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6th Of April 2012 Update

6th Of April 2012 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

We will be CLOSED on EASTER SUNDAY. Please enjoy the day as suggested in this quick blog entry earlier today.

Quick note about the upcoming Record Store Day (4/21/12) – we’ll be opening early (at 9AM this year) and we’ll have the full list posted the day before (if I can possibly do it earlier I will, but things probably won’t show up until the last minute).  Some releases have already been delayed and a few have been cancelled – that information can be found on the Record Store Day website. We’ll have more announcements and information posted here and through Twitter. Of course, it’s business as usual otherwise and we’re working as hard as ever to keep up and to keep you informed of what we have going on and what’s coming in. On to the update… right after this commercial interruption:

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LPs & 12″s
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Alligators    “Time’s Up You’re Dead”
AU    “Both Lights (+ D/L, Deluxe Jacket + Printed Inner Sleeve)”
Bear In Heaven    “I Love You, It’s Cool (Ltd. Ed. White Vinyl + D/L)”
Black Dice    “Mr. Impossible “
Bola    “Volume 7 (Awesome Tapes From Africa + D/L)”
Breton    “Other People’s Problems (+ D/L)”
Carter Tutti Void    “Transverse (LP + CD; A Unique & Exclusive Collaboration By Chris Carter, Cosey Fanni Tutti, & Nik Void)”
Choir Of Young Believers    “Rhine Gold (+ D/L)””
Collage Culture    “Examining The 21ST Century’s Identity Crisis”
Damages    “Indignation”
Demdike Stare / Hype Williams    “Meets Shangaan Electro”
Earthless    “Sonic Prayer Jam (Ltd. Ed. Color Vinyl)”
Fields, Lee    “Faithful Man (+ D/L)”
First Aid Kit    “The Big Black & The Blue (180 Gram Vinyl + D/L)”
Giana Factory    “Save The Youth (Ltd. Ed. + 20 Track D/L + Poster)”
Iron Maiden    “En Vivo! (Ltd. Ed. Double Picture Disc Vinyl)”
Marley, Bob    “Lee “Scratch” Perry Masters (Remixed/Remastered)”
Mickens, Sam    “Slay & Shake”
Midnight Souls    “Going Through The Motions”
Moonrises    “Moonrises”
Nurse With Wound / Blind Cave Salamander    “Cabbalism “
Rob    “Make It Fast, Make It Slow”
Sic    “Thought Noises”
Skeletonwitch    “Beyond The Permafrost (Gatefold Reissue)”
Thieves Like Us     “Bleed Bleed Bleed (+ D/L)”
Trampled By Turtles    “Stars And Satellites (180 Gram + D/L)”
U.V. P0P (UV Pop)    “No Songs Tomorrow (+ D/L With 3 Unreleased Songs)”
Various Artists    “Mondo Hollywood: Original Motion Picture Sound Track”
Various Artists    “Hells Angels On Wheels: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”
White Fence    “White Fence & Family/Perfume Vol. 1 (Of 2)”
Wino & Conny Ochs    “Labour Of Love (Latitudes Series /500)”
Zammuto    “Zammuto (Side Project Of The Books + D/L)”

Hip-Hop 12″s & LPs
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Cut Chemist    “Outro (Revisited) Featuring Blackbird”
Doomstarks (Doom & Ghostface)    “Victory Laps (Feat. Madvillainz Remix)”
Homeboy “Sandman    “Chimera EP”
Roddy Rod    “Oakwood Grain II (+ D/L For This And Volume One)”

Electronic 12″s & LPs
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Burial / Four Tet    “Nova”
Devonwho    “Strangebrew (+ D/L)”
DJ Kaos    “Keep On Movin'”
Dream Continuum    “Reworkz E.P.”
Ekoplekz    “Westerleigh Works EP”
Elephant & Castle     “Transitions (Feat. Tuneyards & Rachel Fannan)”
Eleven Tigers    “Stableface / Stableface (Peverelist Remix)”
Funckarma Vs. Onionboy    “Rusty W / Kokon”
H. Mueller – DJ Stingray    “NRSB-11”
Host, The (Barry Lynn/Boxcutter)    “The Host (+ D/L)”
Ital    “Hive Mind (+ D/L)”
Laid Back    “Cosyland”
Lone    “Crystal Caverns 1991”
Mieux!    “Next Episode”
Parrish, Theo    “Capritarious 7 / Only The Beginning”
Roger, Franck    “Take You Up”
Schlachthofbronx    “Dirty Dancing (2LP + CD)”
Swindle & Silkie    “Unlimited / Pineapple”
Szczepanik, Nicholas    “We Make Life Sad”
Trackman Lafonte & Bonquiqui    “Fortunes Of The Lord / More Than A Cat Has Ever Seen / The Feeling The Force / Fascinating Facts”
Various Artists    “KETA004: Rioteer – Gabberism And The Subcultural Behaviour Pattern Trap”
Various Artists    “San Proper Skudge Silent Running 2012 DMNTL AS-5.4 Rattle (Station 2 Station) Anniversary Series Part 4”
Zundel, Mati    “Amazonico Gravitante”

7″s
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Best Coast    “Make You Mine (2×7″)”
Git Some (2 Members Of Planes Mistaken For Stars)    “Git Some (+ D/L)”
Hides    “Hides”
King Tuff    “Wild Desire (+ D/L /750)”
Lia Ices    “Wish You Were Here / Late Night”
Noose    “The War Of All Against All”
NY Hoods, The    “Demo 1986”
Oddisee    “Slow It Down / On Standby (Feat. YU) / Slow It Down (Inst.)”
Peace    “Peace”
Rations    “How Much Land Does A Man Need?”
Revenge / Hate Your Guts    “Watch The World Burn”
Schlachthofbronx    “Slowine / Dickie Riddim Feat. Warrior Queen”
Snowing    “Fuck Your Emotional Bullshit”
Title Fight    “Kingston”
White Woods    “Where Did You Go (+ D/L /500)”

