January 14, 2018
Because every record collection has a story.
Home Grown is our series profiling you lot and your excellent record collections. Taking our cue from the brilliant submissions to the #VFRecordCollections thread on Instagram, we want to share a little of your hard-earned love for vinyl with the world.
Each week, we’ll be profiling a different collector from around the world and finding out what makes them tick. Want in? Send us a pic and a few words about your collection to firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Daniel Kaarill
# of records (approx.): 5,000
How long have you been collecting for? About 20 years
What part of your set-up are you most proud of?
I suppose the fact that I dedicated the biggest room in my apartment to my collection and nothing else. My living room is all about listening to music, everything else goes in the other room.
People tell me that I’m a geek for organising my collection by record label and catalogue number, but I’m proud of that too.
What record(s) are you most proud of?
There are quite a few labels with 50+ releases where I have the entire catalogue, but that also may be down to a spot of OCD… I co-own the Multiplex imprint and sometimes help out Echocord Records as well. I’m proud of contributing something physical that ends up in other people’s collections.
What does your record collection mean to you?
It’s the one thing I own, that I feel comfortable with owning me as well. The last time I moved I must have thrown away three fourths of my possessions, and I hate having too much “stuff”, but the first thing I did when I was looking to buy this apartment, was to measure if the wall was wide enough for my record shelves.
There’s nothing better than having a great sound system and a tonne of records in your life.