17th of August 2012 Update

17th of August 2012 Update of New and Key Restocked Items + Reviews
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12″s
Astatke, Mulatu Feat. Fekade Made Maskal     “Ethio Jazz”
Blanck Mass    “White Math / Polymorph” (+D/L)
Bloc Party    “Four” (180 Gram + D/L)
Contender    “Forever Came Calling”
Dead Can Dance    “Anastasis” (2LP Gatefold + D/L)
Dispatch    “Circles Around The Sun” (Gatefold)
Fell, Mark    “Sentielle Objectif Actualite” (2LP)
Flat Duo Jets, The    “Introducing”
Frost, Ben    “Theory Of Machines” (+D/L)
Herder    “Herder”
Hazlewood, Lee    “House Safe For Tigers (Ma Vart Hus Forskonas Fran Tigrar)”
Integrity    “Systems Overload”
James, Skip    “Greatest Of The Delta Blues Singers” (180 Gram)
Kleyn, Carol    “Takin’ The Time”
Locust, The    “Molecular Genetics From The Gold Standard Labs” (+ CD)
Love Below, The    “Every Tongue Shall Caress”
Lumerians    “Transmissions From Telos: Vol. IV”
McDowell, Fred & Furry Lewis    “When I Lay My Burden Down” (180 Gram)
Nihill    “Verdonkermaan” (2LP, /500)
Other Lives    “Tamer Animals – Atoms For Peace Remix / Other Side-Stuck Together Remix”
Seekers International    “The Call From Below”
Sherwood, Adrian    “Survival & Resistance” (2LP)
Shores    “Leavening” (+ D/L)
Six Organs Of Admittance    “Ascent”
Territory    “Sic Semper Tyrants”
Tropa Macaca    “Ectoplasma” (+D/L)
Vybz Kartel    “Kingston Story: Deluxe Edition” (Deluxe Edition 2LP Gatefold + D/L)
Worn In Red    “Banshees” (+ D/L)
Yamantaka / Sonic Titan    “YT//ST: Noh Wave Opera From The Beast Asian Diaspore”

Hip-Hop 12″s & LPs
J. Rocc    “The Minimal Wave Tapes: J. Rocc Edits Volume 2”
J. Rocc    “The Minimal Wave Tapes: J. Rocc Edits Volume 1”
La Coka Nostra    “Masters Of The Dark Arts” (2LP + D/L)

Electronic 12″s & LPs
Allien, Ellen    “Take Me Out”
Blue Daisy X Unknown Shapes    “Bedtime Stories EP”
Fluxion    “Traces 3/3”
Jeremiah Jae    “Raw Money Raps” (2LP, + D/L)
Kennedy, Dom    “My Type Of Party”
Nguzunguzu    “Warm Pulse EP”
Phantom Ghost    “Pardon My English”
Physical Therapy    “Safety Net”
Tobias.    “Freeze / Perfect Sense”

Converge / Napalm Death    “Converge / Napalm Death”
Narratives    “Hell Is Here”
Xiu Xiu    “Remixes”

CDs Rock
Horse Latitudes “Awakening”
Nuclear Death Terror “Chaos Reigns”
Oiltanker “The Shadow Of Greed LP / Crusades 7″”
Poison Idea “The Fatal Erection Years 1983-1986”
Sleep “Dopesmoker”
Testament “Dark Roots Of Earth” (Deluxe CD + DVD)

CDs Non-Rock
Cactus Channel, The    “Haptics”
d’Eon “LP”
JJ Doom “Key To THe Kuffs”
Leila “U+I”
Nguzunguzu “Warm Pulse EP”
Physical Therapy “Safety Net”
Ron Artiste (Roc ‘C’ And Chali2Na)    “R.I.D.S.”


A Place To Bury Strangers Worship

[Buy From RSR]
(Dead Oceans)
Originating in Brooklyn (and sometimes called “the loudest band in New York,”) this noise-rock trio sounds hell-bent on simulating the atmosphere of being lost alone in a bleak, massive and likely haunted industrial park. Oliver Ackermann’s distant, echoed vocals rise like clouds of dust off a machine of screeching guitars, tightly structured basslines and frequently mechanized-sounding drums (interestingly, six people took turns handling the drums and drum machine work throughout.) Thankfully, APTBS doesn’t blatantly try to freak people out; instead, they rely on a shoegaze-rooted sound, helping them sound even more focused in their ominous art as opposed to being unnecessarily confrontational. Their self-restraint is impressive, considering the aggressive nature of elements such as shrill, bracing feedback and numerous bursts of mysterious, ghostly noise throughout (opener “Alone,” for example, kicks it off nicely by offering a generous helping of said bursts.) They even manage to incorporate some heavenly dream-pop elements (“Dissolved,” “Slide”), which fit shockingly well.
[Reviewer: Mark]

Tindersticks The Something Rain

[Buy From RSR]
On their ninth record, this British chamber pop/indie band performs a dignified-sounding, multi-layered experience that I’ve come to expect from the label. Employing guitar, bass, percussion, cello, glockenspiel, multiple brass instruments and more, they create a warm, room-filling sound that taps into a wide range of emotions. It kicks off with the nine-minute “Chocolate;” a spoken-word account of a romantic encounter with a surprise twist, backed by a mellow keyboard and eventually climaxing into some spirited sax. “Slippin’ Shoes” is a great example of moody jazz instrumentation built on a smooth, catchy structure. My favorites also included the memorable guitar-hook utilizing “Show Me Everything,” which starts out mellow and goes intense and passionate toward the end, and the fast-tempo “Frozen,” with deep, melancholy vocals and a huge variety of sensual instrument layers.
[Reviewer: Mark]