CDs
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Addison Groove    “Transistor Rhythm”
Baker, Aidan    “Green & Cold”
Blood Of Heroes, The    “The Blood Of Heroes”
Bola    “Volume 7”
Borgore    “Borgore’s Misadventures In Dubstep (Various Artists)”
Carter Tutti Void    “Transverse (A Unique & Exclusive Collaboration By Chris Carter, Cosey Fanni Tutti, & Nik Void)”
Com Truise    “Galactic Melt”
Deadmau5 Vs. Melleefresh    “Melleefresh Vs. Deadmau5 At Play”
Dial81    “Boxcar Portal”
Dr. John “Locked Down”
Front 242    “Geography”
High On Fire “De Vermis…”
Host, The (Barry Lynn/Boxcutter)    “The Host”
Les Momies De Palerme “Brulez Ce Coeur”
Lull & Beta Cloud & Andrew Liles    “Circadian Rhythm Reconfigured”
Meshuggah “Koloss”
Oneohtrix Point Never    “Replica”
Porter Ricks    “Biokinetics”
Tape    “Revelationes”
Trust “TRST”
Tycho    “Dive”
Various    “SuperiorBelly (Compilation)”
Various    “Sid Chip Sounds: The Music Of The Commodore 64”

Reviews
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Carter Tutti Void Transverse CD/LP

(Mute)(Buy Online From RSR)
This is a live album without live album trappings (no crowd noise, etc. – taken straight from the sound mix essentially). It’s got the Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti pair (of Throbbing Gristle and their own dealings) and Nik Void (Factory Floor). I was not at the Short Circuit Festival where this was recorded, but I imagine it was even more hypnotic and mesmerizing there and I long to play this at very high volumes so I can try to mock that experience as best I can. The whole thing flows seemlessly and when it ends it feels abrupt (though it is not) to be pushed back into the waking world (or maybe just stare at the cover until you press play again). 
[Reviewer: Rick]

Neptune msg rcvd CD/LP

(Northern Spy)(Buy Online From RSR)
It’s fascinating how musicians can exemplify their sound through the construction of their instruments: for example, classical performers lean toward exquisite designs. Boston’s Neptune represents noise rock’s jagged, rough elements excellently with instruments literally constructed from scrap metal (for example, not many music stores sell amplified gas cans or metal buckets.) The result is a very unconventional, dramatic vocal-laced sound right the beginning with the endlessly piercing build-up of “Luminous Skull.” It’s followed by the cold, nightmarish “Dark Report,” which is loaded with sharp guitars reminiscent of no wave and abrupt blasts of radio static. Another highlight is the eerily atmospheric “Negative Reversal,” complete with the same brand of bizarre poetry found in the earlier tracks (“let’s lift the curtain up / see how he operates / he’s made of medicine / an anesthetic.”) The most “accessible” track would be “Rpr,” with more traditional-sounding noise-rock patterns that wouldn’t sound out of place alongside acts like Sonic Youth and Boredoms. For the most part, though, it’s a very avant-garde journey for those who love challenging music.
[Reviewer: Mark]

Yamantaka // Sonic Titan YT//ST CD/LP

(Psychic Handshake)(Buy Online From RSR)
To put it in the most basic terms, this record comes from an experimental Montreal collective that includes members of Japanese-Scottish (Ruby Kato Attwood) and Chinese-Irish (Alaska B) descent. Their culture-mixing origins translate to their self-categorized “noh-wave” sound (that’s no typo – it refers to Japan’s Noh theater.) They manage to fuse elements from an impressive list of both Eastern and Western genres, including progressive rock, metal, psychedelia, noise, folk, opera and even pop. I was weary about seeing such a broad list, but I was very impressed with how they managed to pull it off in a truly one-of-a-kind rock opera.  I’d love to see the whole thing put to visuals, because it really does sound like an interesting epic. “Reverse Crystal // Murder of a Spider” is an easy choice of a favorite with its fuzzed-out guitar-fueled sound perfect for ascending a mountain. Another standout is “A Star Over Pureland,” which features red-hot Lightning Bolt-comparable shredding. It’s not all about heaviness, though: “Oak of Guernica” relies on gorgeous, mystical dream-pop ambience and “Hoshi Neko” utilizes passionate Japanese vocals, a driving beat and a hypnotic synth hook that all build to a shimmering climax before fading into a cloud of sound.
[Reviewer: Mark]

