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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]

11th of November 2011 Update

11th of November 2011 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records




LPs & 12″s
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A Loss For Words “No Sanctuary (Ltd. Ed. Color Vinyl + D/L)
Absu “Abzu”
Aelter “Dusk Dawn: Aelter II / Fallow You Beloved (Numbered /500)”
Alpine, Frank “Frank Alpine (+ D/L)”
Atlas Sound “Parallax (+ D/L)”
Banner Pilot “Heart Beats Pacific”
Between The Buried And Me “The Silent Circus (Colored Vinyl Ltd. Ed. + D/L)”
Blouse “Blouse (+ D/L)”
Bomb, The “The Challenger (11″)”
Church Of Misery “Master Of Brutality”
Church Of Misery “The Second Coming”
Coliseum “Parasites”
Collins, William Fowler “The Resurrections Unseen”
Crystal Stilts “Radiant Door”
Davis, Miles “Miles Davis Live-Evil (180 Gram)”
Dead End Path “Blind Faith”
Death Breath “Stinking Up The Night (pic disc)”
Earth Crisis “Destroy The Machines (Ltd. Ed. Colored Vinyl + D/L)”
Elite Gymnastics “Ruin”
Esplendor Geometrico “Comisario De La Luz / Blanco De Fuerza (/700)”
Esplendor Geometrico “Kosmos Kino (/700)”
Factums “Flowers”
Fell, Mark “Periodic Orbits Of A Dynamic System Related To A Knot “
Full Of Hell “Roots Of Earth Are Consuming My Home”
Good Luck “Without Hesitation”
Gospel Music “How To Get To Heaven From Jacksonville, FL (Ltd. Ed. + D/L)”
Hair Police “The Empty Quarter”
Handguns “Anywhere But Home”
Hawks And Doves “Year One”
Helios Creed “Galactic Octopi”
High Wolf “Atlas Nation (Space Raga From France + D/L)”
Impending Doom “Nailed. Dead. Risen”
Kesey & The Merry Pranksters, Ken (Ken Kesey & The Merry Pranksters) “The Acid Test (Reissue /500)”
Korallreven “An Album By…”
Mastodon “The Hunter (+ Augmented Reality Experience)”
Mastodon “The Hunter (180 Gram 2LP 45RPM + Augmented Reality Experience & Bonus Track)”
Measure “My Heart And The Real World”
Moon Duo “Killing Time”
Mourn “Mourn”
Neptune “Silent Partner (150 Gram + D/L)”
New York Dolls “Too Much Too Soon”
Oh Sees, Thee “Carrion Crawler / The Dream EP (+ D/L)”
Organized Sports “I’m So Proud Of Him”
Othin Spake “The Nethack Dictionary”
Page99 / Majority Rule “Document #12”
Poison Idea “Darby Crash Rides Again”
Pterodactyl “Spills Out”
Reagan Youth “Volume Two”
Retaliate “Thors Without A Rose”
Rocket Number Nine (Rocketnumbernine) “Lone Raver / Black & Blue / Steel Drummer”
Sad City “Gestures”
Satalino, Cara Beth “Good Ones”
Screeching Weasel “Carnival Of Schadenfreude”
Seven Sisters Of Sleep / Children Of God “Seven Sisters Of Sleep / Children Of God”
Shores “To Volstead”
Shores / Charles The Osprey “Ritual”
Star Fucking Hipsters (SFH) “From The Dumpster To The Grave (+ D/L)”
Suuns “Bambi”
Terror “Lowest Of The Low”
Throbbing Gristle “D.O.A. The Third And Final Report Of Throbbing Gristle “
Time Shares “Bearable “
Twerps “Twerps”
Tyvek “Fast Metabolism”
Various Artists “Bambara Mystic Soul: The Raw Sound Of Burkina Faso 1974-1979 (2LP)”
Various Artists “The Legendary Studio One Records: Original Classic Recordings 1963-80 (2LP)”
Various Artists “Run For Cover Presents: Mixed Signals (Ltd. Ed. Color Vinyl)”
Various Artists “The Lost Notebooks Of Hank Williams (180 Gram + CD; Jack White, Norah Jones, Bob Dylan, Levon Helm…)”
Vile, Kurt “So Outta Reach (EP) (+ D/L)”
Waits, Tom “Bad As Me (180 Gram, 16 Page Book Of Lyrics & Photos + CD)”
White Denim “Takes Place In Your Work Space (Ltd. Ed. White Vinyl + Free Digital EP D/L)”
Wildhearts “Riff After Riff”
Workin’ Stiffs “Liquid Courage”
Wounded Lion “IVXLCDM (+ D/L)”




