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Get Hype #1: Shangaan Electro

Get Hype #1: Shangaan Electro
(author: Rick)

I’m going to give a quick dissertation on what I intend “Get Hype” to be as a continued series of posts.  Feel free to skip ahead a couple paragraphs to read about this album. 

Every so often a person will ask me what I’m listening to or if I can recommend them anything.  Fact is, most of the time I don’t feel right recommending things to people I’m not intimately familiar with.  This is not to say I always come up empty with recommendations in person, but usually those recommendations are colored by what I might know of the asker’s tastes.  What if this music that I recommend is way off-base with this person’s personal leanings?  What if that discolors everything I say from that point on?  Well, that’d suck at the very least.  However, I’ve come to realize I don’t mind getting excited in general about anything on the internet (where the reader can instantaneously check these things out and make their own mind up).  In “Get Hype” I’ll spoon feed that information over.

I’ve already seen half-year best-of lists.  I think those are pretty silly.  We’ve had a few reviews up on our site lately too.  I might even do one or many in the future.  This doesn’t quite fit in those categories.  Some things just get me excited about music all over again.  Last year’s Cloaks album did that for me (which was on my year-end best-of 2009 list [yes, still silly]).  “Get Hype” is going to be reserved for albums that get me excited and perhaps even challenge my musical sensibilities (I do enjoy a challenge from time to time).  It won’t be a review so much as a general statement of, “Yo, I think this album is the bees’ knees, yo. I can totally jive to this, my doggies!  It is stupid fresh awesome def cool tubular to the max!”  Get it?  Get hype!

Various Artists “Shangaan Electro: New Wave Dance Music From South Africa” (Honest Jon’s Records)

So, here is the record that inspired this post.  Enjoy all the cut up reviews and videos and links.

“On the new compilation Shangaan Electro: New Wave Dance Music From South Africa, you can find 12 songs released by the Nozinja Music Productions studio in Soweto between 2006 and 2009.

Shangaan is dance music. It is electronically music based on the South African traditional music that’s popular in the areas between Johannesburg, Limpopo and Mozambique. It is an extremely fast and energetic hyperactive hybrid of the traditional mbira, or thumb piano, and synthesizers that can reach 180 beats per minute.  This genre is super popular in South Africa and tens of thousands of Shangaan records are sold each year. ” (The Smell Of Music)

“We don’t use the sounds of the hip-hop guys, or the afro-pop, or whatever, we’re using Shangaan sounds. The traditional Shangaan music is fast. You play it slow, they won’t dance.
Firstly it was played with bass and lead guitar. I’m the one revolutionized it, because when I came I didn’t use any guitar or any bass, I just used marimba and the organs. We are not using the live bass, we are using the marimba bass which is played from the organ. A small sample of voices, that’s what I specialize in. We use them in English. Those are the new aspects they never had before. At first people thought I was mad, and now it’s the in-thing” – Richard/Nozinja To Wills Glasspiegel, January 2010. (Honest Jon’s Records)

“The collection – lovingly compiled by Mark Ainley and Mark Ernestus (Rhythm & Sound, Hard Wax) – is hugely entertaining, and a fascinating insight into a musical phenomenon that has, up till now, been little-known outside of South Africa….it’s guaranteed to have you grinning like a loon” (FACT)

(And of course you can find more by clicking on the links in the videos.)

REDSCROLL has this for sale in the store on both LP and CD.

If you’d like to buy it through us online you can buy it on LP here: Shangaan Electro LP. You can buy it on CD from us here: Shangaan Electro CD

4th of June 2010 Update

4th of June 2010 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

These updates never include all the USED CDs , DVDs and LPs we get in each week. Since posting about buying a little while ago we’ve had quite the influx of used media. There is a lot LOT of good stuff here to go through now. Punk, Classic Rock, Metal, Jazz, Soul, Hip-Hop… LOTS. Come on by and check it all out.