30th of March 2012 Update

30th of March 2012 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

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LPs & 12″s
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Barrett, Syd    “Scarecrow: Previously Unreleased Recordings (Silk Screen Cover Fan Club Edition)”
Beal, Willis Earl    “Acousmatic Sorcery (+ D/L)”
Black Breath    “Sentenced To Life “
Bull, Sandy & The Rhythm Ace    “Sandy Bull & The Rhythm Ace Live 1976”
Cro-Mags    “Age Of Quarrel (Original Art; Unofficial)”
Damned, The    “Live At CBGB’s 1977: New York 7/4/77 (Unofficial)”
Emeralds    “Does It Look Like I’m Here? (Daphni Mixes)”
Fall, The    “Container Drivers: Early BBC Recordings (Silk Screen Cover Fan Club Edition)”
Gang Of Four    “Entertainment (Unofficial)”
Gism    “Detestation (Unofficial)”
Hellhammer    “Apocalyptic Raids (Unofficial)”
Hunx    “Hairdresser Blues (+ D/L)”
Immortal    “Diobolical Fullmoon Mysticism (Unofficial)”
Iron Maiden    “Roskilde 2003: Live At Roskilde Festival Friday June 27TH 2003 (Unofficial)”
Joy Division    “Live At The Apollo Manchester October 1979 (Unofficial)”
Joy Division    “Closer To The Unknown Treasures Vol. 2 (Unofficial)”
Joy Division    “Hand Of Doom: Live 20TH Feb. 1980 (Unofficial)”
Junior Electronics    “Musostics (CD+LP)”
Kiss    “The Demos Of Rock (Unofficial)”
Last Seen Laughing    “Where We Belong”
Led Zeppelin    “In Through The Outtakes: Unreleased Tracks And Alternate Versions From Mastertapes (Unofficial)”
Led Zeppelin    “The Missing BBC Sessions Tracks (Unofficial)”
Led Zeppelin    “The Golden Unplugged Album (Recorded 1970-1973; Unofficial)”
Led Zeppelin    “In Through The Out Door: The Complete Outtakes And Rehearsals (2LP; Unofficial)”
Led Zeppelin    “Hammer Of The Gods: Live At Le Grand Casino De Montreux 7.3.1970 (2LP; Unofficial)”
Lotus Plaza    “Spooky Action”
Margot & The Nuclear So And So’s     “Rot Gut, Domestic (+ D/L)”
Monster Magnet    “If Satan Lived In Heaven He’d Be Me (Unofficial)”
Narrows    “Painted”
Nico (Nico Schwanengesang)    “Lieder Vom Einsamen Madchen 1968-1985 (Unofficial)”
Nirvana    “Almost Everything – The BBC Sessions (Silk Screen Cover Fan Club Edition)”
Pantera    “I’m Broken: Live At The Dynamo Festival, Eindhoven, Netherlands May 30, 1998 (Unofficial)”
Pink Floyd    “Opening In Philly: Soundboard Recording At The Electric Factory, 26TH September 1970 (2LP; Unofficial)”
Pink Floyd    “An Offer You Cannot Refuse: Live At Wembley Empire Pool, London, 16.11.1974 (Unofficial)”
Radiohead    “Other Colors… BBC Sessions (Silk Screen Cover Fan Club Edition)”
Rage Against The Machine    “Rage Against The Machine (Unofficial)”
Rammstein    “Ein Bisschen Krieg! (Unofficial)”
Ramones    “Return To London: Live At The Lyceum, London. February 25TH 1985 (Unofficial)”
Rise And Fall    “Faith”
Rocket Juice & The Moon    “Rocket Juice & The Moon (Damon Albarn, Tony Allen & Flea With Erykah Badu, Fatoumata Diawara, The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, M.Anifest, & Cheik Tidiane Seck)”
Slayer    “Down Into The Fire: A Collection Of Rare Tracks And Demo Recordings (Unofficial)”
Specials, The     “Demo 1978 (A.K.A. The Coventry Automatics; Unofficial)”
Strummer, Joe    “Nefertiti Rock! Rare And Unreleased Recordings! (Silk Screen Cover Fan Club Edition)”
Velvet Underground, The    “Prominent Men: Demo Recordings For The “Andy Warhol” And White Light, White Heat” Albums (Silk Screen Cover Fan Club Edition)”
Waits, Tom    “Tales From The Underground Vol. 2 (Unofficial)”
Waits, Tom    “Tales From The Underground (Unofficial)”
Weller, Paul    “Sonik Kicks (180 Gram Vinyl + D/L + Bonus Material)”
White Stripes, The    “Walking With A Ghost (Unofficial)”

Hip-Hop 12″s & LPs
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Beverly Fre$h    “Bed”

Electronic 12″s & LPs
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13TH Hour    “Lithium Project EP”
Abelcain    “Faust EP”
Allien, Ellen    “Galactic Horse”
Aneurysm / Dr. Lefty    “I’ll Care If You Do / Get Mad Now”
Architectural     “Peacetime”
Arjun Vagale & Time Richards    “She Said”
Attanasio, Raffaele    “Blac Bloc Remixes EP.”
Brey    “Brasil EP”
Buch, Chase    “Mombacha”
Burial    “Kindred”
Burial / Four Tet “Nova”
Burrell Brothers, The    “The Nu Groove Years Part 2: 1988-1992”
Clark    “Iradelphic (+ D/L)”
Delien    “Aon EP”
Desto    “No Sleep EP”
Developer    “Trade Beliefs”
Distal    “Stuck Up Money Ft. DJ Rashad”
DRC Music    “Kinshasa One Two (+ D/L For Bonus Tracks; Damon Albarn, T-E-E-D, Dan The Automator, Jneiro Jarel, Richard Russell, Actress, Kwes, Remi Kabaka, Rodaidh McDonald, Alwest, Marc Antoine; All Profits Go To Oxfam’s Work In The Democratic Republic Of Congo)”
DRMCNT    “Work / Oldschool / BDM / Kingdil”
Dusk Creator / Hush / KLB    “Floatin’ / Treasure Isle”
Emmanuel Top    “Le Sous-Sol”
Frak    “Triffid Gossip”
Frozen Border    “Frozen Border 01”
Hardage (Feat. Michael Franti)    “There’s Enough For All Of Us Remixes EP “
Helix    “Drum Track / No Hook No BS Ft. Flirta D (Drum Track Vocal)”
Hunee     “Tide / Minnoch”
Hunt, Gene    “May The Funk Be With You (Original Mix) / (Theo Parrish Mix)”
Ivey, Justin    “Apparition Bay EP”
Jeroen Search & Dimi Angelis    “Execute 1.0 / Monopole / Execute 2.0”
JukJuk    “Unwrap / Fall”
Jules & Moss    “Next Station EP”
Kamphetamine    “Prostitute”
Kero    “Firewire Funk”
KingThing / Jaime Grind    “KingThing / Jaime Grind – EP”
Lando Kal    “TMRW EP”
Legowelt    “The Teac Life (4LP)”
Legowelt    “North Sea Spectrum EP”
Midland    “Placement”
Mo Kolours    “EP2: Banana Wine”
Moodyman    “I Can’t Kick This Feeling When It Hits”
Omar S.    “-998”
Photek    “DJ-Kicks EP”
Photek    “DJ-Kicks LP”
Pig & Dan    “The Onolog Remixes (10″ Red/Clear)”
Pillowtalk    “Strange Love”
Robotalco    “Baby 3000 EP”
Sendai    “Geotope (Gatefold 2LP)”
Stereofunk    “El Patron”
Svengalisghost    “Mind Control”
Ugandan Methods    “Sirth Method”
Various    Artists “We Exist”
Various Artists    “Sandwell District (Sampler Single One)”
Various Artists    “Cabinet Classics 2 (2LP)”
Various Artists    “!Moombah Fiesta! Volume 1”
Various Artists    “Eyepatched Volume 1”
Virgo Four    “Resurrection (2LP)”
Yppah    “Eighty One (Ltd. Ed. + D/L)”
Zannini, Andrea    “Fantasy Dream”

10″s
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Guitar Wolf    “Jet Satisfaction”

