releases

– Pop ( Instrumental)

– Pillars , both 2014 from the album

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this one beams us to the 90s quality nights here in Berlin – old but new = fantastic !

– Acid Test 09, 2014 from Tin Man and Donato Dozzy

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regularly readers know – we love our soundtrack without a movie category. This months tune

– Clear Passage, 2014

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Symbol is the solo effort of producer and multi-instrumentalist Christopher Royal King. Best known as a founding member and lead guitarist of the massive orchestral-rock ensemble This Will Destroy You

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have a fantastic weekend wherever !!

 

Song with no Name or Soundtrack without a Movie

Posted in Die CD, Musik Department Berlin, Musik für alle with tags , , , , , , on 1. Februar 2014 by Musik Department

– Song with no Name, 1971 from the album

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today first time sun, after really frosty days here in Berlin. We wanna keep it mellow. Next up the gorgeous Pye Corner Audio from the upcoming Black Mill Tapes 1-4 Box. Folks say – John Carpenter meets BOC, we say Soundtrack without a Movie

– Electronic Rhythm No.3

– Transcription Service

PyeGummy Soul ? yep, one of these fine labels with schmoooth releases like Wally Clarke

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– Holla

– Hibiscus – hooked on it ? please go here

finally another yummy from the David Crosby album –  check the whole one !!

– Cowboy Movie

Spaceplattehave a fantastic weekend wherever