at Redscroll Records
LPs & 12"s
Amnesty "Free Your Mind: The 700 West Sessions "
Batoh, Masaki "Brain Pulse Music! (Masaki Batoh Of Ghost [Folk])"
Blackshaw, James "Love Is The Plan The Plan Is Death"
Dirty Three "Toward The Low Sun"
Ebony Rhythm Band "Soul Heart Transplant: The Lamp Sessions (2LP Gatefold)"
Funkees, The "Dancing Time: The Best Of Best Of Eastern Nigeria's Afro Rock Exponents 1973-77 (180 Gram + D/L 2LP Gatefold)"
Hawthorne Headhunters "Myriad Of Now (2LP)"
Light Asylum "Light Asylum"
Lower Dens "Nootropics"
Noble, Steve & Stephen O'Malley "St. Francis Duo (2LP)"
Omnivore "Omnivore (+ D/L)"
Taylor, Ebo "Twer Nyame"
Various Artists "Banned In Czechoslovakia: Underground Praha Musical Activism Under Communism, 1975-90 (DG 307, The MCH Band, The Plastic People Of The Universe, Uz Jsme Doma…)"
Various Artists "Metal Dance Ltd. Edition 12" Single (John Carpenter, Alan Howarth, The Cage, Shock)"
Yeh / Wesseltoft / Courtis / Lee "Cold/Burn (Anla Courtis, Okkyung Lee, C. Spencer Yeh, Jon Wesseltoft)"
Hip-Hop 12"s & LPs
Apollo Brown + OC "Trophies (2LP Gatefold)"
Atmosphere "Sad Clown Bad Summer Number 9"
Brown, Danny "The Hybrid"
Brown, Danny "XXX (+ Bonus XXXapellas 7")"
Brown, Kev "Random Joints (Clear Vinyl)"
Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf "Big Shots (2LP)"
Dibia$e "Looney Goons"
Sessions, Will "Bobo Breaks"
Various Artists "All The Breaks Vol. 1 (100 Breaks)"
Electronic 12"s & LPs
Aeroplane "We Can't Fly"
Kwes "Meantime EP"
Matador "Spooks EP"
Siriusmo "Dr. Beak's Rantanplant"
Soul Clap "Efunk: The Singles"
Stay+ "Dandelion (10")"
Traveller, The "A100 / BER / Bypass"
Brotzmann / Van Hove / Bennink "FMP S3 / Hanns Eisler Einheitsfrontlied"
Vainio, Mika "Rasputin 3000 / Devil Arrives To Finspang"
Drexciya "Journey Of The Deep Sea Dweller (Deluxe DVD Size Packaging)"
Elzhi And Will Sessions "Elmatic"
Luckyiam "Time To Get Lucky"
M.C. Shan "Q.B. O.G. The Best Of M.C. Shan"
OvalDNA "OVALDNA (35 Track Album By Oval + DVD-ROM)"
Reks "Straight, No Chaster"
Scott-Heron, Gil & Jaime XX "We're New Here"
Zorn, John "The Crucible"
EDM Night People CD/LP
Formerly known as Early Day Miners, this Bloomington, Indiana-based quartet does a great job of crafting post-rock atmospheres while maintaining a comfortable indie/alt-rock sound. It’s the perfect ambience for spending a mellow night of unwinding after a long day. The rich sounding emotional hooks in tracks like “Hold Me Down” and “Open Bar” are easy to follow and get engrossed in. One of my favorite tracks is the most experimental: the 8-and-a-half-minute “Milking The Moon” builds the most intricate, creative patterns by swirling into elements of post-punk, psychedelic and shoegaze before fading into sharp, wailing feedback. “Stereo/Video” is one of the most interesting standouts, sounding like new wave evolving into robust, modern indie with curious lyrics (“I hear voices on the stereo / I see faces on the video.”) “Temple Bar” is another high point with its male-and-female vocals and warm, passionate sound with corresponding lyrical themes (“you’re safe with me, my word is true / I wouldn’t mislead you.”)
For over seven years, this Melbourne five-piece has been dredging along with its uncompromising brand of ultra-sludgy doom metal. On top of the traditional guttural/screaming vocals and slow-simmered mix of drawn-out guitars and percussion, these guys aren’t afraid to crank up the caustic noise of heavy feedback and various other forms of crusty electronic decay. “Mechanical Disintegration” kicks it off by sounding like a malicious spirit rising from a massive, weathered and creaking machine. “Progression” and “Remains Unknown” transition into more scorched landscapes, backed by what sounds like unidentifiable screeches of tortured souls. “Control, Annihilate” is an interesting transition toward the end, mixing fast speed, slow speed and noise like “Progression” before it. Closing track “Time Worn Regression” has the most memorable, “catchy” melody structure, but layers of heavy static and feedback (most present and the beginning and end, with a constant atmospheric rumble throughout) help make it sound even more menacing. It’s quite a ride.