Originally published on The Vinyl Factory.
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.