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Taipei "Sound" vinyl cafe! A design space for collecting music albums on vinyl, shellac, and cassett

Updated: Feb 9, 2022

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The "Sounds Good" café near the Yongkang shopping district is music-oriented, with a collection of vinyl, shellac, cassette tapes, CDs, and other music collections, and the space design is also designed by Wu Tuo and Zhang Geming. It is like walking through a time tunnel and arriving at the music time of the past. The store is currently in trial operation and was opened on November 28, 2021.

vinyl record cafe in Taipei

Although there is no time machine in this world, often there is a song, a melody, leading us back to that time and space. The Sounds Good Music Café, which is based on the concept of "time tunnel", was born out of the desire of its owner, Pei-Yu Lin, to share her music collection with the public and to let people slow down and experience music in this fast age, and even to let young people who have never seen cassette tapes or vinyl know about the existence of such beautiful music.

recording studio

As you step into the Sound along the curved entrance, the speaker design above the door handle immediately reminds you that you are about to embark on a musical journey through time; indeed, what you see is not only a large number of CDs, cassettes, vinyl, shellac, vinyl recorders, and gramophones, but also a wash-up bar that incorporates sound wave imagery, as well as the names of representative songs of the year and classic English lyrics on the floor, which not only shows the ingenuity of the design but also makes music fans smile. A bar is a great place for music fans to smile. The music that comes to your ears may be the best-selling songs of a certain era, charming indie music, movie soundtracks, etc. Whether you are familiar with it or not, you can revisit or meet with the beautiful music here.

vinyl record cafe

vinyl shop

The basement is a unique space, divided into three parts, such as the "Recording Room", which offers vinyl recording services, where consumers can record their own vinyl records for three to five minutes, or simply rent the space for recording; the stairway-style "Lazy Man's Room", which is filled with lazy bones, is equipped with audio and projection equipment, and allows friends to make reservations for meetings; and the space is created with the "Primary School" scene from the manager's memory, allowing people to go back to the nostalgic days of their youth.

show room

lamp in studio

In addition to offering Elvis sandwiches, salmon tea and rice, and warm salads, the restaurant also invites MKCR Mountain Kids Coffee to make special coffee for the voices, and the textured utensils make the overall dining experience even more memorable. It is also worth mentioning that the menu is inspired by vinyl records, so you can pick up the vinyl and experience the fun of playing it yourself, immersing yourself in the world of beautiful music.

Sounds good

Tel: (02) 2358-1668

Address: No. 1-3, Lane 30, Sec. 2, Xinsheng South Road, Daan District, Taipei

Note: All reservations will be made during the trial run.

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