We thought we’d take a moment to look at our releases from this year and last. These last months have halted all sort of social assembly of which music thrives on so it’s definitely been a difficult ride for bands. Take a moment with this and check ’em all out and consider buying directly from them via the links. We also have all of these available (some in more limited quantities) via our Big Cartel or Discogs shops.
Regarding our current operations, we have no plans to open up the shop to customers coming inside as it stands now. We will let folks know when that time comes. For now, the best way to keep up with us is by checking out our Discogs shop and/or following us on Instagram (you don’t need an account to view it) and Facebook. We are also going to be running a contest through our Instagram (and we truthfully post the most on there) tonight so definitely give that a follow if you do have an account.
On this episode of the Redscroll Podcast we talk with Terry of Stone Jaw (and a few other projects). We talk about Dungeons & Dragons and dungeon synth. We talk about getting into noise and the various approaches to it and all the potential people finding it during their time locked in their living quarters. We talk about NPR for some reason. And we even talk about Stone Jaw as a musical noise project a little.
Terry lets us know how he particularly got into making noise versus the art mediums he was previously into – how his visual works led him down that path. Talk of John Cage and Robert Rauschenberg ensues. Then we bring it all home with sports. How we got there you’ll have to listen.
It has an official release date of July 17th, 2020.
Check out some snippets here:
Ambient drift rock band Landing formed in 1998 by married couple Aaron and Adrienne Snow, two musicians who met at Brigham Young University and moved to Connecticut after graduating. Landing quickly set about recording their dark, ambient dream pop, resulting in several cassette and EP releases. Their early work was stylistically close to that of contemporaries like Flying Saucer Attack, Bowery Electric, and Windy & Carl, with buried vocals and washes of noisy texture riding slow, drawn-out rhythms. Following the 2015 EP Body Diffuser on Vast Arc Hues, the full-length Third Sight was released by El Paraiso in 2016, followed shortly by Complekt on These Are Not Records. The Krautrock-influenced Bells in New Towns appeared on El Paraiso in 2018.
Headroom first took flight in 2016 as the solo outlet for New Haven musician Kryssi Battalene, née of regarded noise project Colorguard & guitarist for psychedelic voyagers, Mountain Movers. Headroom sprung forth from the fertile and underrated New Haven scene – a musical patchwork of punk, hardcore, noise & experimental music all sharing the same stages & DIY spots and creating a musical identity all their own.
Battalene’s talent flourished & soon enough, her signature style of guitar was infiltrating & influencing a new crop of New Haven musicians; part Twisted Village / PSF Records-influenced white noise maelstrom, part nuanced, beautiful six-stringed draperies. Battalene’s talents have graced recordings & stages with Estrogen Highs, Medication, Secret Treaties & Stefan Christiansen & Friends. Headroom have established a strong base of releases on labels Ever/Never, Centripetal Force, C/Site Recordings, and Trouble In Mind. Beyond Kryssi at the center, the band features Rick Omonte and Ross Menze of The Mountain Movers, David Shapiro (Alexander & Kath Bloom live backing), and Stefan Christensen (of C/Site).
We at Redscroll Records believe it was about time these two bands that represent different aspects of psychedelic sounds from our small state of Connecticut combine forces. Here it is, and the tracks do not disappoint.
We didn’t get to have a sale this year because of the global pandemic of Covid-19. Record Store Day has been divided into 3 parts that start monthly at the end of August (the 3 parts will not be events and the degree with which we’ll be participating will be diminished much as the year has been in general). In spite of that we’ve stockpiled a bunch of great titles in the secondhand department that we’re going to show you all tonight!
If you see something you’d like and know that you can pick it up by Saturday at 6PM (Friday 12-6PM or Saturday 12-6PM) please email us at email@example.com and let us know what it is you’d like and when you’ll be by to pick it up. We must stress that you must EMAIL to take advantage of this. We are taking requests first come, first served so if you message us through any other avenue other than EMAIL it will not count – it is the only way we can be sure to know which request has come in first. REDSCROLL@GMAIL.COM
Items that are still here Saturday night will start to be listed on Discogs Monday morning! For those that can’t make it on Friday or Saturday you can find our Discogs shop here to see what ends up online: https://www.discogs.com/seller/Redscroll/profile