7″s
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Beverly Fre$h    “!Spill”
Ceremony    “Adult”
Heiress    “Naysayer / Just Throats”
Her Breath On Glass    “Her Breath On Glass”
Mad Men    “Zou Bisou, Bisou / A Beautiful Mine (Theme From Mad Men)”
Nothing…, The    “Scream ‘N’ Cry / Uniformz”
White, Jack    “Sixteen Saltines / Love Is Blindness”

CDs
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Black Breath “Sentenced To Life”
Dial81    “Boxcar Portal”
Front 242    “Geography”
Mars Volta “Noctourniquet
Regis “1997-1998”
Tape    “Revelationes”
Various    “SuperiorBelly (Compilation)”
Various    “Sid Chip Sounds: The Music Of The Commodore 64”

Magazine/Fanzine
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Slices DVD-Zine (FREE At Front Counter)

Reviews
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The Drift Blue Hour CD/LP

(Temporary Residence Ltd.) (Buy Online From RSR)
On their third widely available full-length, this San Franciscan instrumental post-rock band explores nearly an hour of fascinating emotive atmospheres. This record comes after the loss of bandmate Jeff Jacobs to cancer – he was responsible for horns and electronics, but the others chose not to replace him. Understandably, a somber ambience can be detected throughout: it’s comparable to watching the morning sun faintly glowing through a layer of fog. There’s nothing too complex or technical here. Rather, from the ambitious, moody opener “Dark Passage” to the gorgeous, refreshing closer “Fountain,” there are plenty of repeated, contemplative textures with traditional rock instrumentation. One of the biggest standouts is the beautifully played “Luminous Friend,” with rich guitars and a shimmering keyboard creating a very hypnotic, easy-to-get-lost-in sound.
[Reviewer: Mark]

Beverly Fre$h Bed LP

 (SuperiorBelly) (Buy Online From RSR)

An emcee, artist, and holder of several Guinness World Records including breaking the most eggs on his head, is there anything Beverly Fre$h can’t do? (Besides act normal.) Beverly Fre$h doesn’t live in the world of the ordinary. His album reflects his bizarre behavior by blending hardcore rap, raw humor, strange screams, and a cappella chants. BED is the debut album by Detroit based Beverly Fre$h. Taking hip-hop back to its roots, yet being completely unique, Beverly Fre$h proves that he has a place in the rap game. Songs about heavy drug use, sex, violence, and insanity, BED is very entertaining to say the least. Songs ‘Dead Millionaire’, ‘Animal Skin’, and ‘Half a Haircut’ are especially worth checking out. This album is a vinyl only release, one in the series from sUPERIORbelly Record’s artists. If you’re looking for a fresh sound within the world of hip-hop, pick up the talented Beverly Fre$h’s album.
[Reviewer: Kyle]

Legowelt The Teac Life Free Download/4LP

(Legowelt001) (Buy Online From RSR)
Last year Legowelt let this album out for free. It was honestly one of the best releases of last year, but it couldn’t make it on my list because of my rule about having to actually be a physical release. Well, now it does have a physical release and it’s a full 4 LP release and there is nothing deluxe about the packaging – it’s real nice and minimal (4 LPs in a sleeve with a picture glued on it). It’s not cheap (about 60 bux – imported and all), but I swear it’s worth it. Hell, you probably already knew if you wanted this or not (and if you don’t know yet you can go download the whole thing and then decide). If you’re new to Legowelt he’s a dude who makes elektro muzik (house, techno, etc.) and you should probably check out “Reports From The Backseat Pimp” before you go any further. That one is my island jam (if I could pick one album for the rest of my life…).
[Reviewer: Rick]

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13th of January 2012 Update

13th of January 2012 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12″s
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AC/DC    “From The Vaults (Unofficial)”
Algernon Cadwallader    “Parrot Flies”
Amebix    “Knights Of The Black Sun”
Antisect    “In Darkness, There Is No Choice.”
Aus Rotten    “The Rotten Agenda”
Bass Communion     “Cenotaph”
Big Star    “3RD”
Big Star    “Radio City”
Breakdown    “Blacklisted”
Cage, John / Fox, Terry (John Cage & Terry Fox)    “HIGHFIDELITY (High Fidelity; Artists’ Records In The Marzona Collection)”
Cave, Nick And The Bad Seeds    “Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Ritz Stockholm, April 23, 1987 (Unofficial)”
Church Of Synth, The    “The Church Of Synth (+ D/L With Bonus Material)”
Cidron, Juan Manuel    “Patagon (Ltd. Ed. /500; Inner Sleeve With Text & Photo)”
Cooper, Alice    “Asesino (Unofficial)”
Cough & The Wounded Kings    “An Introduction To The Black Arts (Gatefold)”
Cut Hands    “Afro Noise 1: Volume 1 “
Doors, The    “Live In Pittsburgh Civic Arena May 2, 1970 (Unofficial)”
Dylan, Bob    “Good As I Been To You (Unofficial)”
Electric Wizard    “Electric Wizard (Gatefold)”
Ericson, Roky (Roky Erickson)    “”Outtakes From” All That May Do My Rhyme”, Arlyn Studios, Austin, Tx., October 1993 – April 1994; Live With The Aliens December 9, 1975, River City, Fairfax, California (Unofficial)”
Esplendor Geometrico    Desarrollos Geometricos (Ltd. Ed. /700; Includes Exclusive Tracks)”
Exodus    “Bonded By Blood”
Haack, Bruce / Miss Nelson    “The Way Out”
Haack, Bruce / Miss Nelson    “The Electronic Record For Children”
Hank III (Hank Williams III)    “Live & In Person With His Damn Band (Recorded Live In St. Petersburg, Florida, US, Oct 22 – 2006)”
Harvey, PJ    “The Peel Sessions 1991-2004 (A BBC Recording)”
Hellacopters, The    “Supershitty To The Max! (Unofficial)”
Hello Fever    “Broken Lines (Debut Full Length)”
Killing Joke    “Extremeties, Dirt, And Various Expressed Emotions (Reissue, Gatefold 2LP)”
Kim Phuc    “Copsucker”
Louvin Brothers    “Tragic Songs Of Life”
McDowell, Fred    “The Alan Lomax Recordings”
Memory As Perfection / Scent Of Human History    “Memory As Perfection / Scent Of Human History”
Mutemath    “Odd Soul”
Neutral Milk Hotel    “Neutral Milk Hotel: NMH Vinyl Box Set”
Sewer Election    “Vittra Sonder”
Thursday    “No Devolucion”
Transit    “Keep This To Yourself”
Tyme. X Tujiko    “GYU”
Various Artists    “Soul Safari Presents Township Jive & Kwela Jazz (1940-1960)”
Various Artists    “Subway Salsa: The Montuno Records Story (Record Mart)”
Venice Dawn (Adrian Younge Presents)    “Something About April”
Young, Neil    “Eldorado”

