Monday, December 28, 2009

Night Plane - Signs in the Sky

Intro: Let the Haters Hate
1. Norway Light Spiral
2. Kremlin Pyramid
3. Cava Scura
4. Blue I Feel (When I'm Feeling Down)
5. Don't Come Running
6. Here On Earth

As a special holiday gift, Night Plane brings you "Signs in the Sky," a 23-minute mix of new and unreleased original material - afro/beardo/deepo styles - in honor of two recent aerial mysteries. Within twenty-four hours of one another, two strange phenomena recently occurred in the night skies of the Northern Hemisphere. The first, a swirling abyss of blue light, shone above Oslo. The second, a hovering pyramid, thought to be much as one mile long, menaced the airspace over Moscow's Red Square. Numerous eyewitness and video testimonies for both events exist. The light spiral is confirmed to have occurred on Dec 9th, and some accounts place the Kremlin pyramid around the same time. Russia's Pravda news agency, however, did not report the pyramid until Dec 18th - possibly since the spiral was announced as the result of a failed Russian missile launch, the Russian authorities did not want the event of the still-unexplained pyramid to be associated with the Norwegian light display. Some conspiracy theorists read both spiral and pyramid as related in some way to Obama's Nobel Peace prize speech given on Dec 10th. Are the spiral and pyramid related? Is one or both of extraterrestrial origin? I mean, holy shit, that's a goddamn pyramid floating over the Kremlin. Enjoy.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

SITUATION - the finished sleeve!

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Listen to the CFCF Remix here:

Friday, December 18, 2009

Last Christmas....

I don't particularly like Christmas songs. Call me grumpy if you like. I have though always had a soft spot for Wham's Last Christmas. God knows why. It has a centre of melancholy that isn't the stupid grinning banality of other pop Christmas songs though. I think I even own it on 7" [10p sticker on it from Oxfam upon further investigation]. Not sure the last time I played it but it's there if I ever fancy it.

Anyways when this landed in my inbox as a present from the wonderful Micron 63 [The Fall - Soft Cell - Fad Gadget - Nitzer Ebb influences - MY EARS AND HEART SAY YES - further reading: Death Is Colder Than Love 7" from earlier in 2009] I was quite overjoyed that they'd turned Last Christmas into a wonderful dark hearted piece of electronic synth-poppery complete with a synth line of their own choosing that is simply quite joyous. I dare you not to listen to it. And then put it straight back on again.

And how often can you say that these days?

Get it here. 100 downloads / 7 days / whichever comes first.


If the world was of my making rather than the strange creation it actually is this would be battling whatever abomination the X Factor has vomited forth this year. But instead it's Rage Against The Machine [which by the way please buy if you live in the UK - I don't care for Cheryl Cole and her "stop it - it's mean" whimpering - just do it and see if we can at least make a dent in the black hole of Butlins on ITV1 talent no-show]. Anyways for a minute there I lost myself.

Check Micron 63's myspace out and some of the demos from their forthcoming album.

They're onto something.

They may have sold something [S-O-U-L to the horned one] to get this music but it could be worth it.

Thisisnotanexit Manifesto 1

Thisisnotanexit Manifesto One Promo CDs READY for despatch.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Detachments I-DJ Review

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Thisisnotanexit 2009 Mix by Simon A. Carr (74 minutes / 22 tracks )

1. Spectral Empire - Black Shark (TINAE 014)
2. Club Silencio - Objectif Venus (Fratelli Edit) (TINAE 022)
3. They Came From The Stars I Saw Them - The Unstoppable Kite (Hatchback Mix) (TINAE 024)
4. Spectral Empire - Innerfearence (Chateau Flight Remix) (TINAE 014)
5. Spectral Empire - KM-50 (Spectral Assault Mix) (TINAE 014)
6. Night Plane - Chinese Shadows (TINAE 021)
7. They Came From The Stars I Saw Them - Moon Song (The Gospel According To Mung 2012 Live At The Hacienda Version) (TINAE 012)
8. Detachments - The Far (TINAE 016)
9. They Came From The Stars I Saw Them - Signals (Emperor Machine Dub Instrumental Mix) (TINAE 024)
10. Club Silencio - Felix (TINAE 022)
11. Naum Gabo - Pictur (The Loving Hand Remix Naum Gabo Edit 1) (TINAE 015)
12. Naum Gabo - Pictur (The Loving Hand Remix Naum Gabo Edit 2) (TINAE 015)
13. They Came From The Stars I Saw Them - Moon Song (Serge Santiago Totally Different Mix) (TINAE 012)
14. Club Silencio - Turpe Traxx (Sankt Goran Remix) (TINAE 022)
15. They Came From The Stars I Saw Them - Rabbit Seal Monkey (Tronik Youth Remix) (TINAE 024)
16. Detachments - Circles (Martyn's Round & Round Mix) (TINAE 027)
17. Detachments - Circles (TINAE 023)
18. Detachments - Messages (TINAE 013)
19. Detachments - H.A.L. (TINAE 023)
20. Detachments - H.A.L. (Andrew Weatherall's Disco Dub) (TINAE 019)
21. Detachments - The Flowers That Fell (Parallels Remix) (TINAE 018)
22. Parallels - Ultralight (TINAE 017)

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

The situation is real

The spectacle is real.

The situation is real.

12" screen print test number 1.

Out January 25th in hand numbered screen printed sleeves. 300 only.

Pre-order now for £6.99 (+p&p) and we'll send you high quality mp3s of the tracks that feature on the 12" two weeks before the release hits the shops.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

I always wondered what Salem looked like. Is this them? is that Heather?

Is this is a myth?

Or a riddle?

