Peet Edge is a software developer living in Leipzig, Germany who also contributes to Open Your Eyes fanzine. In his spare time, he also loves searching for vinyl, especially that of the hardcore variety.
With all of that in mind, Peter is the perfect addition to the site's Record Collector club.
How long have you been collecting records?
It all started with my grandpa's old record player. After he gave me the player and a handful of German Schlager records, my dad jumped on that train and added some classics like Deep Purple and Pink Floyd. That was about eight years ago. It was the start of my journey.
Where/how do you usually find your records these days?
I'm keeping track of new releases online and mostly end up buying it in that process. Discogs, eBay, and some sell and trade groups on Facebook are my sources for used records.
What is the most you paid for a single record, where/how did you obtain it, and what was it?
Since customs and shipping to Europe are more expensive than the record itself, I paid a lot for the Relapse exclusive pressing of Howling, For the Nightmare Shall Consume by Integrity. On a used record, I spent the most on The One Thing That Still Holds True (Chain Of Strength) and The Age of Quarrel (Cro-Mags). I found them both on Facebook.
If you to pick one record label you feel had/has the best track record of quality releases, who would that be and what are some key titles you love?
First I thought that's a tough one but actually it was easy. Revelation Records is the label of choice. Youth of Today, Judge, Gorilla Biscuits, Inside Out, Warzone... I guess that explains why.
Of everything in your current collection, what is your most prized record and why?
Personally speaking, the The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time soundtrack is very important to me on an emotional level. A lot of great memories of my childhood and my sister are linked to the game and therefore also linked to the music.
Is there anything that frustrates you about the current record collecting scene?
Not really. Honestly, it's quite the opposite. I was participating in a vinyl challenge on Instagram for the first time and it was a lot of fun. Picking a different record every day and check what other people chose lead to a nice mix in my daily playlist at work.
Which records are still on your want list that you've had a tough time tracking down through the years?
Symbolic by Death and decent first presses of ...And Justice for All and Reign In Blood are the top runners of that list right now.
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