Hip-Hop LPs & 12″s
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Black And Brown    “Black And Brown! Instrumentals”
Blu & Exile    “Below The Heavens: In Hell Happy With Your New Imaginary Friend (Ltd. Ed. Hand Numbered Gatefold 2LP)”
J-88 (Slum Village)    “Best Kept Secret (Produced By Jay Dee / Remixes By Madlib)”
K-Def    “Night Shift”
Madvillain    “Madvilliany Instrumentals”

Electronic 12″s & LPs
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Borderline    “Borderline”
Gesaffelstein    “Conspiracy Pt. II”
Hey Today!    “Talk To Me”
Hulkkonen, Jori    “SWOT”
Instinct / Killa & Instinct    “Revolt / Drones Mix”
Kowton V Dusk    “Kowton V Dusk EP”
MIKEQ (Mike Q)    “Let It All Out”
Modeselektor     “Evil Twin (Pic)”
Motor City Drum Ensemble    “Basement L.O.V.E. (DJ-Kicks)”
Ollivierra, Tony    “Nangka EP”
Sei A     “Lazers”
Seiji    “Seiji5: Frustratin / Face Up”
T.O.M. Project    “Renaissance”
Telemachus    “The Sheltering Sky”
Terror Danjah    “U Make”
Twilite Tone, The    “Mean Machine”
Various Artists    “5 Years Compilation (Part Five) “
Various Artists    “5 Years Compilation (Part Four)”
Villa Nah    “Midnight Versions”

7″s
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Acephalix    “Acephalix”
Against Me!    “Crime As Forgiven By”
Armalite    “Humungous”
Astaroth    “Satanispiritus”
Bare Wires    “Don’t Ever Change”
Big Troubles    “She Smiles For Pictures”
Brain F    “Restraining Order”
Brain F    “So Dim”
Caustic Christ    “No Love”
Cheap Girls / Noise By Numbers    “My Wandering Days Are Over / Between Planets”
Chimp Beams / Marter & Yony    “Lumber / Level 13”
Curmudgeon    “Human Ouroboros”
Cvlts / Virgin Spirit    “Time Debt / Bathed in White”
Discharge    “State Violence State Control”
Discharge    “Realities Of War”
Discharge    “Never Again”
Discharge    “Fight Back”
Discharge    “Decontrol”
Dive    “Human / Big Joke”
Dwarves / Riptides    “Stillborn In The USA”
Evens    “Evens”
Fatal Birth    “Fatal Birth”
Fireworks    “Bonfires”
Girls    “Lawrence (Heartshaped)”
Heavenly Beat    “Faithless”
Joy Division    “An Ideal For Living”
Kidcrash / L’Antietam    “Heavy Nugs And Heady Chugs”
Medicine    “Time Baby 2 / Miss Drugstore”
Mugwumps    “Do Time With”
No Sir    “Holy Land”
Queers / Riptides    “Buy It You Scum”
Self Defense Family    “I’m Going Through Some Shit”
Single Spy, Thee    “Ok Corral / In Clay. In Cloud”
Speak & The Spells    “She’s Dead / Brianna / Caleb Pink”
SSSSnakes / Slow Death    “SSSSnakes / Slow Death”
Trash Talk    “Shame”

CDs
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Bastard Noise “Our Earth’s Blood” (5xCD)
Ernest Gonzales “Natural Traits”
Andrew Liles “Long Shadows”
Scar Symmetry “Pitch Black”
Tombs “Path Of Totality”

Books
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The Primal Screamer

Reviews
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Bringers of Disease Gospel of Pestilence
CD

 
(Translation Loss / Waylon Recordings)
The members of this Dayton, Ohio metal quintet came together from varying backgrounds, including Mouth of the Architect’s post-metal and Acheron’s straightforward death/black/thrash metal. The latter style is the primary influence audible on this EP. They deliver what one should expect from the genres: screamed vocals, aggressive blast-beats, chords with tremolo picking, and an unmistakable sense of despair throughout. “Doomed To Flames” kicks right into action with high-speed rage, followed by the even more-downtrodden “Your Prayers Remain Unheard;” it starts with a slower, doom-influenced sound, before launching back into intervals with speed ranging from medium to blisteringly fast. “Our Final Reward In Hell” strikes a good balance between the white-hot aggression of the opening track and the more-subdued parts of the second, managing to pull off the record’s most memorable hooks. Closing track “A Plague To End All Plagues” is the longest, trudging through one final wasteland of doom, with an abrupt and brief return to speed halfway through.
[Reviewer: Mark]

Cut Hands Afro Noise 1 Volume 1 LP

(A Dirter Release)
Cut Hands is William Bennett’s (Whitehouse) self described and album titled afro noise project. Volume 1 and Volume 2 are being released currently (we should have vol. 2 shortly) and they are collections of this projects work to this point. Truthfully, it’s not all that noisey considering his past works. It’s welcome. It’s jungle sci-fi soundtrack-type music. Polyrhythms and stabs of dissonance definitely make it more noisey than Fela Kuti for instance and these are not pieces meant for easy digestion by someone looking for afro-funk.  There is no funk here. There is however a mean beat with some meaner instrumentation (non-instrumentation). Foetus might come to mind without the whimsy and plus more afrocentric bases. So, while you won’t find this as the soundtrack to the Venture Brothers (I don’t think it’s a good fit like Foetus is) you might soon find it in an early-John-Carpenter-like jungle sci-fi action adventure movie. Let that movie play in your head.
[Reviewer: Rick]

16th of December 2011 Update

16th of December 2011 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records


Happy happy everyone. Once again, a final reminder that the ultimate opportunity to order any last minute gifts that we don’t have in stock is this weekend (Sunday night at the latest). You can call, stop in or email us with any inquiries. We got a ton of Poly Sleeves (bags) in this week for all those who might have been looking for them and we got a bunch of cleaning kits in as well.  Josh and I (Rick) finally picked it up on the review front this week too.




