Malcolm Rollick | Scaffolds

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Scaffolds

by Malcolm Rollick

gravel, paving stones, lost treasures, collections
Genre: Folk: Anti-Folk
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1. Glue
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2. Breaking Strays
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3. Prostitutes
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4. Water to Wine
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5. Running Slow
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6. Baby Stars
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7. Crackwhore
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8. Seamstress
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9. Buried
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10. Ride
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11. Mary
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12. Might As Well
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13. Sometimes
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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intimate solo folk artist of exceptional lyricism. Malcolm Rollick is a road warrior and profoundly descriptive songwriter returning to nest in Berkeley after a bicycle tour across the country. Malcolm cut her teeth on punk rock and teenage losses, but the thing that will catch you is a voice like sunshine across a winter graveyard, and an honesty that borders on pathology.


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Gala Magick

crinkly elf leaves and moon kisses and water slaps
MLKLM's music is always inspirational and soothing and full of raging stars. This record is song after song of raw energy, raw love, raw goodness.

Cynthia Markey

Ginger Ale for the Soul
I found out about Malcolm Rollick when a friend of mine playing locally was unfortunately double booked with her. I liked what I heard so much that I bought a copy of Scaffolds and took it home, with very little expectation set. Scaffolds is Experimental Folk filled with songs that you wish you had written but would never be so bold as to cover. The nice thing about Scaffolds as an album is that it truly operates as one piece, as opposed to a bunch of unrelated songs strung together in random order. The songs flow into each other and even though I've had it in my walkman quite a few times, I've rarely, if ever, felt the desire to skip to the next track.

Lyrically, Scaffolds is inventive and original. In "Crackwhore", she is "freshly in love with a schizophrenic crayon weilding witch." The song "Mary", which early on tricks the listener into thinking it's about Mary Magdalene is in fact about a great deal more which is revealed as it steps proudly on it's soapbox to declare that "love is poison for the ones who hide behind the church."

The opening track "Glue" sets the tone for the whole album with the seeming random double tracking and sound quality changes, each change made to the sound has a slightly different effect, using not just word but sound to guide the listener emotionally. There is an intimacy on this album that absolutely can't be ignored. When the album ends, it's as though you've paid the tab and have bid your friends farewell at the end of the night.