Electronic LPs & 12″s
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Blaze “Moonwalk”
Bnjmn “Black Square”
Dettmann, Marcel “Coducted Sampler 1”
Dettmann, Marcel “Conducted Sampler 2”
Joker “The Vision (+ D/L)”
Kolsch “Speicher 70: Opa / Der Alte”
Lazer Sword “Batman (W/ Remixes By Rustie, Nguzunguzu…)”
Lions Of Judah “Rhythmatism “






7″s
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Armalite “Hum…”
Arthur, James Manhunt “It’s Working”
Atlas Sound “Parallax/Oh Ricky”
Bastard “Controlled In…”
Carrying The Fire “Passed…”
Los Carvenicolas “Primer…”
Crowd Control
Deerhoof “Behold…”
End Of A Year “Sorrowful”
F. Now “Hang…”
H2O “New York City”
The Hive Dwellers “Lynch The Swan”
Ice Choir “Two Rings”
Jones, Sharon “He Said I Can”
Luyas / Twin Sister
Mindsnare / Ringworm 
MyRifle 
Pine Hill Haints “Tales of Crime (Part 1)”
Post T. 
Roberts & Pol../Wright “Captain…”
Segall, Ty “Spiders”
Shores “Little…”
Trash Talk “Awake”
TV Casualty EP
W. Dads
White Rainow “The Making Of Thriller”
Zola Jesus “Souer Sewer”




CDs
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Aelter “Dusk-Dawn…”
Atlas Sound “Parallax”
Coliseum “Parasites”
Korallreven “An Album By…”
Leviathan “True Traitor, True Whore”
Mournful Congregation “Book Of Kings”
Rwake “Rest”
Skullflower “Carved Into Roses… (3CD)”






Review
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Ringworm / Mindsnare Your Soul Belongs To Us 7″ 
(A389 Records)

Ringworm is finally free from their Victory Records contract after this years full length release, “Scars”. It’s very fitting that they would find a home with Lord Dom at A389 Recordings. The cover to this comes as an eight panel comic drawn by Human Furnace, which is about a girl picking up this very 7″, playing it backwards and having her Victory-lovin’ enemies thwarted by evil spirits. This is worth picking up for the art alone. Musically, Ringworm bangs out two short high energy thrash metal hardcore crossover jams that are typical for them. It looks like these were recorded in 2005 & 2007, so they’ve been shelved for a while. Mindsnare is an Australian hardcore band, that has been kicking around since 1993 playing a very similar style to Ringworm, but Ringworm was doing it first so they win.
[Reviewer: Josh]

4th Of November 2011 Update

4th Of November 2011 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records


We added a CLEARANCE RACK! About 100 or so LPs marked down (many below cost) to make room.  We are constantly running out of room!