LPs & 12″s
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13th Floor Elevators “Rockius Of Levitatum (15 Live Tracks 1966-67; 180 Gram)”
Anger, Kenneth / Brian Butler “Technicolor Skull”
Bats, The “Free All The Monsters”
Blacc, Aloe “I Need A Dollar / Take Me Back”
Braids “Native Speaker (+ D/L)”
Brand New “Your Favorite Weapon (10 Year Anniversary Edition; Newly Remastered + D/L)”
Dalek I “Compass (+ Bonus Flexi-Disc Of Early B-Sides)”
Depeche Mode “Live At Crocs Night Club June 27, 1981”
Eddy Current Suppression Ring “So Many Things”
Extreme Noise Terror “A Holocaust In Your Head”
Extreme Noise Terror “Law Of Retaliation”
Georgia Sea Island Singers “Join The Band”
Grupo 2000 “El Destape”
Hecker, Tim “Dropped Pianos”
Jesus And Mary Chain, The “Walk And Crawl: Unreleased Tracks, Demos & B Sides “
La Dispute “Wildlife”
Lewlewal De Podor “Yiilo Jeam”
Los Campesinos! “Hello Sadness (+ D/L)”
Louvin Brothers, The “Satan Is Real (Reissue Remastered 180 Gram + D/L With Audio Commentary)”
Marley, Bob And The Wailers “African Herbsman (Reissue)”
Menche, Daniel “Guts: Abused And Thrashed Piano Guts”
Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The “The Magic Of Youth “
Modest Mouse “Good News For People Who Love Bad News (2LP)”
No UFO’s “Soft Coast”
Oh Sees, Thee / Total Control “Thee Oh Sees / Total Control”
Peaking Lights “Space Primitive”
PlanningToRock “Living It Out (Remix)”
Poison Idea “Blank Blackout Vacant”
Ranil Y Su Conjunto “Ranil’s Jungle Party (!Limited Edition!)”
Sapphire Slows “True Breath”
Segall, Ty “Singles 2007-2010”
Steel An’ Skin “Steel An’ Skin (Reissue)”
Stone Breath / Mike Seed With The Language Of Light “The Aetheric Lamp”
Various Artists “Music From Saharan Cellphones”
Various Artists “Last Time Around “
Wilco “Speak Into The Rose (Ltd. Ed. Red Vinyl; Record Store Day Black Friday)” 10″




Electronic LPs & 12″s
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1000 Names “Invisible Architect (2LP)”
Alixander III “Schlamm EP”
Analogue Cops, The & Blawan “Cursory EP”
Analogue Cops,The “The Purple EP”
Blawan “Peaches”
DJ Kaos “From Inside”
E.R.P. “Lunar Ruins”
Esposito, Ricardo & Michael Nadje “Nieves EP”
Factory Floor “Two Different Ways”
Goli & Ashburner “Get Up EP”
Grisha Lichtenberger “Graviton – CX (Rigid Transmission)”
Ital Tek “Gonga”
Keep Shelly In Athens “Campus Martius”
Marshal, Adam “Haze”
Nero “Crush On You (Remixes)”
Parker, Mike “Thermo”
Phoenecia “Brownout (2LP)”
Salva “Yellobone 12″ (W/ Shlohmo Remix)”
Various Artists “Bangs & Works Vol 2: The Best Of Chicago Footwork”
Various Artists “Midnight Circle Lullabies (MCDE, Marlow, XXXXX, …)”
Various Artists “Ghostek – Cryon / Ghostlight – Leaving For The City Of Saints / TH – Die (Ghostek Remix) / Ghostlight – Known All The Days”
Various Artists “5 Years Compilation (Part Three) (Architectural, DJ Faka Ideograma, Vladislav Delay, Sowing Paranoia)”
Various Artists “5 Years Compilation (Part Two) (Arcanoid, Ed Chamberlain, Trolley Route, Plant43)”




Hip-Hop 12″s & LPs
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Damu The Fudgemunk “Kilawatt: Volume 1 (EP)”
Lau, Eric “Makin’ Sound”
Madlib “Medicine Show Twelve And Thirteen: Filthy Ass Remixes”
Maker & Joe Beats “Falcon By Design”
Nice, Paul (Paul Nice) “Drum Library Vol. 2 (/2,500)”
Sessions, Will “The Elmatic Instrumentals (180 Gram + D/L)”




7″s
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Big Troubles “She Smiles For…”
Biosphere “Mysterier”
Covergirl “Paris Burns”
Dive “Sometime”
Harding, M. “Repaired/…”
Heavenly Beat “Suday”
Joy Division “An Ideal For Living (Unofficial)”
Minks “Araby”
Moctar, Mdou “Tahoultine…”




CDs
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Antediluvian “Through The Cervix…”
Drexciya “Journey Of The Deep Sea (Deluxe)”
Segall, Ty “Singles 2007-2010”
Various Artists “Bangs & Works Vol. 2”
Wold “Freemasonry”




Reviews
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Collections of Colonies of Bees Giving CD/LP
(Hometapes)
This Wisconsin post-rock band is known for collaborating with Justin Vernon of Bon Iver to form Volcano Choir. Here, right from the opening track “Lawn,” CCB sound like they’re roaming freely on endless verdant meadows beneath a blue sky as far as the eye can see. Like Battles and Explosions in the Sky, they utilize their experimental style to explore gorgeous sound plateaus and, on this record, create a feel-good vibe instead of trying to sound overly “challenging.” The energetic drumrolls and sunshine-tinged guitar really help stimulate the atmosphere, creating an uplifting world that’s just fun to get lost in. It all culminates with the sunset-ready 9-minute finale “Vorms,” which includes plenty of cymbal-crashes, mood-evoking orchestral electronics, and an enthusiastic, twinkling piano-line.
[Reviewer: Mark]

