Tuesday, November 30, 2010
To get you through the nights here are FOUR rare / unreleased tracks you can get from the Thisisnotanexit store. Not available anywhere else. What price exclusivity?
Detachments - The Flowers That Fell (Niallist ColdMixx) by ThisisnotanexitRecords
Naum Gabo - Pictur (Tim Goldsworthy Remix Parts I-VI) by ThisisnotanexitRecords
Both of the above plus the T&A End Of The Pier Remix of Detachments Holiday Romance and the CFCF Remix of The Dark Esquire's Situation can be got from here and only here. Buy them from us and we might be able to buy little Timmy something nice for Christmas.
Seriouksly, ik need a new laptkop and thiks iks the state mky keyboard iks ikn at the mkkoment. Nikghtkmare.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Sunday, October 03, 2010
Detachments debut album is out now on Thisisnotanexit Records. Featuring 11 tracks as recorded earlier this year in the coldest February for decades Detachments debut album is wildly ambitious and takes the 80s synthpop blueprint and updates it for a modernist oos audience. Imagine Hurts if they'd listened to Cabaret Voltaire and OMD and Depeche Mode rather than Westlife and the best of bits from The X Factor.
You can also get a limited 300 only 12" of the new single Holiday Romance featuring remixes from Cosmo and Andy Blake. Andy Blakes 17 minute take has been called "the remix of the year" by Slutty Fringe and "brilliant" by Simian Mobile Disco. Sounding like Throbbing Gristle meets Phuture its a sensational redux.
For those of you in London town Detachments will be celebrating the release of the album with a special London show at CAMP in Shoreditch on Tuesday 5th October.
Doors from 7.30pm. Tickets are £6.00.
Final Detachments show in the UK for a while. They're heading off to France and Spain after this.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Detachments live at The Alibi in Dalston Friday 27th August. Free entry.
Holiday Romance out 6th September.
Debut album out 20th September.
On tour from 21st September.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Sunday, August 08, 2010
Palms - Boundary Waters (Gavin Russom Remix)
Public Image Limited - Flowers Of Romance
Public Image Limited - Flowers Of Romance (Instrumental)
Michael Moorcock - Time Center
Detachments - The Flowers That Fell (The Niallist's Coldmixx)
Medio Mutante - Another Land
Six Sed Red - Shake It Right
Das Ding - Inter Cesters
Pink And Black - Sometimes I Feel
The Flying Lizards - Money
Modern Art - Still Life
Kristal - Love & Magic (Dub)
R3mote - Lonesome Frontier
The Shortwave Mystery - Without Cause
Dakar & Grinser - I Wanna Be Your Dog
Depeche Mode - Nodisco
The Bridge - Love Dance (Industrial Mix)
OMD - Messages (GW Ruff Edit)
New Order - The Beach
Friday, August 06, 2010
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
My friend Mystic Rock who I've known for some time is in search of the thing. I'm not sure he even knows what the thing is. In fact when I asked him he gazed off into the distance blankly and emailed me this mix a few weeks later. This might be the thing. It might not. Whatever it is it certainly rocks like a 3 legged donkey on i-dose. Check out Mystic Rocks wonderful series on Mixcloud and read his wordpress as even though there's only one post it gives a wonderful insight into those few of us left that occasionally part with our jingle jangle gold coins in exchange for potatoes and black vinyly circular shaped records.
Mystic Rock also does his thing at various East London venues - the last one was a disco dancing extravaganza at the coolest new venue in the world THE DROP with Thisisnotanexit's own George Thompson from Spectral Empire delivering thing-ness. Watch out for more.