LPs & 12″s
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Axelrod, David “Songs Of Experience (Re-Issue)”
Benink, Han / Brodie West / Terrie Ex “Lets Go”
Black Breath “Heavy Breathing (180 Gram)”
Blitzen Trapper “Destroyer Of The Void (+ D/L)”
Cave “Pure Moods”
Darkest Hour “The Eternal Return (Ltd. Ed. Color; + D/L)”
Dead C “Clyma Est Mort / Tentative Power”
Deer Tick “The Black Dirt Sessions (180 Gram)”
Ding-Dongs, The “The Ding-Dongs”
Dove “Dove (/250)”
Dreamend “Maybe We’re Making God Sad And Lonely (###/250)”
Drexciya “Neptune’s Lair”
Effi Briest ‘Rhizomes”
From Ashes Rise “Silence”
From Ashes Rise “From Ashes Rise”
Grievous Angel “Move Down”
Guilty Simpson “OJ Simpson”
Home Blitz “Weird Wings”
Juan Maclean, The “Scion A/V Remix”
Kalbata & Mixmonster “Play Music Selecta (Ft. Jah Thomas)”
Kingdom Of Sorrow “Behind The Blackest Tears (+ D/L; Ltd. Ed. Color)”
LV & Quarta 330 / Dong “Hylo”
McGuire, Mark “Tidings / Amethyst Waves”
Nachtmystium “Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. II (Ltd. Ed. /1000)”
Nada Surf “If I Had A Hi-Fi (+ D/L)”
Naked Raygun “All Rise (Green; ###/865)”
Off With Their Heads “In Desolation (+ D/L)”
Prince Jammy “Strictly Dub”
Refused “Shape Of Punk To Come (2xLP; + D/L & 50 Minutes Of Live Music)”
Rene Hell “Porcelain Opera”
Skitliv “Skandinavisk Misantropi (+ D/L; Members Of Mayhem, Shining, Gorgoroth, Current 93 & Arcturus)”
Spits, The “The Spits (4th Album)”
Stone Temple Pilots “Stone Temple Pilots”
Swindle “Airmiles”
Trainwreck / Comadre “Trainwreck / Comadre”
Trap Them “Filth Rations”
Twin Stumps “Seedbed”
Urgehal “Ikonoklast”
Various Artists “Angol Prisoners’ Blues (Robert Pete Williams, Matthew “Hogman” Maxey, Robert “Guitar” Welch)”
Various Artists “Cumbia Beat Vol. 1: Experimental Guitar Driven Tropical Sounds From Peru 1966-1976”
Washed Out “Life Of Leisure (Ltd. Ed. 2nd Pressing)”
Whitechapel “A New Era Of Corruption”
Zola Jesus “Stridulum”
Zygadlo, Rudi “Great Western Laymen”

10″s
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Them Crooked Vultures “Mind Eraser, No Chaser (Record Store Day)”

7″s
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Neon Blud “Whipps”
Pens “Love Rules”
Portal “Lurker At The Threshold (PIC)”
Westbound Train “Come And Get It”

CDs
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Actress “Splazsh”
Against Me! “White Crosses”
Attack Attack “Attack Attack”
Blitzen Trapper “Destroyer Of The Void”
Born Ruffians “Say It”
Caretaker “Persistent Rep…”
Castavet “Mounds Of Ash”
Circle Of Dead Children “Psalm Of The Great Destroyer”
Cross, David “Bigger And Blackerer”
DeadFader “Corrupt My…”
Dead Weather “Sea Of Cowards”
Deer Tick “The Black Dirt Sessions”
Drudkh “Blood In Our Wells”
Emeralds “Does It Look…”
Funeral Pyre “Vultures At Dawn”
Funki Porcini “On”
Grouper “Cover The Windows…”
The Haunted “Road Kill (CD+DVD)”
Kingdom Of Sorrow “Behind The Blackest Tears”
Leng T’Che “Hypomaniac”
MadLib “Loop Digga”
Manson, Charles “Sings”
Masakari “Prophet Feeds”
Melvins “Bride Screamed Murder”
Nachtmystium “Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. II”
Nevermore “Obsidian Conspiracy (Dlx)”
Off With Their Heads “In Desolation”
Overmars “Born Again”
Portal “Outre”
Portal “Swarth”
Rene Hell “Porcelain Opera”
Sleigh Bells “Treats”
Tobacco “Maniac Meat”
Tokyo Police Club “Champ”
Various Artists “Ethnic Minority NW Xinjiang”
Various Artists “Palenque Palenque”
Various Artists “I’m Going…: 18 Unsung Bluesmen 1923-29”
Various Artists “Backstreet Britain…”
Various Artists “Studio One Ska”
Wormrot “Abuse”
Year Of No Light “Ausserwelt”
Zygadlo, Rudi “Great Western Laymen”

DVD
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The Haunted: Road Kill (CD+DVD)
Suburbia (Roger Corman)

Books, Magazines
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“Choosing Death (Spanish Edition)”
“Hellbent For Cooking: The Heavy Metal Cookbook”
John Joseph “Meat Is For Pussies”
Maximum Rock’N’Roll #325 June 2010
Wax Poetics #41

Sell Us Your Media

Redscroll Records is always buying used vinyl, CDs, DVDs, and books of interest! We pay cash, but we’ll give you a bit more in store credit.

