This Just In: Glass Ceiling Universe

When I first heard about Apprentice Destroyer’s Glass Ceiling Universe, I expected a rock-ish record. Seeing as it was “secretly recorded” at Guitar Center, I went myopic and thought “OK, guitars, drums, rock, blah, blah, blah.” But I’m always happy to prove myself wrong, especially when it’s with a great album. Even though GCU was recorded at GC (see what I did there?), it’s not the shreddy wank-fest typically associated with entering a Guitar Center. In fact, it’s the dead opposite. Repetitive, psychedelic electronic rhythms, kraut-beats and disorienting meditations comprise this universe. And for what it’s worth, the concept is really funny considering how serious the music is, so bonus points there. Check out a track below and this week’s in-stock list below that, and don’t judge a book by its cover (or album by it’s recording process). -MLE

Apprentice Destroyer – Glass Ceiling Universe LP
Listen: “Chrome”
“Recorded completely in secret, one track at a time at Guitar Center, Apprentice Destroyer’s debut Glass Ceiling Universe transcends its immediately intriguing concept to highlight a hyperactive and omnivorous talent within. These are wide ranging, kaleidoscopic instrumental compositions, veering from disorientingly complex to achingly and delicately beautiful, but always with a metallic, misanthropic edge, as if these are computers playing to each other across the Guitar Center sales floor, laughing at the puny humans attempting to create harmonics in air as they can do so perfectly in the vacuum of binary. It’s lifestyle music for all you cyborg assassins out there.” -Castleface


Make that glass record – new releases, reissues and restocks…

Air – 10,000 Hz Legend 2LP, Moon Safari LP, Pocket Symphony 2LP, Talkie Walkie LP
Al Green – Greatest Hits LP
Animal Collective – Strawberry Jam LP
Aphex Twin – Richard D. James Album LP
Arrested Development – 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days In The Life Of LP
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Moanin’ LP*
Babes In Toyland – Fontanelle LP
Bassnectar – Into The Sun 2LP
Beach Boys – Pet Sounds LP
Beck – Morning Phase LP
Black Flag – Jealous Again 12″
Black Sabbath – Master Of Reality LP
Blind Melon – S/T LP
Bob Dylan – Bringing It All Back Home LP
Bright Eyes – Christmas Album LP
Buddy Holly – Greatest Hits LP
Butthole Surfers – Brown Reason To Live EP 12”
Cary Rae Jepsen – E-Mo-Tion LP*
Circus Devils – Stomping Grounds LP
Cream – Disraeli Gears LP*
Daft Punk – Homework 2LP
Daniel Johnston – Hi, How Are You LP
Death – For The Whole World To See LP
Deerhunter – Cryptograms/Fluorescent Grey LP, Microcastle LP, Rainwater Cassette Exchange 12″
Depeche Mode – Songs Of Faith And Devotion LP, Speak And Spell LP
Destroyer – Poison Season 2LP
Dungen – Allas Sak LP
Elvis Costello – Unfaithful Music CD*
Elliott Smith – XO LP
Erykah Badu – Mama’s Gun 2LP
Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa 70 – Expensive Shit LP
Flaming Lips – Imagine Peise LP*
Flume – Flume LP
Fsik Huvnx – Sarmoung CS
Fugazi – Margin Walker LP
Fuzz – II 2LP*
Galaxie 500 – On Fire LP
Gang Of Four – Entertainment! LP
Genius/GZA – Liquid Swords 2LP
Gil Melle Quintet/Sextet – New Faces-New Sounds 10”*
Giulio Aldinucci – Archipelago CS
Glass Candy – Beatbox LP, Feeling Without Touching LP
Guided By Voices – King Shit & The Golden Boys LP
Horace Silver Quintet & Trio – Blowin’ The Blues Away LP*
Jaco Pastorius – S/T LP
Jawbreaker – 24 Hour Revenge Therapy LP, Etc. 2LP
Jefferson Airplane – Surrealistic Pillow LP
Joanna Newsom – Divers 2LP*
Johnny Cash – At San Quentin LP, Hymns By Johnny Cash LP
Jucifer – District of Dystopia LP
Kanye West – College Dropout 2LP, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 3LP
Kate Bush – Hounds Of Love LP
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid 2LP, How To Pimp A Butterfly 2LP*
King Khan & BBQ Show – Bad News Boys LP
Kraftwerk – Autobahn LP, Man Machine LP, Radio-Activity LP, Tour De France 2LP
Lana Del Rey – Born To Die LP
Led Zeppelin – II LP, Led Zeppelin IV LP
Leon Bridges – Coming Home LP
M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming 2LP
Madlib – Shades Of Blue 2LP
Marvin Gaye – A Tribute To The Great Nat King Cole LP*, Hello Broadway LP*, How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You LP*, That Stubborn Kinda’ Fellow LP*, When I’m Alone I Cry LP*
Marvin Gaye & Mary Wells – Together LP*
Mastodon – Asleep In The Deep (Picture) 12”*
Mazzy Star – So Tonight That I Might See LP
McCoy Tyner – Expansions LP*
Miles Davis – Birth Of The Cool LP, Bitches Brew 2LP*, Kind Of Blue LP, Milestones LP, Vol. 2 LP*
Minor Threat – First Two 7’s 12″
Missy Elliott – Under Construction 2LP
Miss Kitten & The Hacker – Lost Tracks Vol. 1 EP 12”
N.W.A. – Greatest Hits 2LP, Straight Outta Compton 2LP
Neon Indian – Era Extrana LP
Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators – Happiness In Every Style LP
Nightfell – Darkness Evermore LP*
Nina Simone – Forbidden Fruit LP, Little Girl Blue LP, My Baby Just Cares For Me LP
Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Return To The 36 Chambers (Music On Vinyl) LP
Outkast – Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik LP
Peter Tosh – Legalize It LP
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here LP
Plastic Pinks – Livin’ On The Coast CS
Reatards – Teenage Hate 2LP
Rush – Presto LP, Roll The Bones LP
Sade – Diamond Life LP, Lovers Rock LP, Promise LP, Stronger Than Pride LP
Slowdive – Souvlaki LP
Shannon & The Clams – Sleep Talk LP
Smashing Pumpkins – Gish LP
Stereolab – Transient Random Noise Bursts 2LP
Steve Hauschildt – Where All Is Fled 2LP
Sun Ra – Jazz In Silhouette LP
Talk Talk – Spirit Of Eden LP, The Colour Of Spring LP
The Arcs – Yours, Dreamily, LP
The Siege Fire – Dead Refuge LP
The Smiths – Hatful Of Hollow LP, The Queen Is Dead LP
The Strokes – Angles LP
Thievery Corporation – Culture Of Fear 2LP, Saudade LP, Sounds From The Thievery Hi-Fi 2LP, The Cosmic Game 2LP, The Mirror Conspiracy 2LP, The Richest Man In Babylon 2LP
Tricky – Maxinquaye LP
Van Morrison – Astral Weeks LP
Various – Archival Feedback Cassingle
Various – Brown Acid: The First Trip LP
Various – The Big Lebowski OST LP
Wilco – Star Wars LP
Zero 7 – Simple Things 2LP

*Indicates new release or new reissue