Category Archives: Records

Sunday: Fall 2012 WESU Community Record Fair (Free!)

The Fall 2012 WESU Community Record Fair 
at Wesleyan University
FREE Admission!
This Sunday (October 28, 2012) 11AM-4PM 
at Beckham Hall (45 Wyllys Ave, Middletown, CT)

WESU (the radio station at Wesleyan University) is holding a Free Community Record Fair that is open to the public (that’s you and me and everybody)!  

The fair will be held in Beckham Hall on the Wesleyan University campus (45 Wyllys Ave. Middletown, CT). Vendors will be selling new and used music in all formats.  There will be other vendors there such as the Hartford Area Roller Derby selling delicious baked goods and more!  Everyone should come out for the music and stay for the delicious food and awesome company.  Another plus is, we will be there!  There will be a Redscroll Records booth, so if you guys have any questions or requests hit us up!  You can check out more information on their Facebook event page.  

Beckham Hall is the one on the right.

Hope to see y’all there!

Gifting Holidaze

Gifting Holidaze
We’re here in the midst of the holiday season and gifting will be in full force soon enough as we all make preparations.  I hope this wording makes it sound very regimented and official.  The purpose of this post is just to suggest a few easy suggestions for people you might not know exactly what to get, but you know they like this store.  
Also, feel free to give your folks (or friends, acquaintances, etc.) a list that we can help them with.  We promise not to bite them.  In fact, we’ll help them find exactly what it is that’s on the list (or let them know when we can have the item in question in – hurry! We only have a couple more orders coming in before all the exchanges between loved ones goes down.). 
 We just had these new Gift Certificates designed by our friend Todd (Teaessare; the maker of our sign, designer of our stickers and a few shirts).  They came out great.  I think anyone would be psyched to see this (a little more psyched than our old plain old paper ones – of course, if you’re loved ones came in before today they got that so please be extra excited that they planned so far in advance for you. Rule of thumb: be excited about stuff.).
Record cleaning kits are always a nice idea for a new collector or even for an old collector of records who might not have one (or if their old one is now pretty grimey).  We have a couple to choose from.  Right now, this one pictured is the only one in stock.  We’ll have more (of both models we stock) in on Wednesday after 3PM.  
In the spirit of keeping up the maintenance of a record collection we also would suggest Poly Sleeves (bags) for any collection.  Keeping your records bagged is a simple way to keep the outer jackets intact (protection from dust, from friction wear, etc.).  We carry them in 4ML and 3ML weights (4ML being the thicker of the two and what we use to bag all used stuff and any unsealed new stuff).  We are currently out of stock of LP sizes right now (there’s been a big rush lately – perhaps other people knew what we’re telling you now).  We have 7″ bags in stock and we will have more LP sized ones in on Monday after 3PM.  
And second to lastly, we can’t not mention the fact that we sell record players.  Maybe you’re in the market for a new one or you know someone who is.  We sell the Numark TTUSB ($120) which is a great introductory turntable that also can be used to rip vinyl to your computer.  It comes with the software.  Josh owns one of these and likes it a lot.  If you’re looking to move to an introductory audiophile grade turntable we carry the Rega RP1 ($400).  It’s very no-nonsense and straightforward. It plays records and has virtually no mechanical noise to speak of. If you’ve seen the P1 model at the front of our shop (pictured below) and if you’ve heard it you might know exactly why we love it.  The RP1 is the update to the P1 (in case you didn’t get that). 
And books! Books! We carry books dealing in may aspects of music and some that are just left of center and have only tertiary musical connections.  
Happy non-denominational all-encompassing holidays to all!

Avant! Records in stock

Avant! Records now available at Redscroll
There is a better than good chance you have not heard of Avant! Records or its offerings.  Well, let’s correct that.  Avant! is a fine small label out of Italy up to its eighth release (more on that to follow).  Music on the label tends to be dark and fuzzy (sometimes garage-like and sometimes folkish).  The first four releases are all sold out, unfortunately.  The latest four releases are all available in our store now.  
[The following are the descriptions lifted right from the Avant! Distro Blog and mixed with some videos I’ve plundered from the netherweb.]
Cult Of Youth: Filthy Plumage In An Open Sea! 12’’ mLP
The third vinyl release from Brooklyn’s dark folk act contains a brighter and more focused side of Cult Of Youth that once again challenges the established boundaries of neofolk and post-industrial music.

 

  

Cccandy: Lonesome Berlin LP 
 
Long time coming first LP. Cold wave, minimal synth, bedroom electronics on white vinyl, hand-silkscreend sleeves, insert with lyrics & artwork.



 

 The Feeling Of Love: Waiting For The Cheerleaders To Get Drunk 7”

The Feeling Of Love is an actual trio now, synth came to stay and you can hear how it makes these two new songs sound more groovy than ever.





 

Krysmopompas: Gesa 7”
After their great double album on S-S, two darker and slower tracks without drums, only an analogue Casio beat to create a real cold-war feeling.

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