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Get Hype #1: Shangaan Electro

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4th of June 2010 Update

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sell Us Your Media

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

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

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

Community! 

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

905 Tapes Basement / Record Fair

This week has been crazy good. It has been the kind of week that I will look forward to next year as soon as this one is over. Luckily, it doesn’t end until tomorrow evening. A full week culminates in a massaging wash of noise, drone, ambience,… cathartic walls of sound, etc.

I’m sorry to say that Halflings is not playing as was originally planned. Nor is Poison Fingers. All is well that ends well as the lineup is now:
Roman Wolfe w/ D. Gookin (Collaboration)
Colorguard (Kryssi B.)
and Matt Grem (of Medhammer) possibly?

This is starting at 6PM which is a little early for a show like this, but after this week it’s going to feel like 4AM to me. Don’t go to sleep tonight. Stay up. Forget your first name. Show up and get blissed.

Roman Wolfe has a new tape out on 905 Tapes too. Check it!

In the morning from 11AM-4PM I (Rick) will be at the WESU Record Fair as well. Feel free to come by and join in on that fun too.

RECORD STORE DAY Stock Update

RECORD STORE DAY TOMORROW! In accordance with that I’ve broken the update into 2 sections.
The first is all the RSD items and then the second is the newest of regular stock.

(If you don’t see it, I’m sorry, we didn’t get it for one reason or another. The Hold Steady we didn’t get because there are over 1000 stores participating and only 700 of those were made in total. Ouch!)

RECORD STORE DAY ITEMS
LPs & 12″s
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Album Leaf “There Is A Wind”
Asteroids Galaxy Tour “Fun”
Avenged Sevenfold “Unholy Confessions”
Beach House “Zebra”
Beck, Jeff “Emotion & Commotion”
Bird & The Bee “Interpreting The Masters V.1”
Black Keys “Tighten Up/Howlin’ For You”
Black Moth Super Rainbow “Eating Us”
Deerhoof “Apple O”
Deerhoof “Green Cosmos”
Devo “Duty Now For The Future”
John Fahey “The Yellow Princess”
Flaming Lips and Stardeath and White Dwarfs “Dark Side of the Moon”
Flogging Molly “Devil’s Dance Floor, (No More) Paddy’s Lament”
Goldfrapp “Head First”
Jimi Hendrix “Live @ Clark University”
Japandroids (JPNRDS) “Posting Nothing”
LCD Sound System “Pow Pow”
Magnetic Fields “69 Love Songs (6×10″)”
Mastodon “Blood Mountain”
MGMT “Siberian Breaks”
Modest Mouse “Moon & Antarctica”
Monsters Of Folk
Pantera “Cowboys From Hell”
Pantera “Far Beyond Driven”
Pantera “Vulgar Display Of Power”
Pavement “Quarantine The Past: The Best Of… (RSD Color)”
Phoenix “Fences”
Plants & Animals “La La Land”
R.E.M. “Chronic Town EP”
Ritter, Josh “So Runs The World…”
Roky Erickson & Okkervil River “True Love Cast Out All Evil”
Russell, Arthur “Calling Out Of Context”
Sea Wolf “Get To The Rivers Before The River Runs Too Low”
Sonic Youth “Confusion Is Sex”
Sonic Youth “EVOL”
Sonic Youth “Hits Are For Squares”
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros “Global A Go-Go”
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros “Streetcore”
TV on the Radio “Dear Science”
Various Artists “Fragments From A Work In Progress(Ariel Pink, Blonde Redhead, Tune-Yards, Gang Gang Dance, The Big Pink)”
Tom Waits “Mule Variations (11th Anniversary)”
Doc Watson “Doc Watson”
Wilco “Kicking Television, 4 LP”

10″s
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Fela Kuti “Fela Kuti 10″ EP”
Gorillaz “White Flag”
Queens of the Stone Age “Feel Good Hit of the Summer EP”
Bruce Springsteen “Wrecking Ball”
Them Crooked Vultures “Mind Eraser, No Chaser”/”Hwy 1”