Mystic Rock - Double Rainbow mix
Yosemite bear - double rainbow ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQSNhk5ICTI )
Brain Machine - Massive dying stars vibrating like giant speakers
Seahawks - Omega beach
Clara Mondshine - landing at full moon
Vangelis - Multi-track Suggestion
Ajello - 2000 light years from home
Sect - Man Of Wisdom
Lemon Interupt - Eclipse
Soul Clap - Dreams
Command V - Lost On Me (Jacques Renault Dub Remix)
Psychick warriors of gaia - rhythms (pull)
Siobhan Donaghy - don't give it up (carl craig dub)
Space teddy - i'm in trance with you (excpert)
Psychick warriors of gaia - rhythms (pull)
Psychick warriors of gaia - exit 23
Orbital - Steel Cube Idolatry (Dave Angel & Dave Dorrell Mutation)
Limelight - limelight (holy guitar mix)
Friday, July 16, 2010
This is the sort of music we like to play at the THISISNOTANEXIT night at The Drop. A stone cold electronic classic from 1982. Bizarrely it's from the Hawkwind, Friends and Relations LP and this timeless piece of electronic magic somehow sits amongst a bunch of raaaaawk music. This track could easily sit with some of the early minimal / synth wave stuff from Europe and is a bit of an oddity (hence why we like it). I believe Baldelli and the like played this heavily back then in Italy and you can understand why - especially with the sloping bassline that emerges halfway through. It's short and sweet and has the thing as Horton Jupiter often looks for.
So, downloads so far from Harold Faltermeyer and Michael Moorcock. Are you saving these in a THISISNOTANEXIT: THE DROP playlist? You should. Next Friday we'll post something with a bit more dynamism.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Simon A. Carr DJ Chart July 2010
1. Cold Phoenix - La Fleur Du Destin (Airplane)
Friday, July 09, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
My ears are still ringing.
I've just returned home from Factory Floor at Rough Trade East. 3 songs. Intensity of the highest order. Factory Floor take the throb, the trance, the noise, the groove, the i feel love, the gristle and focus in on a small circle repeating to infinity.
I bought their new 2 x 12" remix pack. Chris Carter - legend. Stephen Morris - legend. They're surrounded by people who know their stuff.
We spoke to Nik Colk. She said she'd do a remix for Thisisnotanexit. Here's hoping.
The last time we saw Factory Floor a few weeks ago we stood next to the singer from The Drums. Don't know his name. Don't care either. The NME appear to love Factory Floor. Bizarre. Don't let this tarnish your thoughts - it nearly made me dismiss them - but really The NME opinion is of no use to me - Factory Floor represent a new order.
Buy their records.
Most importantly see them live.
My ears are still ringing.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Monday, June 07, 2010
Sunday, June 06, 2010
THISISNOTANEXIT continues its monthly residency at new Stoke Newington venue THE DROP (underneath the Three Crowns) on Friday June 25th after a hugely successful launch party.
This time we will be celebrating the release of the THISISNOTANEXIT Summer Sampler (out June 21st) featuring 4 exclusive summer picks including Detachments, Hatchback, Command V and Club Silencio.
The night will commence at 10pm with Thisisnotanexit's own Simon A. Carr easing you into the weekend for the first couple of hours or so as he plays the wilder reaches of his record collection.
Detachments will then be performing live with a set scheduled for midnight.
Spectral Empire will take control of the decks after Detachments, setting a course guided by their own take on robo-italo and playing a wide variety of wild and crazy dance music to take you into the early hours.
There will be visuals and projections as part of the experience. As an extra incentive (as if you needed one) the first 50 entrants will receive a very limited edition Spectral Empire Dark Energy CD. All this for just five new pounds.
Come party with THISISNOTANEXIT.
Facebook event page:
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Monday, May 03, 2010
There will be a policy of no guest DJs. Music will be supplied by Thisisnotanexit Label Head Simon A. Carr and Thisisnotanexit's own Spectral Empire.
The night will commence at 10pm. Expect music you wouldn't hear in a club for the first hour or so as we play the wilder reaches of our record collections.
Detachments will be the house band and will be performing live at 11.30pm. Support bands will be booked for future events.
In an age where the pursuit of the 4/4 beat has returned we'll be rallying against this by playing a broad spectrum of music taking cues from minimal wave, analog synth music, freaky disco, post punk, proto-house and EBM - the main motive being a movement of the head, the heart and the feet all the way into the early hours.
There will be visuals and projections as part of the experience and there will be exclusive Thisisnotanexit gifts - the first 50x people that arrive will receive a limited edition SPECTRAL EMPIRE MIX CD (Cat. No. TINAE 034).