In 2010 we may finally unleash the Detachments track featuring HEATHER from Salem on vocals called SANDS OF TIME. Maybe we'll put it on the Detachments album. Maybe we'll put it on a 7". Maybe we'll give it away.

It is nightmare / dream music - the sound of the black lodge and Agent Cooper wondering where his nice cup of Joe went and why Wyndham Earl is a shake shake shaking like Slim Harpo asked him to. The horror. The fear. The beauty.

Black Meteoric Star this week announce that the Gavin Russom piloted spaceship will head off in search of The Crystal Ark in 2010. Following the dual piloted Delia & Gavin project that skirted the surface of (THE DAYS OF) MARS and ably assisted by Carl Craig and DFA on remix command. Alongside that we visited the Black Leotard Front (whilst somehow losing HEY COACH) and Black Meteoric Star have kept things pulsing through 2009. Along with Gavin Russom going on solo missions to try and rescue Palms and Peter Dundov.

Now we plunge ever onwards with Viva Ruiz helming the microphone and a sense of palpable excitement as the matter collates and The Crystal Ark will appear in February 2010.

More reading and a Gavin Russom mix available here:

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Portishead - Chase The Tear

Portishead channel the spirit of Can and Neu! into a krautrock influenced disco opus - fun fun fun on the autobahn motorik motorik motorik.

99 shiny 1p pieces and the future will be yours.

Or you can just repeat repeat repeat the video again







until your head falls off

Thisisnotanexit estimates this will happen around 4:12 when the guitar comes in.

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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Simon A. Carr Pure Groove DJ Set Part 2

Here's some additional music I played on Friday:

Section 25 - Looking From A Hilltop
Six Sed Red - Shake It Right
Dollskabeat - No Breaks No Sleep (Part I)
Can - Oh Yeah
LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge
Ministry - All Day (Remix)
Gang Of Four - At Home He's Tourist
Colder - Wrong Baby
Lou Reed - I'm Waiting For The Man
David Bowie - Sound And Vision

Monday, December 07, 2009

Simon A. Carr Pure Groove DJ Set

1. Roy Montgomery - London Is Swinging By It's Neck
2. Twin Peaks Theme
3. Spacemen 3 - Walkin' With Jesus
4. OMD - Almost
5. Tk & Tok - The Garden (4 track demo)
6. Palms - Boundary Waters (Gavin Russom Remix)
7. Fever Ray - Dry & Dusty

I then Djed with Thomas and got a bit tipsy. Here's some other stuff in no particular order that I remember playing:

Johnny Thunders & Patti Paladin - Crawfish
Talking Heads - Naive Melody
Naum Gabo - Pictur (The Loving Hand Remix Naum Gabo Edit #1)
Parallels - Ultralight
The Dark Esquire - Situation
Detachments - Circles (Martyn's Round & Round Mix)
Liquid Liquid - Optimo
Grauzone - Eisbaer
Micron 63 - Death Is Colder Than Love (Factory Floor Remix)
The Creepers - Baby's On Fire

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Friday, December 04, 2009

Detachments PIX interview

Looking backwards to look forwards

I've been looking backwards more than forwards recently with eyes on the early 80's minimal wave and synth experiments - Chris Carters headspace experiments and Chris & Cosey's frozen worlds of grey and ice particularly goosebumpy - as well as the UK BBC4 synthpop documentary making me dig out my Mute Documents Boxset and listening repeatedly to Fad Gadget demos on repeat. Maybe it's the UK suddenly becoming cold and grey. Maybe it's just modern music sounding so over produced it just fails to move me.
I'm not sure how everything fits together but some ((a small minority)) of dubstep sounds somehow linked to the early 80s for me. Especially some of Shackleton's recent output - that clanking industrial sound of Nick Cave banging a piece of metal - I'm not sure how much Berlin links into all this but it's historic impact on music and art in general can't be denied.

"I see the towers falling"

Blood On My Hands repeat to fade...

I've been reading JG Ballard's The Atrocity Exhibition again recently. Frightened by the prophecy?

Crash Course In Science are one of those groups that had a very short life but seem to be just, for me, a perfect expression of what music should be.


I remember hearing Cardboard Lamb played by Optimo and was knocked soundways by it. It sounds like the future the way it was supposed to play out. Not what we've ended up with.

Here's a demo that was never officially released. It sounds like the basis for Losing My Edge. SRSLY >>>>>>>>

Other CCIS sources.

I'm DJing at Pure Groove in Farringdon London tonight. Come down and say hi. What will I be playing?

If you can draw a line through Silver Apples via David Bowie's LOW (Side 2) via Crash Course In Science turn left at Mute and head straight through Detroit techno (some at 33+8) turn right at DFA+Output and end up in Shackleton's basement in Berlin (whilst Spectral Empire sit in the corner tweaking a prophet) then this could be the story of your life.
Turn your head inside out.

Then Detachments will play live and channel the spirits of: Depeche Mode, The Cure, Talking Heads, New Order, WARP and some of the more interesting dubstep ( raw - glacial - rather than farty farty updated garage / breakbeat ) into something modern and relevant.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Channel M Detachments / Peter Hook Video

Detachments Live at Pure Groove this Friday

Free entry!

DJ sets from me and Thomas Aufgemischt.

Live set from Detachments (onstage 9pm).


Simon A. Carr The Barfly DJ Set

Parallels - Ultralight (The Dark Esquire Re-version)
The Dark Esquire - Situation
Detachments - Circles (Martyn's Round & Round Mix)
Darkstar - Aidy's Girl Is A Computer
Crash Course In Science - Flying Turns (Naum Gabo's Flying Saucer Edit)
Micron 63 - Receiver
Factory Floor - Lying

Short and sweet set after a rather excellent Detachments live show.