Warsaw (Joy Division) Reaction LP
(A Rockville Production)
Before Joy Division was “Joy Division”, they were known for about 18 months as, “Warsaw”. They only played a handful of shows and recorded a five song demo before officially changing their name to avoid being confused with Warsaw Pakt. “Reaction” is an unofficial compilation, tracks one through eight were recorded live off the soundboard at Rock Garden (Middlesbrough U.K 14.9.1977), while tracks nine through thirteen were recorded at a rehearsal (Moss Road 1977). These recordings definitely capture a heavier, harder, and slower version of these guys then what’s displayed only a few months later on, “An Ideal For Living”. Ian Curtis is screaming, growling and not singing. The sound quality is very good and despite the colorfully violent review of the live gig provided on the back jacket, there is little crowd rowdiness present here in this recording. 
[Reviewer: Josh]

Salva Yellobone 12″
(Tall Corn Music)
This is where I’m at right now. Long playing singles with solid tracks. This is some serious electronic funk for the 2010s (as opposed to what I might think of from the 80s anytime the words electronic and funk are used together). It’s got the purple vibe that Joker coined with the second song of the A side having some nice Zapp sounding vocoder sounds (taking it back to the 70s to move forward from the 80s apparently – at least according to how I’m reviewing this).  The B side starts off nice and sweet with a track that gets some nice mixes of bass sounds intertwined with some house style vocal samplings. And it finishes with remixes by Shlohmo and the LOL Boys which are both worthy of club play (the hippest of clubs; no sarcasm implied).
[Reviewer: Rick]

Sina. (With Kelpe Gards From KC And Soosh)
 From Love To Dust 12″
(Project: Mooncircle)
Glitch-hop, trip-hop, and whatever other words you want to use for down tempo syncopation jams fit this (one could not deny the witchy aesthetic of the 12″ sleeve). The A side is three different tracks including the title track and the B side is three versions of the title track. It’s got some house-like qualities (clean production), but never enters into the uptempo 4/4 realm. Sweet estrogen filled vocal lines meander in and out of tracks (Creep perhaps comes to mind, but with less focus on the vocalist and more on just being chill). Wild woods environmental sounds (wood blocks, birds chirping, general ambience) hover just beneath the surface as well.  The A side finishes with a funk laden subdued Outkast sounding joint with a nice sugary synth line. The remixes are far enough away from the original and each other to keep it worth a listen through (rather than one at a time as if often meant with 12″ singles).
[Reviewer: Rick]

3rd of December Update

3rd Of December 2011 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records
The extra Black Friday RSD titles we could pick up are listed.  This doesn’t include the title we still have left from last week’s update.  We also have one Type O Negative box set which we are selling at $30 below the original price because it has a dented corner (come look and decide for yourself – I don’t think it’s that bad).  Only one review this week because, well, most of us have been happily busy with store business.

LPs & 12″s
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311..    “Grassroots (1st Time On Vinyl)”
Black Keys, The    “El Camino (+ CD + Giant Poster)” (We’re actually out of this already and will have it back midweek next.)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club    “BABY81 (Deluxe Ed.)”
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club    “American X: The Baby 81 Sessions”
Bunwinkies    “Map Of Our New Constellations”
Burial Hex (BRLHX)    “Book Of Delusions”
Burzum    “Fallen”
Bush, Kate    “50 Words For Snow (180 Gram 2LP + CD + 20 Page Booklet)”
Candlemass    “Nightfall (Ltd. Ed. 180 Gram)”
Carolee    “EP1”
Cliff, Jimmy “Sacred Fire” (Black Friday RSD)
Cure, The    “Early BBC Sessions 1979-1985”
DarkThrone    “Goatlord”
Death In June    “Nada Plus! (Picture Disc + Post Card 30th Anniversary Ed.)” (We also got the blue vinyl Special Ed. back in.)
Delfonics, The    “La La Means I Love You”
Depeche Mode    “Violator Live (World Violation Tour August 4, 1990 Dodger Stadium; 3xLP)”
Descendents    “ALL”
Dessert Sessions    “Resurrection (2xLP)”
Grateful Dead “Europe 72 (Set)” (Black Friday RSD)
His Electro Blue Voice    “Dead Sons”
Hubble    “Hubble Drums (150 Gram + D/L)”
Jane’s Addiction    “The Great Escape Artist (+ D/L)”
Kirby, Leyland    “Intrigue & Stuff 3”
Lady Gaga    “Born This Way: The Remix (15 Track Collection)”
Louvin Brothers, The    “Handpicked Songs 1955-1962 (180 Gram)”
Mars    “Live At Artists Space”
McCombs, Cass    “Humor Risk (180 Gram + D/L)”
Misfits “Devil’s Rain” (Black Friday RSD)
Misfits    “Beyond Evil (Unofficial)”
Various Artists    “Mungo’s HiFi: Sound System Champions (Top Cat, Ranking Joe, Tippa Irie, Soom T,…)”
Porcupine Tree    “Voyage 34”
Pwin Teaks (PWIN ΔΔ TEAKS)    “AOXOMOXOA (A Cosmotropia De Xam Production)”
Queens Of The Stone Age    “Drunken In Stonehenge: Malmo, Sweden, December 4, 2000 (Picture Disc)”
Saves The Day    “Stay What You Are (Ltd. Ed. Color Vinyl)”
Smashing Pumpkins    “Siamese Dream (2011 Reissue With Metallic Cover Art)”
Soft Moon, The    “Total Decay”
Taj-Mahal Travellers, The    “July 15, 1972 (Recorded Live At Sohgetsu Hall, Tokyo)”
Throbbing Gristle    “Greatest Hits”
Type O Negative    “Dead Again (Ltd. Ed. Box Set 2LP + DVD + D/L + T-Shirt)”
Various Artists    “Pebbles : Original Artyfacts From The First Punk Era Volume One (2011 Reissue)”
Various Artists    “Pebbles : Original Artyfacts From The First Punk Era Volume Two (2011 Reissue)”
Various Artists    “Bossa Jazz Vol. 2: The Birth Of Hard Bossa, Samba Jazz And The Evolution Of Brazilian Fusion 962-73 “
Various Artists    “Bossa Jazz Vol. 1: The Birth Of Hard Bossa, Samba Jazz And The Evolution Of Brazilian Fusion 962-73 “
Various Artists    “Traveling Through The Jungle: Negro Fife And Drum Band Music From The Deep South”
Various Artists    “Eccentric Soul: The Nickel & Penny Labels (Gatefold 2LP)”
Various Artists (Jones, R)    “Fingerbobs: Original Television Music”
Von Haze    “Von Haze”
Warsaw (Joy Division)    “Reaction (Live At Rock Garden, Middlesbrough, UK 14.9.1977 & Rehearsal At Moss Road 1977) (Ltd. Import)”
Waters, Muddy    “After The Rain”
Watson, Chris    “El Tren Fantasma: The Signal Man’s Mix”