Now that we’ve rearranged the store and opened up a whole new room for just used records we have a wealth of space. We’ve all got stuff on our shelves that we bought checked out once, and will never pick up again. I’m talking about things that you have no sentimental attachment to. Maybe you have a family member who is just holding onto things because they don’t want to spend the time to get rid of them – offer your time to come to our store with that uncle’s 70s rock collection, mom’s old Aleister Crowley books, your cousin’s ska CDs, … Spring is traditionally the time for cleaning so why not go through your collection and weed out anything you haven’t listened to in a couple years?  Why not?  I will tell you why you should. 

It is beneficial for us, but it is also beneficial for you. Tag Sales, Craigslist, Ebay, … all those things take up a lot of your time.  Time is money, right?  We will pay you on the spot. Spin yarn into gold. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure (gender neutral usage). 

Community! 

When you go to a record store with a great used section it is because of a few factors.  Perhaps, the purveyors of said store found a magic beanstalk which they climbed and defeated a giant who had a great collection of discs (that were probably tiny to him).  More likely is that they’ve built a niche within the community.  They’ve sold and bought records to people with respectable tastes.  We have a respect for the people that come into our store and that is why we are writing this now.  Sell us your used media so that another may easily find it.  We all win!

29th of May 2009 Update of New & Key Restocked Items

29th of May 2009 Update of New & Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12″s
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Brian Jonestown Massacre “Smoking Acid”
Doom (no more MF) “Born Like This”
Eminem “Relapse”
Fall Out Boy “Infinity On High”
Fauna “La Manita”
Fever Ray “Fever Ray”
Grizzly Bear “Veckatimest”
Insect Warfare “World Extermination (1st Press)”
Ipsissimus “The Three Secrets Of Fatima”
Medusa “En Raga Sul”
Method Man & Redman “Blackout! 2”
Monks “The Early Years 1964-1965”
Moonspell “Night Eternal”
Nas “Illmatic (10th Anniversary Edition)”
New York Dolls “Cause I Sez So”
No Hope For The Kids “No Hope For The Kids”
Palmer, Amanda “Who Killed Amanda Palmer”
Poison Idea “Latest Will And Testament”
Rancid “Let The Dominoes Fall”
Russell, Arthur “Is It All Over My Face”
Russell, Arthur “Love Is Overtaking Me”
Scuba “Bleach”
Various Artists “Eccentric Soul: Smart’s Palace (Numero)”
Various Artists “This LP Crashes Hard Drives”
Various Artists “Original Sources (of DJ Shadow’s “Endtroducing”)”
Vile, Kurt & The Violators “Hunchback EP”
Witch Hunt “Burning Bridges To Nowhere”

7″s
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End Of A Year
Keep It Clear
Signs Of Hope “Choices…”

CDs
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Black Moth Super Rainbow “Eating Us”
Bloodhorse “Horizoner”
Bury Your Dead “It’s Nothing Personal”
Emery “In Shallow Seas We Sail”
Glorior Belli “Meet Us At The Southern Sign”
Grizzly Bear “Veckatimest”
Havok “Burn”
The Horror “Spoils Of War”
Hull “Sole Lord”
IWrestledABearOnce “It’s All Happening…”
Knife “Silent Shout (2CD+DVD Dlx Ed.)”
Kult Ov Azazel “Destroying The Sacred”
Marilyn Manson “The High End Of Low (Indie Exclusive Version)”
Masochist “History (2CD)”
Mayhem “Live In Leipzig”
Meatmen “Cover The Earth”
Oranssi Pazazu “Muukalainen Puh…”
Rancid “Let The Dominoes Fall”
Sleep “Holy Mountain (Digipack Reissue)”
SunnO))) “Monoliths And Invent…”
Taking Back Sunday “New Again”
Tyr “By The Light Of The Northern…”
Various Artists “Pisces: A Lovely Sight (Numero)”
We All Together “Singles”
We All Together “We Are Not Together”
Xasthur “All Reflections Drained”
John Zorn “Music For Children”