LPs & 12″s
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Alaric “Alaric”
Animals As Leaders “Weightless (180 Gram + D/L; Die-cut Sleeve)”
Burial Hex “Actaeon/Iron Fist”
Craft “Void (Gatefold 2LP)”
Daybreaker “The Northbound Trains EP (+ D/L)”
Dieb13 / Gustafsson / Siewert “(Fake) The Facts”
Dream Affair “Endless Days”
Far East Family Band “Nipponjin: Join Our Mental Phase Sound (180 Gram)”
Ferraro, James “Multitopia”
Florence + The Machine “Ceremonials (180 Gram)”
Gallagher’s, Noel High Flying Birds “Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (Heavyweight Vinyl)”
Girl In A Coma “Exits & All The Rest (+ CD)”
Gudnadottir, Hildur “Without Sinking (2LP)”
Heavy Times “Jacker”
His Electro Blue Voice “Wolf/Worm”
Hive Mind “Elemental Disgrace”
Holiday Shores “New Masses For Squaw Peak (+ D/L)”
Human Eye “Fragments Of The Universe Nurse”
In Trance 95 “Cities Of Steel And Neon”
Indignant Senility “Consecration Of The Whipstain (2LP)”
Kashmere Stage Band “Texas Thunder Soul 1968-1974 (Expanded Deluxe 3LP+DVD)”
King Dude “Tonight’s Special Death”
La Roux “Quicksand / In For The Kill (Includes Skream Remix)”
Leo, Ted “Ted Leo 5-10-2011 Live At Third Man”
Like A Stunt Man “YOY (180 Gram + D/L)”
Little Dragon “Machine Dreams”
Little Dragon “Ritual Union”
Lucky Luke “Travelling For A Living (Ltd. Ed. + D/L)”
Lustmord “Zoetrope: The Original Soundtrack Expanded & Revised (2LP)”
Lustmord “The Monstrous Soul (With Adi Newton; 2LP)”
Mcneill, Lloyd Quartet (Lloyd Mcneil Quartet) “Washington Suite (Special Edition /1000)”
Noothgrush “Live For Nothing (Live At KZSU / Live At KFJC)”
Olivia Tremor Control, The “Dusk At Cubist Castle (Music From The Unrealized Film Script; 2LP Reissue)”
Olivia Tremor Control, The “Black Foliage: Animation Music Volume One (2LP Reissue)”
Oneohtrix Point Never “Replica (/1000)”
Other Lives “Tamer Animals (180 Gram + CD)”
Owen “Ghost Town (180 Gram + D/L)”
Pas De Deux “Cardiocleptomanie”
Perry, Lee “Scratch” “The Return Of Pipecock Jackxon”
Pink Playground “Destination Ecstasy (Ltd. Ed. + D/L)”
Pulp “Different Class (180 Gram)”
Qluster (Cluster) “Rufen (180 Gram + D/L)”
Quilt “Quilt (Ltd. Ed. + D/L)”
Rebolledo “Super Vato (2LP + CD + Postersticker)”
Ritter, Josh “Golden Age Of Radio (Ltd. Ed. + CD Including Bonus Tracks)”
Roberts, Luke “Big Bells And Dime Songs (+ D/L)”
Roedelius Schneider “Stunden (180 Gram + D/L)”
Russian Circles “Empros”
Stereo Total “Underwater Love: A Pink Musical (Special Edition /500)”
Sultan, Mark “Whenever I Want (+ D/L)”
Sultan, Mark “Whatever I Want (+ D/L)”
Sykes, Jesse & The Sweet Hereafter “Marble Son (+ CD)”
Sykes, Jesse & The Sweet Hereafter “Like Love & Lust: The Open Halls Of The Soul”
Sympathy Nervous “Automaticism (Clear Vinyl)”
Teenage Panzerkorps, Der “Kauf Nicht Von TPK”
Television Personalities “They Could Have Been Bigger than The Beatles (1972) [RiSe]”
Television Personalities “The Painted Word (1972)”
Throbbing Gristle “The Second Annual Report Of Throbbing Gristle Recorded During The Year Ending September 3rd 1977 “
Tickley Feather “Hors D’Oeuvres (+ D/L)”
True Widow “I.N.O. E.P.”
Various Artists “Guitar Mood 2: More Rare Instrumentals From The New And Olde Worlds”
Various Artists “Orgelvark: En Stadig Samling Svensk Syntmusik (1986) [Minimal Wave]”
Various Artists “Fac Dance: Factory Records 12″ Mixes & Rarities 1980-1987”
Various Artists “A Greater Administration Of Lower Interests (Carsten Jost, Lawrence)”
Waits, Tom “Franks Wild Years: Un Operachi Romantico In Two Acts (180 Gram)”
Wax Idols “No Future”
Webb, TK “TK Webb (Ltd. Ed. + D/L)”
White Denim “White Denim 4-1-2011 Live At Third Man”




