La Boîte à Disques

Cocteau Twins: “Heaven or Las Vegas” (1990), my story

I’m not a musician and I don’t play any instruments. But music is one of my loves. So I’m taking notes in these reviews.

Golden discs for big record sellers

Gold discs are only given to artists. True or false? Wrong, record representatives at the time also received them, according to their sales! Golden disc, scratched disc, broken disc I’m sure you’re all familiar with these gold (or platinum) record… Continue Reading →

Hooverphonic: ‘A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular’ (1996) UK

Small as it is, past 25 years, Belgium has been able to boast a musical talent that unites passion and technique in music with a definite soul: Hooverphonic. Review of their first trip-hop album.

Who longs for the old days of record shops?

“It was such a joy to go to record shops,” claims a Nostalgia host on 15 March 2018 during a podcast by Brice Depasse paying tribute to the enthusiasts who pass on the passion for elpees and emotions on vinyl…. Continue Reading →

Johnny Halliday by the one who was selling

Johnny Hallyday. Double in the news 2017-2018. His death and his entry into the legend. The underbelly of an inheritance then. It is not the object of this article. You will actually discover the artist by the one who sold… Continue Reading →

Boxing up the Record Box

What could be more beautiful than starting a record store in the 1960s, the decade of all possibilities? And, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful for music? At nine o’clock in the morning, my mother, Marie Van Brabant,… Continue Reading →

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