Listen to over 3000 songs from Haruki Murakami’s record collection

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Thaw mind and muscle with the Japanese author.

The next best thing to pulling up a chair in Murakami’s study and dissecting Horace Silver, is going to be tucking in to this mind-boggling 3,350-song playlist from his vinyl collection.

One of the most music-obsessed novelists on the planet, Murakami’s 10,000-record strong collection is mainly jazz but also touches on folk, pop and classical. Murakami says he always listens to music when he works. “Music brings a warm glow to my vision, thawing mind and muscle from their endless wintering,” he writes in his 1985 novel Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World.

Take a visual tour of his working space here and say goodbye to your weekend plans below:

[via Open Culture]

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