Electronic LPs & 12″s
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Alias G “Delite Tonite / Pulsate”
AnD “Non Compliant / Reverberate / Molecular Deconstruction”
Anstam “Dispel Dances”
Author “The City / Teacher”
Banton, Solo “Music Addict EP”
Black Samurai “Information Critic (Ft. Daddy Freddy & The Ragga Twins)”
Bogdan Irkuk (A.K.A. Bulgari) “The Thracian EP (W/ Prins Thomas)”
Brackles “Spider / Take Me Home”
Buraka Som Sistema “Komba”
Burns, Willie “Willie Burns”
Dettmann, Marcel “Translation”
Distal “Angry Acid / French Science”
DJ Food “Magpies, Maps And Moons: Songs For Stolen Moments”
Dro Carey “Cancy Red / Hungry Horse”
Dubmatix “Clash Of The Titans: The System Shakedown Remixes”
Dusty Kid (Dustykid) “Polybolo / Argia (Popof Remix)”
Ernestus, Mark / Konono “Masikulu”
Greene, Jacque “Greene 01 (10″)”
Justice “Audio, Video, Disco. (+ D/L)”
King Midas Sound “Goodbye Girl”
Kito & Reija Lee “Sweet Talk”
Knwledge “Klouds”
Kuedo “Severant (+ D/L)”
L-Vis 1990 “Lost In Love”
Machinedrum “Let It (Feat. Melo-X)”
MAM “MAM Edits”
Midnight Magic “Drop Me A Line”
Mosca “Done Me Wrong / Bax”
OneAuff (One Auff) “Heavy Heady”
Planetary Assault Systems “The Messenger (2×12″)”
Pole “Waldgeschichten”
Quantax “Cinematics/Who Needs Attack (10″)”
Robot Koch “The Other Side (2XLP)”
Samoyed “Spit EP (Spit/Maybe Yes) (10″)”
Sante And Lorber “Rootdown / You Know”
Slugabed “Sun Too Bright Turn It Off”
Stingray Enters The Unknown “The Sadist EP”
Sully “Toffee Apple (10″)”
Thelem “Lucid Dream”
Trentemoller “Reworked/Remixed (2×12″)”
Vakula “Saturday Remixes (Deetron, Jeff Sharel, Legowelt, Fudge Fingas)”
Various Artists “Surreal Estate EP (XI, Distal, Sepalcure, Kuru & UFO!, DJG, Bravo & Teeko)”
Various Artists “RDY#6”
Various Artists “Ghettoteknitianz E.P. (DJ Rashad & Gant-Man, DJ Earl, Traxman)”
Walton “Aggy / Mangled Riddim / 808 Vybzin / Skrilla”
Willie Burns “Willie Burns = House (I’m Gonna Get You / Windows Down / Waste Your Time / Another Night)”
XXXY “Kerpow / Down Wit U”
XXXY / IKE Release “XXXY / IKE Release”




Hip-Hop 12″s & LPs
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Black Milk “Black Milk 4-8-2011 Live At Third Man”
Jordan, Geno “You’re A Peachtree Freak On Peachtree Street”
M.E.D. “Classic (2LP)”
M.E.D. “Classic (3LP Album & Instrumentals)”




7″s
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Best Coast “When I’m With You”
Karen Elson “Vicious”
Front Bottoms “The Beers”
Grave Babies “Pleasures”
Insane Clown Posse (With Jeff The Brotherhood and Jack White) “Leck Mich…”
Oberhafer “Gotta Go”
Purity Ring / Braids
Yorke, Thom/Modeselektor “Ship…”




CDs
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Animals As Leaders “Weightless”
Cloaks “Versions Grain”
Damu “Unity”
Fishbone “Crazy Glue”
Four Tet “FabricLive 59”
Patton, Mike “Solitude Of..”