The Drop has a capacity of 100 so we advise getting down early to ensure you get in. If you want to pre-book tickets don't hesitate to get in touch.
The revolution starts here! Let's go!
Facebook event page
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Today we can finally announce that some, not all, of the Thisisnotanexit catalogue is available to listen to and purchase on Spotify.
So far you can go and listen to the following:
Thisisnotanexit Manifesto 1 (TINAE 020)
They Came From The Stars I Saw Them - Rabbit Seal Monkey (TINAE 024)
The Dark Esquire - Situation (TINAE 025)
Spectral Empire - Black Shark (TINAE 014)
Detachments - Circles (TINAE 019 / 023 / 027)
Detachments - The Flowers That Fell (TINAE 016 / 018)
Night Plane - Chinese Shadows (TINAE 021)
Club Silencio - Club Silencio (TINAE 022)
Once more is up we'll let you know. Enjoy! And of course if you like the music don't be shy if you want to spend a few pence on an mp3.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
“I think records were just a little bubble through time and those who made a living from them for a while were lucky. There is no reason why anyone should have made so much money from selling records except that everything was right for this period of time. I always knew it would run out sooner or later. It couldn’t last, and now it’s running out. I don’t particularly care that it is and like the way things are going. The record age was just a blip. It was a bit like if you had a source of whale blubber in the 1840s and it could be used as fuel. Before gas came along, if you traded in whale blubber, you were the richest man on Earth. Then gas came along and you’d be stuck with your whale blubber. Sorry mate – history’s moving along. Recorded music equals whale blubber. Eventually, something else will replace it.”
1. James Chance & The Contortions - Contort Yourself (Twitch Optimo Mix)
2. They Came From The Stars I Saw Them - Its Time (An Optimo Espacio Mix)
3. M - Pop Muzik (Todd Terje Remix)
4. Command V - Lost On Me
5. Night Plane - Str8 To Ur Heart
6. New Order - Blue Monday
7. Iggy Pop sample
8. Moby - Go (Woodtick Mix)
9. Portishead - We Carry On
10. Detachments - Circles (King Of Town Remix)
11. Manicured Noise - Metronome (Cousin Cole Remix)
Monday, April 26, 2010
I'm surprised it made it this long to be honest - I thought they'd stop it at 10 years but they made it to 12. What can I say. I'm glad they did as in the past couple of years I made it up to Optimo twice.
The first time was bizarrely to cover for the guys when they were in Japan. I'd first met Keith properly after he came down to London to play at the launch party for the first single we put out on the label (the much overlooked They Came From The Stars I Saw Them - It's Time 12" which featured An Optimo Espacio Remix). Anyways I DJed, They Came From The Stars I Saw Them played live and then Keith DJed afterwards until closing. We then headed back to Horton Jupiters house for a bit of an afterparty and Keith came along - drunkenly in the kitchen Keith said that if one day him and Jonnie were away for a gig on the other side of the world they'd get me to cover for them. Pure drunken chat I thought but lo and behold Keith called me 12 months later asking if I was free in a few weeks time and if I'd cover for them at Optimo! Madness. I of course jumped at the chance and a few weeks later was stood in the booth of the sub club DJing to the Optimo regulars...the most fun I've had DJing in my life. I'll never forget the words from a particularly inebriated guy who at the end came over and said "Aye, you're good..........but you're not as good as Keith and Jonnie" - it felt like high praise from the Optimo faithful!
The other time I made it to Optimo was for my stag do last summer. It was a day, night and after party of epic proportions and we were all properly looked after by Keith and Jonnie. An amazing night and it properly blew all of our minds. The highlights were hearing Keith play the King Of Town Remix of Detachments Circles and it properly going off with full on strobes. And a typical Keith Ableton jam of Crash Course In Science cut up with a Billie Jean acapella (it was the week after Michael Jackson died).
