Friday, February 1, 2013

1st Of February 2013 Update

1st Of February 2013 Update of New and Key Restocked Items + Reviews
at Redscroll Records

Hey, the Superbowl (not to mention the Puppy Bowl with Kitty Halftime and Hedgehog Cheerleaders) is on Sunday so you should take a look at this update now and get your preparations underway today and/or Saturday. We think the most important thing is the music for pre-gaming and post-gaming and half-timing and during-gaming. (Suggestion from Redscroll: during Beyonce's performance listen to Solange at the same time or instead of.) Oh, and we are open regular hours Sunday (12-6PM) as usual.

LPs & 12"s
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.    "Iao Chant From The Melting Paraiso Underground Freak Out"
Against Me!    "Reinventing Axl Rose" (Picture Disc)
Ancient Shores / Cynarae    "Ancient Shores / Cynarae" (Ltd. Ed. Color + D/L)
Ancient Vvisdom (Ancient Wisdom)    "A Godlike Inferno"
Ancient Vvisdom (Ancient Wisdom)    "Deathlike" (+ D/L)
Avey Tare And Panda Bear (Animal Collective)    "Spirit They're Gone Spirit They've Vanished" (+ D/L)
Battalion Of Saints    "Second Coming" (180 Gram)
Blaak Heat Shujaa    "The Storm Generation"
Boy Sets Fire    "This Crying, This Screaming, My Voice Is Being Born" (Ltd. Ed. Color)
Carter, Bo    "Banana In Your Fruit Basket: Red Hot Blues 1931-36" (180 Gram)
Coheed And Cambria    "The Afterman: Descension" (Turquoise Vinyl + CD)
Dillinger Four    "This Shit Is Genius: A Collection Of Assorted Songs From 1994-1997" (+ D/L)
Fuller, Blind Boy    "Truckin' My Blues Away" (180 Gram)
Gehenna    "The War Of The Sons Of Light And The Suns Of Darkness" (Ltd. Ed. Color)
Gehenna    "Negotium Perambulans In Tenebris" (Ltd. Ed. Color)
Grouper    "The Man Who Die In His Boat"
Grouper    "Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill"
Head Of The Demon    "Head Of The Demon"
Holokaust    "Into The Void Of Oblivion"
Holopaw    "Academy Songs, Volume I." (+ D/L)
How To Dress Well    "Love Remains" (+ D/L)
Howlin' Wolf    "The Howlin' Wolf Album Cadet Concept"
Hyun, Shin Joong & Yup Juns    "Shin Joong Hyun & Yup Juns" (Original Version; 180 Gram, Obi Strip)
JK Flesh / Prurient    "Worship Is the Cleansing Of The Imagination"
Joy Formidable, The    "Wolf's Law" (+ D/L)
Jung Mi, Kim    "Now" (180 Gram, Obi Strip)
Left For Dead    "Devoid Of Everything" (Ltd. Ed. Color)
Local Natives    "Hummingbird" (Ltd. Ed. Color, Die-Cut Cover + D/L With Bonus Tracks + Poster)
Lonely Island, The    "Incredibad" (+ D/L)
Medusa    "First Step Beyond" (Chicago Dark Rock From 1975 Reissued With Mock-Velvet Gatefold)
Meggy    "Hide 4 Love EP"
Mice Parade    "Candela" (+ D/L)
Misfits    "Dead Alive!"
Monopoly Child Star Searchers    "The Garnet Toucan"
Mystical Weapons    "Mystical Weapson" (Greg Saunier Of Deerhoof And Sean Lennon + D/L)
Necros Christos    "Trivne Impvrity Rites Or The Grand Nine Cvltmysteries Of The Templvm Necromantorvm" (2LP Gatefold)
Neurosis    "Honor Found In Decay" (2LP Gatefold)
Pestdemon    "Helvetesljuset"
Phoenix Bodies    "Raise The Bullshit Flag"
Qluster    "Lauschen" (+ CD)
Radiohead    "I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings"
Starred    "Prison To Prison"
Stellar Om Source    Image Over Image"
Stetson, Colin & Mats Gustafsson    "Stones" (+ CD /500 First Edition)
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down    "We The Common"
Various    "Barbarella: Original Soundtrack Recording"
Various    "La Planete Sauvage" (Soundtrack; The Savage Planet)
Various    "I Want The Beatles To Play At My Art Center: Music From The Henie Onstad Kunstsenter Archives 1969-2012"
Vision Of Disorder    "The Cursed Remain Cursed" (180 Gram Ltd. Ed. Coloured Vinyl)
Von Haze    "Kar Dee Akk Ake"
Weekend Nachos    "Tow Things At Once: Torture EP / Bleed E.P."
What If Gods Lie    "Third World"
Winterlong    "Five Songs By Winterlong" (10")
Wooden Wand    "Bload Oaths Of The New Blues"
Zukie, Tapper (Tappa Zukie)    "M.P.L.A."