DVD
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Backyard The Movie (CD/DVD)




Book
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Baker, S. “Studio One Covers”
“Art Of Worms” (Tapeworm)


Reviews
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Anthony Pappalardo & Max G. Morton Live… Suburbia Book 
(Powerhouse Books)
Last Saturday, we were hit with a freak snow storm that sent trees crashing down onto power lines causing most of the state to be without electricity. my house and Redscroll were both luckily spared. When I woke up Sunday morning, I had a few free hours to myself thanks to the nor’easter so, I reached for my new copy of “Live…Suburbia”. Through personal essays and collected color photos, authors Anthony Pappalardo (In My Eyes, Radio Silence) and Max G. Morton (Heartworm) set a tone for what growing up as part of a subculture in the suburban landscape of the 1980s was like. A pre-internet era, where people couldn’t just “google” anything that was foreign to them. Where you had to dig deep and be patient if you wanted to get outside the box and not end up a fucking norm. I recommend that you flip through the book first, just look at the pictures, transport yourself back in time, then start into the essays.
[Reviewer: Josh]


Planetary Assault Systems The Messenger 2×12″
(Ostgut Ton/Kompakt)
I’ve recently been getting some heavy nostalgia for the late 90s/early 00s and specificaly the maximalist feel that came along with that time; barrages of sensory overload. The Digital Hardcore Records label (Alec Empire of Atari Teenage Riot’s baby) was great for that.  Industrial Strength records just turned 20 (I went to the 20th anniversary party and enjoyed it).  Draw back a bit from those approaches (the in-your-face non-stop thumping approach) and you’d find acts like Zipperspy who were more adventurous with maximalism; drawing into a more experimentalist slant while not losing the rhythm behind it.  Mash Up Soundsystem was good for that approach too; breakcore on a more adventurous journey (not relying on gangster movie samples and 808s for instance).  Planetary Assault Systems is perhaps a modern take on that (maybe it’s a stretch for anyone but me to see it this way; then again, I’m the author here so what I say goes).  Mix in the Modern Love camp (Andy Stott, Demdike Stare, Claro Intelecto…) and make it a bit hyper. Minimal maximalism?  Take the ride.  Syncopation in afro-centric rhythms while not completely full (leaving some tasteful spaces to realize how silly you look dancing to this; we all look silly dancing no matter how skilled -> fact). I should put this on 45 RPM and really get a workout going.  See ya. 
[Reviewer: Rick]


Purity Ring / Braids Belispeak / Peach Wedding 7″
(Fat Possum)
Yo, you like girls singing all demure-like over some off-beat mostly electronic business?  So do I?  Did you get that free Labyrinth Ear release a while ago? No, you should get that here.  So sickeningly sweet and dreamy, but without any twangy guitar rattling or straight-forward drumming weighing it down (I’m serious). Thank you Twin Peaks for influencing so many people to just slow down and take care and party. Slow it down to 33 1/3 and get extra syrupy and it’s still good (at that speed they actually sound like they could be the same band). I listened to this probably more times on the wrong speed. I admit it. Try it. 
[Reviewer: Rick]


Yacht Shangri-La CD/LP
(DFA)
Right from the get-go, it’s clear that there’s something peculiar about this disco-sounding electropop/dance-punk album. The promo copy’s description tells the listener that the disc “contains information key to the building of a new utopia.” It kicks off with the super-danceable “Utopia,” pulsing with a sunny city-of-the-future vibe before the polar opposite “Dystopia;” a slower, funkier and obviously bleaker track with vocals that are still delivered with similar emphasis. The meanings behind the messages are up for debate; I know it’s been quoted in several reviews already, but lyrics like “I love you like a small-town cop/ Yeah, I wanna smash your face in with a rock” play a significant role in understanding just what YACHT is conveying. Instead of brainless euphoria, it sounds like a form of self-awareness in which they acknowledge that they want to try and enjoy life in a very imperfect world. It would make for a very unique night of club dancing. 
[Reviewer: Mark]

