Lots of good-looking boys for this one! After a couple of months off, this favourite records feature is back with musicians from Austria, the UK and [drumroll]... the Ukraine! Joachim is the second musician from Deckchair Orange to have given us his time and pretty face, whereas Luke Leighfield, who's here and there and everywhere on the internet thanks to his web presence (I secretly think he does not sleep) presents a record that reflects his influences and, possibly, his personality. Last but not least, we've got Heinali, a composer who makes entrancing music and leads us into a realm of Jazz. Thanks guys!

Joachim Hackl (of Deckchair Orange) Deep Cuts by The Knife

Rummaging through my collection of records I was wondering on which criteria I should base the selection of my 'favourite record of all time’. A lot of records I came across are connected to very special situations, certain feelings, persons or memories so it’s quite hard to choose only one of them as a personal favourite but eventually I made up my mind: Deep Cuts by The Knife! Amongst all the songs, records and tunes in my mind this one reminds me the most of my stay in Australia two years ago. I lived at a warehouse in Melbourne together with seven other people for a couple of months and chances were good you’d get to listen to that album every second day because someone would play it on the in-house PA that you simply couldn’t avoid hearing. And even though it sometimes happened at 4 o’clock in the morning making it impossible not to wake up and join the party instead of trying to go back to sleep it’s still very positive memories that I wouldn’t want to miss at all. What I like about it amongst other things is the diversity of the single songs that do add up to a coherent lot collectively. Moreover it is an all time favourite for partycrash-youtube-DJing and a constant companion in late-night work.

Luke Leighfield Greatest Hits 1 by Queen

After wrestling long and hard (and obviously debating which album would make me look coolest in this feature) I decided to write about Queen - Greatest Hits 1 (which is a compilation and not a proper album, for which I'm eternally repentant). I guess quite a lot of people my age grew up with their parents playing 'classic' bands around the house like The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Queen et al, but my parents never really listened to that much music so I discovered Queen for myself pretty late on. Anyway, the reason I love this album so much is because it's so incredibly different to anything else out there. It's fresh, diverse, quirky (but not in a try-hard way) and overblown, yet it's still poppy and accessible with far-reaching appeal (there have been 25 million copies of Greatest Hits 1 sold worldwide!) Imagine if Bohemian Rhapsody came out now, in 2010. What would people think? How did Queen ever get away with releasing such utterly mental music? I have absolutely no idea. I love the fact that they have piano ballads alongside stadium rock tracks, alongside little disco numbers, alongside whatever 'We Will Rock You' constitutes (isn't it basically one massive chorus with the occasional guitar solo?) Queen, in my humble opinion, broke all the rules. Freddie Mercury's voice is out of this world, Brian May's tone is sublime and his solos always sound absolutely effortless, and the four of them just looked ridiculous. Their name was indicative of the arrogance and bombast of the music, but they got away with it. Why? Because they were really great. And that is why I love this album.

Heinali A Love Supreme by John Coltrane

A Love Supreme is a Love Supreme. Not very much to be told about this work, but much to be listened. And then contemplated. And then listened again. Maybe one can say this is the purest ultimate form of Spinoza's ideas. One of the most important musical comprehensions of the XX century.