at Redscroll Records
We will be CLOSED on EASTER SUNDAY. Please enjoy the day as suggested in this quick blog entry earlier today.
Quick note about the upcoming Record Store Day (4/21/12) - we'll be opening early (at 9AM this year) and we'll have the full list posted the day before (if I can possibly do it earlier I will, but things probably won't show up until the last minute). Some releases have already been delayed and a few have been cancelled - that information can be found on the Record Store Day website. We'll have more announcements and information posted here and through Twitter. Of course, it's business as usual otherwise and we're working as hard as ever to keep up and to keep you informed of what we have going on and what's coming in. On to the update... right after this commercial interruption:
LPs & 12"s
Alligators "Time's Up You're Dead"
AU "Both Lights (+ D/L, Deluxe Jacket + Printed Inner Sleeve)"
Bear In Heaven "I Love You, It's Cool (Ltd. Ed. White Vinyl + D/L)"
Black Dice "Mr. Impossible "
Bola "Volume 7 (Awesome Tapes From Africa + D/L)"
Breton "Other People's Problems (+ D/L)"
Carter Tutti Void "Transverse (LP + CD; A Unique & Exclusive Collaboration By Chris Carter, Cosey Fanni Tutti, & Nik Void)"
Choir Of Young Believers "Rhine Gold (+ D/L)""
Collage Culture "Examining The 21ST Century's Identity Crisis"
Demdike Stare / Hype Williams "Meets Shangaan Electro"
Earthless "Sonic Prayer Jam (Ltd. Ed. Color Vinyl)"
Fields, Lee "Faithful Man (+ D/L)"
First Aid Kit "The Big Black & The Blue (180 Gram Vinyl + D/L)"
Giana Factory "Save The Youth (Ltd. Ed. + 20 Track D/L + Poster)"
Iron Maiden "En Vivo! (Ltd. Ed. Double Picture Disc Vinyl)"
Marley, Bob "Lee "Scratch" Perry Masters (Remixed/Remastered)"
Mickens, Sam "Slay & Shake"
Midnight Souls "Going Through The Motions"
Nurse With Wound / Blind Cave Salamander "Cabbalism "
Rob "Make It Fast, Make It Slow"
Sic "Thought Noises"
Skeletonwitch "Beyond The Permafrost (Gatefold Reissue)"
Thieves Like Us "Bleed Bleed Bleed (+ D/L)"
Trampled By Turtles "Stars And Satellites (180 Gram + D/L)"
U.V. P0P (UV Pop) "No Songs Tomorrow (+ D/L With 3 Unreleased Songs)"
Various Artists "Mondo Hollywood: Original Motion Picture Sound Track"
Various Artists "Hells Angels On Wheels: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack"
White Fence "White Fence & Family/Perfume Vol. 1 (Of 2)"
Wino & Conny Ochs "Labour Of Love (Latitudes Series /500)"
Zammuto "Zammuto (Side Project Of The Books + D/L)"
Hip-Hop 12"s & LPs
Cut Chemist "Outro (Revisited) Featuring Blackbird"
Doomstarks (Doom & Ghostface) "Victory Laps (Feat. Madvillainz Remix)"
Homeboy "Sandman "Chimera EP"
Roddy Rod "Oakwood Grain II (+ D/L For This And Volume One)"
Electronic 12"s & LPs
Burial / Four Tet "Nova"
Devonwho "Strangebrew (+ D/L)"
DJ Kaos "Keep On Movin'"
Dream Continuum "Reworkz E.P."
Ekoplekz "Westerleigh Works EP"
Elephant & Castle "Transitions (Feat. Tuneyards & Rachel Fannan)"
Eleven Tigers "Stableface / Stableface (Peverelist Remix)"
Funckarma Vs. Onionboy "Rusty W / Kokon"
H. Mueller - DJ Stingray "NRSB-11"
Host, The (Barry Lynn/Boxcutter) "The Host (+ D/L)"
Ital "Hive Mind (+ D/L)"
Laid Back "Cosyland"
Lone "Crystal Caverns 1991"
Mieux! "Next Episode"
Parrish, Theo "Capritarious 7 / Only The Beginning"
Roger, Franck "Take You Up"
Schlachthofbronx "Dirty Dancing (2LP + CD)"
Swindle & Silkie "Unlimited / Pineapple"
Szczepanik, Nicholas "We Make Life Sad"
Trackman Lafonte & Bonquiqui "Fortunes Of The Lord / More Than A Cat Has Ever Seen / The Feeling The Force / Fascinating Facts"
Various Artists "KETA004: Rioteer - Gabberism And The Subcultural Behaviour Pattern Trap"
Various Artists "San Proper Skudge Silent Running 2012 DMNTL AS-5.4 Rattle (Station 2 Station) Anniversary Series Part 4"
Zundel, Mati "Amazonico Gravitante"
Best Coast "Make You Mine (2x7")"
Git Some (2 Members Of Planes Mistaken For Stars) "Git Some (+ D/L)"
King Tuff "Wild Desire (+ D/L /750)"
Lia Ices "Wish You Were Here / Late Night"
Noose "The War Of All Against All"
NY Hoods, The "Demo 1986"
Oddisee "Slow It Down / On Standby (Feat. YU) / Slow It Down (Inst.)"