14th Of October 2011 Update

14th of October 2011 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12″s
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Afghan Wigs, The    “Gentlemen”
Blackshaw, James    “Holly EP”
Boots Electric (Jesse Hughes Of Eagles Of Death Metal)    “Honkey Kong”
Brain F    “Sleep Rough”
Chubby Wolf    “Turkey Decoy”
Class Actress    “Rapprocher (+ D/L)”
Coltrane, Alice    “Transfiguration Live (180 Gram Ltd. Ed.)”
Cormans, Thee    “Halloween Record (W/ Sound Effects)”
Devine, Kevin    “Between The Concrete & Clouds”
DMZ    “DMZ (180 Gram)”
Elitist    “Fear In A Handful Of Dust (+ D/L)”
Ettes, The    “Wicked Will”
Feist    “Metals (180 Gram + D/L)”
Fitz And The Tantrums    “Pickin Up The Pieces”
Friedberger, Matthew    “Death-In-Life”
Full Of Hell    “Roots Of Earth Are Consuming My Home”
Glass Candy    “Warm In The Winter / Beautiful Object”
Hollis, Mark (Of Talk Talk)    “Mark Hollis”
Hyun, Shin Joong    “Beautiful Rivers And Mountains: The Psychedelic Rock Sound Of South Korea’s Shin Joong Hyun 1958-1974 (2LP)”
Jovontaes    “Things Are Different Here”
Kunitaka, Sato    “Wandering Shadow Of Southern Streets: Blind Itinerant Musican From Amami Island”
Lewis, Jeffrey    “A Turn In The Dream-Songs”
Low Places    “Spiritual”
M83    “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (2x 180 Gram LP)”
Master Musicians Of Bukkake    “Totem Three (PICLP)”
Mellow Grave    “Smoke Filled The Room, We Slept”
Menahan Street Band    “Make The Road By Walking (+ D/L)”
Mpese Mpses Band / Canadoes Dance Band    “Mpese Theme (DrumTalk Remix) / Fine Woman (Sofrito Edit)”
My Brightest Diamond    “All Things Will Unwind (+ D/L)”
Native    “Wrestling Moves”
New Order    “Western Works Demos 9-7-80 (Unofficial)”
Night Birds    “The Other Side Of Darkness”
Parrish, Theo / Burnt Friedman    “Meets Mancingelani / Meets Zinja Hungwani”
Pharoahs    “Uhh Uhh / What ???”
Polyps, The    “Ants On The Golden Cone”
Psandwich    “Northren Psych”
Rangers    “Pan Am Stories”
RazorxFade    “RazorxFade”
Real Estate    “Days (180 Gram + D/L)”
Shiflet, Mike    “Sufferers”
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin    “Tape Club (2xLP 180 Gram + D/L)”
Sun Ra    “The Mike Huckaby Reel-To-Reel Edits Vol. 2 (Friendly Galaxy / Space Is The Place / To Nature’s God)”
Superheavy (Mick Jagger, Joss Stone, Damian Marley, Dave Stewart, A.R. Rahman)    “Superheavy”
Talk Talk    “Laughing Stock (BING074)”
TieDye    “Fisherman’s Bend (+ 2 Exclusive Remixes)”
Various Artists    “Disco Not Disco: Post Punk, Electro & Leftfield Disco Classics 1974-1986”
VHS Head    “Midnight Section”
VHS Head    “Trademark Ribbons Of Gold”
Weekend    “Red (+ D/L)”
Xeno & Oaklander    “Sets & Lights (+ D/L)”

