On this episode of the Redscroll Podcast we talk with Terry of Stone Jaw (and a few other projects). We talk about Dungeons & Dragons and dungeon synth. We talk about getting into noise and the various approaches to it and all the potential people finding it during their time locked in their living quarters. We talk about NPR for some reason. And we even talk about Stone Jaw as a musical noise project a little.
Terry lets us know how he particularly got into making noise versus the art mediums he was previously into – how his visual works led him down that path. Talk of John Cage and Robert Rauschenberg ensues. Then we bring it all home with sports. How we got there you’ll have to listen.
It has an official release date of July 17th, 2020.
Check out some snippets here:
Ambient drift rock band Landing formed in 1998 by married couple Aaron and Adrienne Snow, two musicians who met at Brigham Young University and moved to Connecticut after graduating. Landing quickly set about recording their dark, ambient dream pop, resulting in several cassette and EP releases. Their early work was stylistically close to that of contemporaries like Flying Saucer Attack, Bowery Electric, and Windy & Carl, with buried vocals and washes of noisy texture riding slow, drawn-out rhythms. Following the 2015 EP Body Diffuser on Vast Arc Hues, the full-length Third Sight was released by El Paraiso in 2016, followed shortly by Complekt on These Are Not Records. The Krautrock-influenced Bells in New Towns appeared on El Paraiso in 2018.
Headroom first took flight in 2016 as the solo outlet for New Haven musician Kryssi Battalene, née of regarded noise project Colorguard & guitarist for psychedelic voyagers, Mountain Movers. Headroom sprung forth from the fertile and underrated New Haven scene – a musical patchwork of punk, hardcore, noise & experimental music all sharing the same stages & DIY spots and creating a musical identity all their own.
Battalene’s talent flourished & soon enough, her signature style of guitar was infiltrating & influencing a new crop of New Haven musicians; part Twisted Village / PSF Records-influenced white noise maelstrom, part nuanced, beautiful six-stringed draperies. Battalene’s talents have graced recordings & stages with Estrogen Highs, Medication, Secret Treaties & Stefan Christiansen & Friends. Headroom have established a strong base of releases on labels Ever/Never, Centripetal Force, C/Site Recordings, and Trouble In Mind. Beyond Kryssi at the center, the band features Rick Omonte and Ross Menze of The Mountain Movers, David Shapiro (Alexander & Kath Bloom live backing), and Stefan Christensen (of C/Site).
We at Redscroll Records believe it was about time these two bands that represent different aspects of psychedelic sounds from our small state of Connecticut combine forces. Here it is, and the tracks do not disappoint.
We didn’t get to have a sale this year because of the global pandemic of Covid-19. Record Store Day has been divided into 3 parts that start monthly at the end of August (the 3 parts will not be events and the degree with which we’ll be participating will be diminished much as the year has been in general). In spite of that we’ve stockpiled a bunch of great titles in the secondhand department that we’re going to show you all tonight!
If you see something you’d like and know that you can pick it up by Saturday at 6PM (Friday 12-6PM or Saturday 12-6PM) please email us at email@example.com and let us know what it is you’d like and when you’ll be by to pick it up. We must stress that you must EMAIL to take advantage of this. We are taking requests first come, first served so if you message us through any other avenue other than EMAIL it will not count – it is the only way we can be sure to know which request has come in first. REDSCROLL@GMAIL.COM
Items that are still here Saturday night will start to be listed on Discogs Monday morning! For those that can’t make it on Friday or Saturday you can find our Discogs shop here to see what ends up online: https://www.discogs.com/seller/Redscroll/profile
On this episode we talk to Josh of Scrap.edx. An outlier in the Connecticut musical landscape. A rhythmic broken beat industrial project. Josh also has a couple other projects. The Carapace which was a one album and done field recording based idea and Children of Men which is a current hip hop cooperative where he has the roll of producer.
We also talk about dealing with Covid-19 and how that effects his daily, professional and creative life among other things. We talk about touring, breakcore basement shows and driving back and forth to Toronto to basically see one act’s set. I (Rick) regret that I didn’t bring up how much we listened to Stabyouintheheadandeatyourfaceoff’s, “Killin’ Toys,” CD (a Redscroll release from 2003 before I was involved) on that trip. Oh yea, and we talk about some other stuff and Josh and I do the standard opening banter with current listening and a quick brief on the store (super quick).
25th Of May 2020 Update | CURBSIDE PICK-UP!
at Redscroll Records
In this update:
Curbside Pick-Up Service
Anniversary Sale Cancelled
Donation to Branford Compassion Club!
Reminder of where to buy from us online
We are starting curbside pick-up service at the store starting tomorrow (Tuesday, May 26th 2020).
Here’s how to do that: 1. Call or email an order to us (you can use our Discogs shop to find what you desire, but please only place a Discogs order if you want it delivered as there are fees associated with that we’d like to avoid). Beyond what is in our Discogs shop you are welcome to inquire about used records we may not have listed, accessories (poly-sleeves, cleaning kits, 45 adapters, etc.), magazines (we don’t carry many – mostly Wire), and whatever else we may have in the shop that you recall. 2. Drive to the store on the same day (if you are thinking of an order and would like to pick it up at some time in the future please make the order in the future when you can pick it up on the same day). 3. Call us from the back lot where we will have a table set up with a sign to park next to. When you call us we will take your credit card information over the phone as payment (credit card payments only, not cash). If you have a GIFT CERTIFICATE either on file with us or with you that is also a form of payment we can take now (we’ll sort that out over the phone as well). 4. Stay in your car. We will bring your order out and place it on the table, wave and say thanks! 5. After we’ve dropped your order off on the table you can retrieve it and be on your way! Happy listening ensues!
Orders can be placed Monday-Saturday 11AM-5PM and can be picked up from 12PM-6PM. Phone: (203)265-7013 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The next step for us will be to open by appointment. We don’t know when that day will be quite yet and we’ll keep everyone in the loop when we do decide to do that. When that day comes is also when we will start buying collections again and not until then.
Anniversary Sale Cancelled
In other news, we have officially cancelled our Anniversary Sale that was re-scheduled for June 5th-11th. It’s just not safe to have a large gathering and won’t be for some time so the sale is cancelled for that reason. We will be doing some promotions during that time including the release of some special items we had stashed for the occasion. Keep an eye out on our social media for that (in particular our Instagram account https://www.instagram.com/redscroll/ – you don’t need to even have an account yourself to keep tabs on it – just refresh!).
Donation to Branford Compassion Club!
This week we sent a donation to the Branford Compassion Club! Thanks to all who’ve bought a shirt and tote so far. We will continue to send 15% of all sales from shirts and totes of this design to them. Available in our Big Cartel shop here.