Electronic / Dance LPs & 12"s
Andrews, Guy / Untold    "Resistivity / Under"
Barker & Baumecker    "Remixes"
Dark Sky    "Myriam EP"
Dense & Pika    "Crispy Duck EP"
Greenspan, Jeremy / Laurie Spiegel    "Drums & Drums & Drums / Serius Shake"
Ital Tek    "Hyper Real EP" (+ D/L With Bonus Tracks)
Joy Orbison    "Ellipsis"
Justice    "Helix" (+ D/L)
Kahn    "Dread"
Pearce, Mickey    "Numb Nut (Soft Brain) / Socks Off"
Proxima    "Lie Detection / Brainstem"
Round One (Round 1)    "I'm Your Brother"
Round Two (Round 2)    "New Day"
Scuba    "Hardbody"
Sei A / FaltyDL    "Hyphen / Artemis"
Tunnidge    "Twenty12 / Orion / Take Flight"
Unknown Artist    "Soniculture Confidential 002"
Various    "Dovercourt EP"
Woolfy Vs. Projections    "Set Me Loose"
Youngsta    "Destruction / Poseidon"

Deak Ferance / Roger Conrad    "Omaggio A Joe D'Amato E Marcello Giombini"
End Of A Year    "More Songs About Transportation And Intercourse"
God's America    "Our Bones Will Bleach In The Sun" (Ltd. Ed. Color)
Hands    "I Want To Know / Exactly Sharp" (+ D/L)
How To Dress Well    "Ready For The World / Ready For The World (Twin Sister Remix)"
Kill Life    "Snake Kills Whole Family (W/ Dwid Helion Of Integrity)"
Primitive Weapons    "Primitive Weapons" (+ D/L)
Sweet Apple    "Wish You Could Stay (A Little Longer)" (Feat. Mark Lanegan)
Weekend Nachos    "Watch You Suffer" (Ltd. Ed. Color)


Beatles, The    "Live At The BBC" (2CD)
Beatles, The    "Yellow Submarine (Deluxe Enhanced Remastered CD)"
Beatles, The    "Let It Be  (Deluxe Enhanced Remastered CD)"
Dilloway, Aaron / Kevin Drumm    "I Drink Your Skin"
Grouper    "Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill"
Grouper    "The Man Who Died On His Boat"
Harrison, George    "Early Takes Volume I"
Left For Dead    "Devoid Of Everything"
Ruff Sqwad    "White Label Classics"
Voivod    "Target Earth"


Brass Caskets / Cold Snap

This split seven-inch brings together two furious, up-and-coming hardcore bands from Connecticut. Both roar with elements of noise rock and post-hardcore, but each side’s unique aspects (not just musically, but lyrically as well) stand out the best. The four-piece Brass Caskets remind me the most of Refused, tackling issues involving government corruption, surveillance, secrets and truth suppression. Most importantly, the lyrics serve as a call to action to take the torch and continue questioning those in power, should anything unfortunate happen to the writer. Cold Snap is more abstract, using a spacey, noisy and drugged-out sound (reminding me more of Unsane) with lyrics filled with metaphors and poetic imagery. The themes include questioning one’s self and what sounds like a severely difficult relationship (“I am nothing but a splinter / under the skin of your existence.”) Both bands’ styles make this split an easy recommendation to anyone who likes hardcore.

[Reviewer: Mark] [Note: We swear we didn't put Mark up to this. He did it of his own will. We swear!]

Taken by Trees Other Worlds

(Secretly Canadian)
Originally the lead singer for Swedish indie-pop octet The Concretes, Victoria Bergsman has been releasing albums for this solo experimental pop project since 2006. Upon listening to her third album, it’s not the least bit surprising that it was inspired by time spent in Hawaii: she uses a smooth-sounding mix of tropical instrumentation for this very laid-back sounding indie pop/world music experience. It feels like a summer spent relaxing on beaches and in rainforests, drifting through semi-conscious observations of places far from the urbanized world. Bergsman utilizes sliding steel guitars and percussion that ranges from punching and resonant to organic to straight-up steel drums (“Pacific Blue” is an excellent example of such, fusing ethereal pop with traditional island music.) Reggae fits the mix well, whether as a light, sporadic element (“Highest High”) or the complete, piano-based focus (“I Want You.”) It sounds especially interesting delivered with Bergsman’s otherworldly, layered voice.

[Reviewer: Mark]

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