7″s
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Against Me “I Was A Teenage Anarchist”
Bitchin’ Bajas / Moon Duo
Built To Spill “Water Sleepers/Linus & Lucy (Live)”
Coconut Records “Bored To Death Theme Song”/”Nighttiming”
Coheed and Cambria “Guns Of Summer,” b/w “Pearl of the Stars”
Elvis Costello and the Attractions “Live at Hollywood High EP”
Julian Casablancas “11th Dimension (WXRP live recording)” b/w “Long Island Blues”
Deftones “Rocketskates”
Devo “Fresh, What We Do”
The Doors “People Are Strange, The Crystal Ship”
Drive-By Truckers “Your Woman is a Living Thing”/”Just Maybe”
Dum Dum Girls/Male Bonding “Pay For Me/Before It’s Gone”
Jakob Dylan/Courtyard Hounds “See You In the Spring”
Fucked Up “Daytrotter Session”
Peter Gabriel/Stephen Merritt
Charlotte Gainsburg “Heavan Can Wait,” “IRM”
Godsmack “Cryin Like A Bitch” b/w “Whiskey Hangover”
Gogol Bordello “We Comin Rougher”/”Trans Continental Hustle”
Juicehead “Rotting From The Inside, Death of Democracy”
Lacuna Coil “Shallow Live – Acoustic @ Criminal Records”
La Roux “Bulletproof”/”In For the Kill”
John Lennon “7 inch box set”
Let’s Wrestle/Love Language “I’m So Lazy, Brittany’s Back”
Of Montreal “Back To School, Subtext Read, Nothing New”
One A.M. Radio “Credible Threats”
Owl City “Fireflies”/”Vanilla Twilight”
Elvis Presley “That’s Alright Mama,” b/w “Blue Moon of Kentucky”
Rodriguez
Rolling Stones “Plundered My Soul, All Down the Line”
Seasick Steve “Diddley Bo”
Sick Of It All
Surfer Blood / Holiday Shores
Ted Leo And The Pharmacists “The Oldest House/North Coast”
Telekenisis “Dirty Thing/Non-Toxic, The Drawback”
Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Skeletons”

CDs
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Band Of Skulss “Live @ Fingerprints”
Cage The Elephant “Live @ Grimey’s”
Devo “Duty Now For The Future”
Ani DiFranco “live @ Bull Moose”
Manchester Orchestra “Live @ Park Avenue (acoustic EP)”
Nada Surf “If I Had A Hi-Fi”
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals “Live In Skowhegan”
Shooter Jennings & Hierophant “Don’t Feed The Animals”
Sick Puppies “Live & Unplugged”
Tegan & Sara “AOL Sessions EP”
Various Urban Artists “On The Radar”
Various Artist “Sub Pop 20: Casual Nostalgia Fest”
Weezer “Ratitude Happy Record Store Day”
White Lies “The Remix EP”
Neil Young “Heart Of Gold”

DVDs
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Mountain Goats, The “The Life Of The World To Come…”
Nonpoint “Miracle”

