KinderCrowdControl ‎– Selah

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Scarface Charley Records ‎– SCKCC01
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Tracklist

1 Airborn 2:45
2 (The Return Of) Robin Goodfellow 2:25
3 The Heat Seeker 3:35
4 Silent Blue 2:39
5 Godchord 4:10
6 Lovebomb 3:18
7 Marwar Junction 3:44

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Recorded at Angel's Lookout, Highland Park, California 2010-2011.
Mixed and mastered at Casa de Karma, Los Angeles, California.
A strictly limited-edition collectible, individually numbered (1/1000) run in discfolio packaging.

℗ © 2011

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: 28209 113162 1A2FBD-88226F
  • Barcode: 8 85767 21329 6
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 2LD1

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SCKCC01-PRO Selah (7) An Aural Tradition(CDr, Album + DVDr + , Ltd) Scarface Charley Records SCKCC01-PRO US 2011 Sell This Version

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CMapia

CMapia

June 19, 2012
edited over 4 years ago

Starting from the unique discfolio package made by Bruce Licher, it is made obvious that this is a truly special album to have. Even if you haven't at all listened to the original Drowning Pool,one can still appreciate these new melodic sounds. Listening to the album has left me with a calm and sweet feeling. Totally positive, starting with tracks like Airborn, the sweet guitar and bass riffs take you away in Silent Blue, Godchord and Lovebomb. Electronic mellow signs make all over their appearance in Selah but without letting a theme be repeated. Marwar Junction reveals a sweet melancholy but not any darkness at all, this doesn't mean the end of the journey, this is only the beginning. I can say I liked all songs in the album,I just have a slight preference in Godchord and Marwar Junction. In every listen I get a different,beautiful feeling. An instrumental album worth to have.
fiver

fiver

December 2, 2011

This is the first official new release in 20 years from the original Drowning Pool out of southern California. Brett Smith and Adam Elesh have returned with new ideas, sounds, and melodies. The album opens up brightly with "Airborn" with Adam's unique guitar style followed by Brett's heavy bass. This album takes off from where their 1989 Aphonia left off but these songs sounds more positive and full of new fresh energy. A lighter side of Drowning Pool is present throughout. All 7 tracks on this album are instrumental.
My favorite track off this album, "Return of Robin Goodfellow", opens with birds chirping and a nice acoustic guitar which reminds me of "Water" from Aphonia. This beautiful piece of music moves along guided by Brett's soft bass and nice strings provided by the --------- This song takes me to a place that I don't want to return from, a place of beauty and calm. "The Heat Seeker" follows gently with nice guitar strumming but quickly launches into a fury of guitar and percussion sounds taking me back to "Din" off of Aphonia. There are samples of dialog throughout that keep me guess as to their source material. At one point in this song the drumms get very funky making me glance at the credits and trying to figure out who is this Sam Puelle that's credited on drums and percussion. Is he a new member to the band or a hired studio session player. Also, to note is the use of the Theremin to do lead guitar solos!!
"Silent Blue" shows that this new music by Adam and Brett can cross over into today's electronica scene as the rhythms and melodies on this track remind me of the IDM - drum n' bass tracks that are quite favored by electronica fans.
"Godchord" announces itself with blaring trumpet sounds in the beginning taking this album into a different direction. Once again, drummer Samuel Puelle lays down heavy beats as Adam and Brett give this track a classic 70's Bowie sound. Halfway through this song a very nice melody emerges on keyboard and Adam's guitar joins in on the fun. This piece has to be heard to be believed as the melody become an ear worm spiraling and never losing control lifting the listener to a new level of a listening experience.
"Lovebomb" reminds me of the some instrumental avante garde tracks that Drowning Pool did with their 1991 Mumbles - Two Clouds release. This song is probably the darkest track on this album if you can even say there are any dark tracks on it! Definitely a serious sounding tune. It does have a melancholy sound taking me to my teen years when I felt alone and faced with decisions that I had to make for myself.
"Marwar Junction" opens with the sounds of train departing its station and taking a journey into an uncertain future. The guitar and bass almost have a western feel taking me back to the early Drowning Pool tracks like "Petit Malfacteur" and "Trueblood".
One final note to the collectors out there. This release was pressed up in a strictly limited edition pressing of 1,000 numbered copies with packaging done by Los Angeles Independent Project Records legend Bruce Licher. All recyclable materials were used with the exception of the factory pressed silver disc itself.