Friday, May 25, 2012

26th of 2012 Update

26th of 2012 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

Real Art Ways is showing the film Marley this week (5/25 - 5/31). Click here to see a preview. It premiers tonight at 7 PM, and there will be a pre-film discussion / appetizer session starting at 6:30 with Fire & Ice.

We will also be closed on Monday due to Memorial Day. Go outside or visit a state park to celebrate. Enjoy it. 'Merica.

LPs & 12"s
Airbird        "Trust" (Ltd. Ed. + D/L)
Alaric / Atriarch    "Alaric / Atriarch Split"
Audioslave    "Out Of Exile" (Collector's Ed. Blue Vinyl)
Burial Hex    "Blood Between Her Lakes"
Che    "Sounds Of Liberation"
Comus    "Out Of The Coma"
Cult, The    "Choice Of Weapon"
Data Romance    "Data Romance"
Drainolith    "Fighting"
Halo    "Degree Zero Point Of Implosion"
King Tuff    "King Tuff"
Mars Volta, The        "Scabdates" (2LP PIC Discs)
Mars Volta, The        "Noctourniquet" (Ltd Ed. 3D Inner Sleeve + 3D Glasses, Colored)
Nadler, Marissa        "The Sister"
Octo Octa    "LA Vampires By Octo Octa: Freedom 2K"
Peasant        "Bound For Glory"
Raajmahal    "Raajmahal" (/300 Silk Screened Cover: Carla Baker (Baba Yaga, Flower Orgy), Pat Murano (NNCK, Decimus) and Santa Wolanczyk (Flower Orgy))
Rain Drinkers    "Yesodic Helices"
Rudimentary Peni    "No More Pain E.P." (+ Fold Out Poster)
Selecter, The    "Too Much Pressure"
Sharpe, Edward And The Magnetic Zeros    "Here"
Skints, The    "Part & Parcel (Import)"
Telescopes, The        "As Approved By The Committee"
Trapist        "The Golden Years"
Wreathes    "Wreathes" (Black Vinyl)
Wreathes    "Wreathes" (Color Vinyl)

Hip-Hop 12"s & LPs
Camp Lo        "Uptown Saturday Night" (Official 2LP Reissue Remastered + Poster)
Digital Underground    "Sex Packets"
Jay-Z    "The Blueprint" (Gatefold 2LP)
Killer Mike    "R.A.P. Music"
La The Darkman    "Heist Of The Century"
Mad Cobra    "Hard To Wet, Easy To Dry"
MF DOOM        "Operation Doomsday: Silver Age Set" (Remastered 2LP On "Gun Metal" Colored Vinyl)
RJD2    "Deadringer" (Remastered + 2 Previously Unreleased Songs)
Various Artists        "Lyricist Lounge Volume One" (4LP; De La Soul, Mos Def, Q-Tip, Saul Williams, Talib Kweli, Zack De La Rocha, KRS-One, Last Emperor)

Electronic 12"s & LPs
Blockhead    "Interludes After Midnight" (2LP + D/L)
Brackles    "No. 2"
Caprice        "Depths Revival EP"
Ill Blu        "Clapper"
Moby    "The Poison Tree (David Lynch Remix) / Lie Down In Darkness (Photek Remix)" (UK RSD Title)
Slugabed    "Time Team" (3LP + D/L)
Walton        "All Night EP"

Alabama Shakes    "Be Mine / You Ain't Alone"
Babies, The    "My Name / The War"
Best Coast / Wavves    "Summer Is Forever" (/1500 Tour Press)
Curmudgeon    "Curmudgeon"
Samiam        " I Am" (Colored Vinyl + D/L)

My Bloody Valentine "Loveless" (2 CD Special Edition Remastered)


Hailing from London, Michael Lovett serves as the sole vocalist and instrumentalist for this lush, lively electropop project with a sound comparable to Hot Chip and Junior Boys. Citing R&B as a major influence - particularly from Timbaland’s production and Aaliyah’s work from her “Try Again” era – he incorporates several noticeable traits of the genre, such as multilayered vocals and moody-sounding keyboard lines.  The result is a catchy, breezy sound throughout. It’s particularly present on tracks like “Okinawa Channels,” which mixes calm vocals, old-school electronic synth and smooth strings, as
well as the particularly circuitous synth-laden chillout of “Work.” “Base64 Love” stands out as well: it sounds like an alluring romantic ballad with very unconventional lyricism (“if you’re out tonight / I’m formatting my hard drive / into FA1832 / but maybe we could play with the… ca-bles…”) The whole album is an interesting, well-played take on the electropop genre to say the least. 
[Reviewer: Mark]

Black Dice Mr. Impossible
(Ribbon Music)

On the sixth full-length from this well-established Brooklyn experimental group, it really does sound like a natural progression from 2009’s Repo. Black Dice’s past efforts have evolved from violent art-punk to strangely soothing ambience to oddly danceable experimentation: here, they settle on more abstract arrangements of repeating patterns that work in several ways. For example, opener “Pinball Wizard” relies on two halves: a freaky 4-note downtempo buzz backed by spooky synth in the first, and a highly-kinetic drum that seriously gets the ball rolling (no pun intended) in the second. The energetic and colorful “Pigs” is easily the most accessible yet fun track: it sounds like a chopped-and-screwed mix of punk rock and rhythmic electronic weirdness. Also, the eight-minute-plus “Carnitas” interestingly manages to sound both sleepy and busy, with new, free-structured sounds popping up both gradually and unpredictably. Once again, Black Dice manage to craft fascinating, drugged-out dream worlds –I look forward to seeing how they’ll further evolve in the future. 
[Reviewer: Mark]

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