This episode brings us to the origins of Redscroll as a label and in general with Mikey Daddona who currently resides in Oakland, CA and runs Ratskin Records – a haven for experimental artists ranging from leftfield pop & soul to harsh noise. Ross Menze also accompanied Mikey on this trip and though he was not the focus of the conversation we didn’t ignore him; Ross plays in Headroom, Mountain Movers, his self-named project and over the years myriad other musical outfits.
Mikey on left and Ross on right
We talk about the early days of Redscroll, Ratskin Records and its roster in general, the Ghost Ship tragedy, San Francisco and Oakland’s changing artistic climate, and various branches from each of these things.
On this episode Josh, Rick and special guest Caren (she works here!) talk about their favorite releases of 2018. The music bed corresponds with what is being talked about at the time. We also talk about the top sellers in the store OF ALL TIME!*
Below will be each of our lists so if you’d rather listen without spoilers don’t read beyond the embedded podcast.
This episode is with Dan and Rick of the Mountain Movers who have a new record out on Trouble in Mind.
Mountain Movers: Dan superimposed over Rick, Double Kryssi over Ross
We talk about the new record, Pink Skies. We talk about Dan’s art (which adorns many of the Mountain Movers albums). We talk about music in general and we delve off into different directions here and there.
On this month’s podcast we talk with Chris Teti. We talk about his beginnings with My Heart to Joy, his first concert before that, his current operations with The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, Silver Bullet Studios and a lot more.
From mastering (like the recent Fiddlehead record!) to driving all over the country and flying all over the world, we talk about his experiences in Connecticut’s quiet corner and his experiences being flown around Brazil. It’s a wide range of talking points to be sure.