Electronic LPs & 12″s
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Abstraxion    “Jus Acid”
Age Of Love, The    “Remixes”
Agoria     “Speechless (Remixes Vol. 1) (Feat. Carl Craig & La Scalars)”
Analogue Cops, The (& Blawan & Ryan Elliot)    “Big Family E.P.”
Answer Code Request    “Subway Into”
Antiparallel    “01”
Artists Formerly Known As, The    “Speed Bomb – Skudge”
Auser, Roberto    “Lovemaker (Original) / Lovemaker (Moguh Edit)”
Barem    “After The Storm”
Bibio    “Toys”
Blue Daisy    “Sunday Gift (2LP + CD)”
BNJMN    “Second Kiss (Nightvision / Nightvision (Andy Stott Remix))”
Brunn, Benjamin    “Dust P. 1 (10″)”
Captain Planet    “The Ningane EP (Bastard Jazz Presents)”
Chromeo    “When The Night Falls (Feat. Solange Knowles)”
Com Truise    “Fairlight (45RPM)”
Dday One    “Loop Extension | Deluxe (Ltd. 2×180 Gram Vinyl)”
Driphouse    “SPECTRUM 008”
Emika    “Emika (Ltd. Ed. + D/L)”
Exaltics, The    “They Arrive”
Fear Ratio, The    “Morning Blues Plaid Remix / Guv Three Deadhand Mix”
Fengler, Marcel    “Sphinx EP”
Field, The    “Looping State Of Mind (+ CD)”
Glass Domain    “Fairy / Interlock”
Hackman    “More Than Ever / Nobody Minds”
Henning Baer    “Fierce Hundred EP”
Jordan, Dan    “Slamdunk / Michigan Flake”
Jupiter Tuning Centre & Boogie Arkestra    “Jupiter Tuning Centre & Boogie Arkestra EP”
Kan Kick (A.K.A. Kan Zulu)    “Rummage To Royalty”
KRTS    “Hold On”
L.A.M.    “Balance Of Terror”
Lando Kal    “Maneuver / Run It”
Las    “Power Surge / Power Surge (Desto Remix)”
Long Arm    “Organic”
Martyn    “Ghost People (Ltd. Ed. + D/L)”
Other People Place, The    “Sunday Night Live At The Laptop Café (Ft. Mystic Tribe A.I.)”
Pink Skull    “Psychic Welfare (+ D/L With Extras)”
Rashim, Abdulla    “Asayita”
Sabo & Zeb (Feat. Nappy G) / Nickodemus (Feat. Zeb)    “Afro Azucar / Gibraltar (Sabo & Zeb Remix)”
SBTRKT    “2020 (2×12″)”
Sistol / Pole    “The Synth Remixes”
TEETH    “Swarm Part One (10″)”
Tresher, Greg    “Lights From The Inside: The Remixes Pt. 1”
Tresher, Greg    “Lights From The Inside: The Remixes Pt. 2”
Tyson    “After You’re Gone”
Various Artists    “Brooklyn To The Balkans And Beyond”
Velo, Mary    “Methods – Original Mix / Random – Original Mix / Methods – Conforce Remix”
Yves De May    “Counting Triggers (2×12″)”

Hip-Hop 12″s & LPs
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Apollo Brown    “Clouds (Colored Vinyl)”
Evidence    “Cats & Dogs (Ltd. 2x Coloured Vinyl + D/L)”
Greneberg (Roc Marciano, The Alchemist + Oh No (Gangrene))    “Greneberg (PICLP)”
J-Live    “S.P.T.A.: Said Person Of That Ability (Pronounced Spitta)”
Strong Arm Steady    “In Search Of Stoney Jackson”

10″s
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Mr. Chop    “Switched On (2×10″)”
New Navy    “(ULUWATU)”
Protestant    “Stalemate”