16th of April 2010 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12″s
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Avey Tare / David Grubbs “Avey Tare / David Grubbs – Split Series #16 (Numbered)”
Beach House “Beach House”
Benga & Walsh “Biscuit Factory / Bass Face”
Besnard Lakes “Are The Roaring Night (+ D/L)”
Bianchi, Maurizio “The Plain Truth”
Bonobo “Black Sands (+ D/L)”
Caribou “Swim (+ D/L)”
Child Abuse “Cut And Run”
Circus Devils “Mother Skinny”
Desto “Disappearing Reappearing Ink”
Disassociate “Imperfect World”
Eddy Current Suppression Ring “Rush To Relax (+ D/L)”
Gabriel, Peter “Scratch My Back”
Gordon, Edward Larry “Celestial Vibration”
Holiday Shores “Columbus’d The Whim”
Home Blitz “Out Of Phase”
Internal Tulips, The “Mislead Into A Field By A Deformed Deer”
Javelin “No Mas”
Jesus And Mary Chain, The “Darklands (180 Gram)”
Kalmah “12 Gauge”
Kelly, Brendan And McMahon, Joe “In Wasted Potential”
Liars “Sisterworld (Deluxe Ed., 180 Gram, + 2xCD)”
Lifetime “Jersey’s Best Dancers”
Madlib “Medicine Show No. 3 – Beat Konducta In Africa”
Meatmen “War Of The Superbikes”
Mekuria, Getatchew, The Ex & Guests “Moa Anbessa (+ 28 Page Magazine)”
Meth, Ghost, Rae “Wu-Massacre (Limited Edition Cover Artwork)”
Nice Face “Immer Etwas”
Nice Nice “Extra Wow (+ D/L)”
Ninja Sonik “Art School Girlz”
N-Type & Seven “Unity”
Reed, Lou “Metal Machine Music”
Reverend Bizarre “In The Rectory Of The Bizarre Reverend”
Rhapsody “Symphony Of Enchanted Lands II: The Dark Secret”
Roska “Rinse Presents V1”
Sightings “City Of Straw (+ D/L)”
Slackers “The Great Rock-Steady Swindle”
Starkey “Stars (Ft. Anneka)”
Smith, Elliott “Roman Candle (180 Gram)”
Statues “New People Make Us Nervous”
Sweet Apple “Love & Desperation (+ D/L)”
Trans Am “Thing (+ D/L)”
Trembling Bells “Abandoned Love”
Vex’d “Cloud Seed”
Von D “Miss Maui”
Von D & DJ Madd “U / It’s Over”
Wainright, Rufus “All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu”
Wetdog “Frauhaus!”
Wiese, John “Circle Snare”
XXX Maniak “Gorebortion”
Yorke, Thom “The Eraser (Single)”
Young, Neil “Will To Love / Cortez The Killer (Live)”

7″s
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Boston Spaceships “Camera Found The Ray Gun”
Deathstorm (Bong-Ra & Maruosa) “Bringers Of The Apoc…”
Dirty Girls “Murder Mountain”
End Of A Year / Segwei
Ha Ha Tonka “Walking on the Devil’s Backbone”
Happy Birthday “Shampoo, Alien”
Harm’s Way “No Gods…”
Home Blitz “Perpetual Night”
Ladyscraper
Russell, Arthur / Can’t
Soft Moon, The “Breathe The Fire”
White Lung “Atlanta”
Wild Nothing “Cloudbusting”

CDs
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Akitsa “Au Crepuscule”
Bison BC “Dark Ages”
Blacklisted “No On Deserves…”
Boston Spaceships “Camera Found The Ray Gun”
Coffinworm “When All Became None”
Criminal Element “Crime & Punis…”
Danny Diablo “International HC Super…”
Dengue Fever “Sleepwalking Through… (CD+DVD)”
Dosh “Tommy”
Goatsnake “Flowers Of Disease”
Gut Instinct “1989-1992 Discog.”
Hooded Menace “Never Cross The Dead”
Horse Feathers “Thistled”
Internal Tulips “Mislead Into A Field…”
Johannsson, J. “And In The…”
Kayo Dot “Coyote”
Lair Of The Minotaur “Evil Power”
Lightning Swords Of Death “Gold…”
Madlib “Medicine Show No. 4: 420 Challice Jamaica”
Nokturnal Mortum “Voice Of…”
Ocean, The “Heliocentric”
PE Hewitt Jazz Ensemble “Winter Winds…”
Tinsel Teeth “Trash As The Trophy”
Unleashed “As Yggdrasil”
Various Artists “Musik Oblik”
Various Artists “Afro Tropical V.1 (Soundway)”
Vex’d “Cloud Seed”
Winderen, J. “Energy Field”
Xasthur “Portal Of Sorrow”

DVDs
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At The Gates “Flames Of The End”
Nosferatu (Hobgoblin Version)