21st of May Update Of New And Key Restocked Items

21st of May 2009 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12″s
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Amos, Tori “Abnormally Attracted To Sin”
Beat Happening “Beat Happening”
Beat Happening “Black Candy”
Beat Happening “Dreams”
Beat Happening “Jamboree”
Black Sabbath “We Sold Our Soul For Rock ‘N’ Roll”
Blank Dogs “Seconds”
Blank Dogs “Diana (The Herald)”
Booker T. “Potato Hole”
Camera Obscura “My Maudlin Career”
Claypool, Les “Of Fungi And Foe”
Coathangers, The “Scramble”
Cohen, Leonard “Songs Of Love And Hate”
Coke Bust “Lines In The Sand”
Cotton Jones “Paranoid Cacoon”
Curious Mystery, The “Rotting Slowly”
Cursive “Mama, I’m Swollen”
Dev79 “In Ya Face”
Devo “Watch Us Work It”
Disrupt “The Bass Has Left The Building”
Doiron, Julie “I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day”
Flipper “Sex Bomb Baby!”
Green Day “Dookie”
Group Doueh “Treeg Salaam”
Gun Outfit “Dim Light”
Harper, Ben & Relentless 7 “White Lies For Dark Times”
Harvey, P.J. “To Bring You My Love”
Harvey Milk “Life… The Best Game In Town”
Headlights “Remixes”
Heavean & Hell “The Devil You Know”
HeWhoCorrupts / Phoenix Bodies “2009”
Hospitals “Hairdryer Peace”
Ike “Pressin’ On”
Inner Space, The “Agilok & Blubbo”
Iron And Wine “Around The Well”
Krallice “Krallice”
Lewis, Jeffrey & The Junkyard “Em Are I”
Mates Of State “All Day”
Okkervil River “The Stand Ins”
O’Malley, Stephen “Keep An Eye Out!”
Otesanek “Otesanek”
Passion Pit “Manners”
Pavement “Crooked Rain Crooked Rain”
Portishead “Dummy”
Protestant “The Hate. The Hollow.”
Sigha “On The Strip”
Vile, Kurt “Constant Hitmaker”
Warbringer “Waking Into Nightmares”
Ween “Chocolate And Cheese”
Xasthur “All Reflections Drained”
Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Master “
Yellow Tears “Don’t Cry”

7″s
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Clipd Beaks “Visions b/w Dank Swamp”
Deathcage “Chaos Night Rider”
Doiron, Julie / Calm Down, It’s Monday
Fucked Up “Year Of The Pig”
Health “Die Slow”
Jookabox / Dosh “Unusual Animals Vol. 5”
King Khan “It’s A Lie”
Mean Jeans “License 2 Chill”
Modest Mouse “A Life Of Arctic Sounds”
Pictureplane “Trance Doll”
Real Estate “Fake Blues”
Silla Electrica “Hundir”
Young Widows / Melt-Banana

CDs
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Afgrund “Vid Helvetets Grindar”
Alcest “Souvenirs D’un Autre”
Amon Amarth “Once Sent (Deluxe)”
Animal Collective “Spirit They’re Gone, Spirit…”
Ars Moriendi “L’Oppression Du…”
Bardo Pond “Peri”
Big Business “Mind The Drift”
Bolt Thrower “… For Victory”
Christian Death “Catastrophe Ballet (+Bonus Tracks)”
Cocker, Jarvis “Further Complications”
Cold Cave “Cremations”
Cotton Jones “Paranoid Cocoon”
Curious Mystery, The “Rotting Slowly”
Deathspell Omega / Clandestine…
Defeatist “Sharp Blade…”
Drones “Further Temptations”
Graves Of Valor “Salarian Gate”
Grey Wolves “Judgement”
Gun Outfit “Dim Light”
Hair Police “Hair Police”
In Flames “Jester Race (Reloaded)”
Inner Space, The “Agilok & Blubbo”
Irepress “Samus Octology”
Iron And Wine “Around The Well (2CD)”
Lewis, Jeffrey & The Junkyard “Em Are I”
Lytle, Jason “Yours Truly The Computer”
MeWithoutYou “It’s All Crazy It’s All…”
Minsk “With Echoes In Movement”
Miss Kittin And The Hacker “Two”
Moloch “Trauer”
Mori, I. “Class Insecta (Tzadik)”
Narrows “New Distances”
Nomo “Invisible Cities”
Old Mans Child “Slaves Of The World”
Old Wainds “Death Nort Kult”
O’Rourke, Jim “I’m Happy And I’m Singing (2CD)”
Passion Pit “Manners”
Protestant “As Dead As We Look”
Reid Speed “Life After Dark”
Reverend Bizarre “Death Is Glory Now”
Rocket From The Tombs “Rocket Redux”
Smith / Dejohnette “America (Tzadik)”
Vanderslice, John “Romanian Names”
Warbringer “Waking Into Nightmares”
Wire “Read & Burn 03”
Wolf Eyes “Always Wrong”

DVDs
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Alphaville (Criterion)
Jubilee (Criterion)
Such Hawks, Such Hounds (Underground Hard Rock Doc.)
Videodrome (Criterion)

Magazines & Books
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Re/Search: Leary On Drugs
Wire #304 June 2009
XLR8R #126 APR/MAY 2009