Rations "How Much Land Does A Man Need?"
Revenge / Hate Your Guts "Watch The World Burn"
Schlachthofbronx "Slowine / Dickie Riddim Feat. Warrior Queen"
Snowing "Fuck Your Emotional Bullshit"
Title Fight "Kingston"
White Woods "Where Did You Go (+ D/L /500)"
Addison Groove "Transistor Rhythm"
Baker, Aidan "Green & Cold"
Blood Of Heroes, The "The Blood Of Heroes"
Bola "Volume 7"
Borgore "Borgore's Misadventures In Dubstep (Various Artists)"
Carter Tutti Void "Transverse (A Unique & Exclusive Collaboration By Chris Carter, Cosey Fanni Tutti, & Nik Void)"
Com Truise "Galactic Melt"
Deadmau5 Vs. Melleefresh "Melleefresh Vs. Deadmau5 At Play"
Dial81 "Boxcar Portal"
Dr. John "Locked Down"
Front 242 "Geography"
High On Fire "De Vermis..."
Host, The (Barry Lynn/Boxcutter) "The Host"
Les Momies De Palerme "Brulez Ce Coeur"
Lull & Beta Cloud & Andrew Liles "Circadian Rhythm Reconfigured"
Oneohtrix Point Never "Replica"
Porter Ricks "Biokinetics"
Various "SuperiorBelly (Compilation)"
Various "Sid Chip Sounds: The Music Of The Commodore 64"
Carter Tutti Void Transverse CD/LP
(Mute)(Buy Online From RSR)
This is a live album without live album trappings (no crowd noise, etc. - taken straight from the sound mix essentially). It's got the Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti pair (of Throbbing Gristle and their own dealings) and Nik Void (Factory Floor). I was not at the Short Circuit Festival where this was recorded, but I imagine it was even more hypnotic and mesmerizing there and I long to play this at very high volumes so I can try to mock that experience as best I can. The whole thing flows seemlessly and when it ends it feels abrupt (though it is not) to be pushed back into the waking world (or maybe just stare at the cover until you press play again).
Neptune msg rcvd CD/LP
(Northern Spy)(Buy Online From RSR)
It’s fascinating how musicians can exemplify their sound through the construction of their instruments: for example, classical performers lean toward exquisite designs. Boston’s Neptune represents noise rock’s jagged, rough elements excellently with instruments literally constructed from scrap metal (for example, not many music stores sell amplified gas cans or metal buckets.) The result is a very unconventional, dramatic vocal-laced sound right the beginning with the endlessly piercing build-up of “Luminous Skull.” It’s followed by the cold, nightmarish “Dark Report,” which is loaded with sharp guitars reminiscent of no wave and abrupt blasts of radio static. Another highlight is the eerily atmospheric “Negative Reversal,” complete with the same brand of bizarre poetry found in the earlier tracks (“let’s lift the curtain up / see how he operates / he’s made of medicine / an anesthetic.”) The most “accessible” track would be “Rpr,” with more traditional-sounding noise-rock patterns that wouldn’t sound out of place alongside acts like Sonic Youth and Boredoms. For the most part, though, it’s a very avant-garde journey for those who love challenging music.
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan YT//ST CD/LP
(Psychic Handshake)(Buy Online From RSR)
To put it in the most basic terms, this record comes from an experimental Montreal collective that includes members of Japanese-Scottish (Ruby Kato Attwood) and Chinese-Irish (Alaska B) descent. Their culture-mixing origins translate to their self-categorized “noh-wave” sound (that’s no typo – it refers to Japan’s Noh theater.) They manage to fuse elements from an impressive list of both Eastern and Western genres, including progressive rock, metal, psychedelia, noise, folk, opera and even pop. I was weary about seeing such a broad list, but I was very impressed with how they managed to pull it off in a truly one-of-a-kind rock opera. I’d love to see the whole thing put to visuals, because it really does sound like an interesting epic. “Reverse Crystal // Murder of a Spider” is an easy choice of a favorite with its fuzzed-out guitar-fueled sound perfect for ascending a mountain. Another standout is “A Star Over Pureland,” which features red-hot Lightning Bolt-comparable shredding. It’s not all about heaviness, though: “Oak of Guernica” relies on gorgeous, mystical dream-pop ambience and “Hoshi Neko” utilizes passionate Japanese vocals, a driving beat and a hypnotic synth hook that all build to a shimmering climax before fading into a cloud of sound.