Circular, but yet to be completely sustainable.

From own collection, framed poster, source is ‘”iQuote” famous icons/famous quotes’ and Frank Sinatra CD’s with detailed source information via discogs link below.

metalsouth is selling second hand vinyls and now also CD’s from own collection at discogs (details via the link) for very reasonable prices. Deliveries are made globally in special record cardboard packages with one inner-and one outer compartment. The condition of each item is stated in our discogs account and the aim is to deliver at least ‘VG+’ on the media.

100 titles are now available and many more are to come. Below are some LP’s exemplifying the wide range of artist, genres and musical eras representing own musical upbringing and interest.

LP’s from own collection. Swedish: Peter Le Marc, Adolphson & Falk, Carl Anton/Monica Nielsen. Non-Swedish: The Beach Boys, Ian Dury & the Blockheads, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Bananarama, Echo & The Bunnymen. Tracy Chapman.

A perfect title of this post would have been ‘Circular and Sustainable’ in the sense of the records being environmentally friendly. The vinyl is made from pvc and is, of course, sustainable in the meaning of surviving wear and tear over long periods and keeping a high quality sound standard. To only argue that the economical footprint still is much less than the streaming musical industry won’t lead to any progress. Research is made today on finding alternative materials to the pvc. This we will follow, learn and spread information about. The vinyl has made a massively strong comeback and the interest for the CD increases again. These media types are back and here to stay!

Queens and Kings of Jazz

It’s Friday and all, and we are happy to announce that we from our collection have released for sale a number of used, clean and in really good condition jazz albums (LP) in the metalsouth store at Discogs. Kindly, have a look if anything is to your liking, place an offer or order directly. You will find albums from Miles Davies, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole and Lester Young.

We ship globally at standard or trackable/insured rates and use special security cardboard vinyl packaging (inner and outer compartments).

How can we now bridge jazz over to the hard rock-and metal genres, which is our metalsouth soul and base? It’s actually not so hard, since generally analyzed different musical genres influence each other. More concretely, we recommend an article How Black Sabbath Made Heavy Metal Swing’ by Hank Shteamer, Feb. 12, 2020, in Rolling Stone.

Stay safe and have a swinging weekend.

Black Sabbath, Sweden Rock, Norje, SE, June 7, 2014.
Black Sabbath, Sweden Rock, Norje, SE, June 7, 2014.
Black Sabbath, Sweden Rock, Norje, SE, June 7, 2014.
Black Sabbath, Sweden Rock, Norje, SE, June 7, 2014.