7″s
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Carrying The Fire “Passed”
Children Of God “Coup De…”
Ding-Dongs “4 Song EP”
Tim Hecker “Dropped Pianos”
King Khan & BBQ Show “We Are The Reason”
Kurt Vile / Woods
Low Places
Real Estate “It’s Real”
Mark Sultan “Livin My Life”
Triac “Always Meant To”

CDs
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Alaric
Bjork “Biophilia”
Group Inerane “Guitars”
Antoni Maiovi “Battlestar Trans…”
Martyn “Ghost People”
Primus “Naugahyde”
Sandwell District “Sandwell District”
Various “Black Power And Liberation (Spoken Word 6xCD)”
Various “(Vol.1) Ranters, Reformers… (Spoken Word 6xCD)”
Various “(Vol.2) Ranters, Reformers… (Spoken Word 6xCD)”
Wilco “Whole Love (Deluxe)”

Reviews
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Björk Biophilia CD/LP
(Nonesuch)
All right, so let’s just go with the obvious question. I know it’s the obvious question because it’s the one I have heard already a good couple dozen times. “Is it better than the last few albums?” First of all, last few? Few? I think the amount of Bjork releases gets distorted because of the amount of time in between each – or maybe the Drawing Restraint soundtrack is being counted or all the singles?  I’m not sure really.  Secondly, Bjork is great and I’m totally biased.  I like Volta and I like Voltaic too (the live one consisting of songs from the former – maybe this is included in the “few.”). I like Medulla and I like Selma Songs (also a soundtrack and arguably not a proper Bjork album).  I absolutely love Vespertine and Homogenic and Post and Debut.  I even find the more folky solo things before those pretty endearing (let’s not even begin to discuss those though).  Biophilia is great.  My slanted prejudice view had me believing this before I heard one note, but each note I’ve heard (I’d say I’m on my 12th or so listen) since has been a reassurance of that thought. It’s great. There are fun breakcore/hard-tek elements which doubly draw me in.  The light strings and her voice make this a minimal journey at times and then the maximalist bursts of drums balance it.  Yes, it’s better than Volta.  I said it there.  There, I said it.  It’s got way more elements than I can begin to discuss here in my short review. Listen for yourself.  If you’re like me you already know you like it.  This is just some reassurance.  Oh, and the LP got pushed to a 24th of October release so we only have the CD right now. Oh and since this is fairly a non-review I’ll give you another heads up from my ears/guts – the TEETH 10″ that’s on this update is easily the most soothing disc to my inner bass fiend this week.
[Reviewer: Rick]

Exitmusic From Silence 12″

(Secretly Canadian)
There’s a great deal of emotive passion on this EP. Originally a duo consisting of Brooklyn-based couple Aleksa Palladino and Devon Church, the addition of drummer Dru Prentiss and electronic musician Nicholas Shelestak enhances their forceful, provocative electronic sound. There’s an epic, dream-like sound throughout, as if it were recorded in a vast marble palace by the ocean. This ethereal sound, complete with breathy, resonant vocals, is reminiscent of bands like Sigur Rós. The vocals sound incredibly mournful; Palladino delivers them in a way that sounds like crying out her message so the whole world can hear it. It will be interesting to see what this group experiments with in the future. They certainly know how to convey the theme of loss, and make sure the listener knows exactly how they feel.
[Reviewer: Mark]

RazorxFade RazorxFade LP

(Not Normal Tapes)
RazorxFade is a straightedge outfit from Chicago, IL. Midwest Wolfpack.These dudes play fast pissed off hardcore with just the right amount of squealing feedback and plenty of punch-anything-that-moves mosh parts. They’ve got an early Boston influence for sure, but if you like bands like Tear It Up, Cokebust or even Colin Of Arabia, you’ll probably dig this. Most bands coming out with this style shouldn’t put out more than a 7″ worth of material at a time (I feel this way about 75% of all hardcore). It gets old and boring fast, much better in little bursts. Not RXF, this 10 song LP is well written & structured and leaves me wanting more! I hope they make the trek to CT soon.
[Reviewer: Josh]