Electronic LPs & 12″s
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A Made Up Sound    “Take The Plunge”
Al Tourettes    “Swan Sketch EP”
Andrews, Guy    “Shades / Textures”
Author    “Author (2LP)”
B.D.I.    “Decoded Messages Of Life & Love / New Robotics #17”
Ben Sun    “Path Of Non-Attachment”
Burial / Four Tet      “Moth” (Latest Pressing – still very limited.)
Cooly G    “Landscapes (Feat. Simbad) / It’s Serious (Feat. Karizma)”
Cowley, Abraham    “A Step Goodbye”
DMX Krew    “Cosmic Awakening EP”
Doubleheart    “Salsa Apocalypso”
DSCRD    “Discordance EP”
Echelon Plan, The    “Black Dots In An Ocean Of White.”
Flug 8    “Liebeslied”
Garcia, Simon    “Tears In Vain”
Gold Panda    “An Iceberg Hurled Northward Through Clouds”
Gold Panda    “DJ-Kicks”
GoldFFinch    “Red Mask”
Karenn    “Sheworks001”
Kingdom    “Dreama”
Latecomer    “A Cosmic Cart”
Lazer Sword    “Sounds Sane / Klock (10″)”
Lenz, Adrian / Sandman    “Cover Me (Ol Oil’ Riddim) / No Prisoners”
Mangeblanc    “Tom-Tit Edits: On Our Way To?/Vishnu (10″)”
Mr Oizo    “Stade 2”
Ohara, Raz    “See It Coming”
Persian    “Existence Is Resistance (Ltd. Ed.)”
Raiders Of The Lost ARP    “Battlestar EP”
Raime    “Hennail”
Rrose    “Merchant Of Salt”
Scuba    “DJ-Kicks”
Sepalcure    “Sepalcure”
Splits & Slits    “Hammering EP”
Stagga    “Wild For The Night”
Tofu Productions    “Trabalhador / E Quake / Amega Furu / The Scream”
Tycho    “Dive (2LP)”
Various Artists    “Abstract Forms: Combined EP V2.0 (/250)”
Various Artists    “KANN RSD: Record Store Day 05/11/2011 (Sun Glitters, Bender & Sevensol)”
Wareika    “Floors”
Zomby    “Nothing (+ D/L)”

Hip-Hop 12″s & LPs
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A Tribe Called Quest    “People’s Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm”
Black Milk & Danny Brown    “Black And Brown! (+ D/L)”
Count Bass D    “Act Your Waist Size (Reduced Price)”
Gorillaz    “The Singles Collection 2001-2011 (Ltd. Ed. 2LP)”
J-Live    “Always Will Be: Recorded 2003 (Reduced Price)”
Morris, Kendra (W/ DJ Premier)    “Concrete Waves (Official Serato Control Vinyl)”
Ol’ Dirty Bastard    “Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version (2xLP Deluxe Set)”
P.O.S.    “Audition (Reduced Price)”
Various Artists    “Nirobi Edits”

10″s
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Young Governor    “Where Its Quiet”
Front Bottoms, The    “Slow Dance To Soft Rock / Grip N Tie (Gatefold 2×10″)”

7″s
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All That Remains / Jasta (Black Friday RSD)
Beatles “Singles (Box)” (Black Friday RSD)
Black Face “I Want To Kill”
Dive “Sometime”
Dylan, Bob “Can You Please (Box)” (Black Friday RSD)
Eddy Detroit Meets Sun City Girls
Fear “Have Yourself A Merry Christmas” (Black Friday RSD)
Joy Division “An Ideal For Living” (Unofficial Reissue)
Mascis, J (Dino Jr.) “
Pee Pee Dyna “A Groovy Christmas & New Year”
Pink Floyd “Wall Singles (Box)” (Black Friday RSD)
Ramones “Do U Wanna Dance”
Rolling Stones “No Spare Parts”
Trash Talk “Awake” (Restocked!)
Wye Oak “Strangers”

CDs
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1349 “Hellfire”
Black Keys “El Camino”
Blake, James “Enough Thunder”
Boris “New Album”
Fennesz / Sakamoto “Flumina (2CD)”
SunnO)) “00 Void”
Umberto “Prophecy…”
Various Artists “Rangarang”

Cassette Tapes
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Andrew Jackson Jihad / O Pioneers!!!
FWY! “CA 80’s-90’s” (C72)
Horrid Red “Celestial Joy” (C30)
Prurient “Time’s Arrow”
Rose Croix (C31)
Sylvester Anfang II “Levend Op De Brandstapel & De Braderie” (C50)
Wormsblood “Black & White Art For Man & Beast” (C44)

Books
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Rice, Boyd “Twilight Man” (Preface By Nina Antonia)

Review
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The Body and Braveyoung Nothing Passes CD
(At A Loss)
The Body’s style is “blackened/noise/doom,” while Braveyoung plays orchestral drone-rock: both collaborated to create this record. The result sounds like a cinematic anthem for the end of the world. Warbling feedback, eerily mellow ambience and long, drawn-out guitar sprawl sound like a harsh sunset radiating the silhouette of a ravaged metropolis. The uncompromising drum patterns in “Song 2” sound a marching squad unfazed by the destruction. Most unexpected is the juxtaposition of gentler sounds, most notably a xylophone, against the wall of tumult. This is the most fascinating in the title track, where the instrument’s lullaby sounds strangely calm and innocent against the acrid noise sizzle, eventually fading into orchestral ambience. The album closes with a cover of Exuma’s “The Vision;” an easily accessible acoustic/choral piece with soothing-yet-poignant vocals from Chrissy Wolpert of the Assembly of Light Choir (the droning guitar sticks around throughout, though.) Although a departure musically (except for the background drone,) it fits well because the lyrics give an appropriately apocalyptic farewell.
[Reviewer: Mark]