Optimo have been one of the biggest inspirations for Thisisnotanexit - inspiring me to get Ableton, to expand my Djing repertoire, to even start a label. From the first time I downloaded one of their mixes I was hooked - and to be lucky enough to have had Keith remix the first release on the label, DJ myself at Optimo, put out Jonnies Naum Gabo - Pictur record as well as his Like Crystalline track on Thisisnotanexit Manifesto 1 is pretty dam amazing. Jonnie even emailed me the other day saying how much he loved Thisisnotanexit Manifesto 1! Optimo are quite simply lovely guys who love music and who put on the best dam party I've ever been to. Who knows what they'll do next. I know for a starter Keith is remixing the Command V single LOST ON ME that we're putting out this summer but after that I'm sure they'll be DJing anywhere and everywhere as much as they used to - but there won't be that regular Sunday night.
Weirdly in a few weeks time on May 28th Thisisnotanexit launches at The Drop in Stoke Newington. Inspired by Optimo on a small scale - we'll be featuring live bands early in the night and then only having resident DJs all night (myself and Spectral Empire) plus a friend doing visuals and projections. A focus on wild out there music and not sticking to the 4/4 conventions that appear to have become more and more prevalent again.
If the night is 10% as successful as Optimo then we'll be over the moon. This time if myself and Spectral Empire are away it'll be Optimo who will be coming to cover for us (maybe.....)
Here as a final treat is the last 15 minutes from Optimo last night featuring......Liquid Liquid, Nina Simone and a few other treats...it brought a tear to my eye. Enjoy.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Detachments H.A.L. is released this week on Thisisnotanexit Records. The track originally featured in an Andrew Weatherall produced guise late in 2009 but the band decided to reconfigure the track for their debut album (coming soon) and thus we decided we'd give you a taster of where the album might be headed.
The 12" features this new version of H.A.L. along with a new track called Sands Of Time. Sands Of Time features guest vocals from Heather from Salem. This took place in 2008 so we've been keeping this ready for the right moment to share with people. That time is now. Hope you like it - here at Thisisnotanexit HQ we absolutely love this track and is for us one of the best things we've ever released. Truly stunning.
On the b-side of the 12" is the Ikonika Remix of H.A.L.
Ikonika is one of Hyperdub's rising stars and give H.A.L. a bass destroying refix. Watch yer bassbins.
Also on the b-side is the Andrew Weatherall Disco Dub. This featured on the Circles Remix 12" Part One last year but is now sold out and still in demand so have included it here.
On the download release you can also get the instrumental version of H.A.L. and is available exclusively at Juno Download for 2 weeks - after that the tracks will be available from all download stores.
Juno Download Store
Get the 12" from these places. 200 have been pressed in a yellow sleeve and 200 in a blue sleeve. All lovingly screenprinted. Proper DIY punk rock. Choose your cover.
For those of you in London the band are playing at The Camden Barfly on Wednesday 14th April. Onstage at 9.45pm. Come down!
The Camden Barfly
And if you're not a Facebook fan of Detachments yet - what's your excuse?!
Detachments Facebook Fanpage
Monday, March 29, 2010
Spectral Empire will be DJing at the THISISNOTANEXIT showcase at Land Of Kings on Friday April 23rd. We'll be taking over Bardens Boudoir and featuring Detachments live and myself DJing too.
Spectral Empire will also from Friday May 28th be residents at the THISISNOTANEXIT club night at THE DROP in Stoke Newington N16 alongside myself. Underneath The Three Kings. We'll be taking over once a month from 10pm - 4am to twist your minds and take you to the dark realm.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
LAND OF KINGS is back for 2010 with another festival of musical madness in the epicentre of cool that is Dalston town. THISISNOTANEXIT will be providing a label showcase with the mighty Detachments playing live and Spectral Empire and myself DJing dark delights deep into the early hours. This is the beginning of THISISNOTANEXIT events in 2010. As Optimo ends Thisisnotanexit begins...
Here's the links that you need.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
You can have a listen to the Joakim Remix via Soundcloud here:
Buy some mp3's or WAV's:
Last few 12s in the label webstore:
Coming soon: Very limited edition Naum Gabo CD featuring the full Tim Goldsworthy 24 minute remix.....
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Go download here - free music of the highest quality:
If you dig the Club Silencio ethos go buy their 12" which came out on Thisisnotanexit:
And if you dig their Beats In Space set Pink Stallone's VLAD is of course on Thisisnotanexit Manifesto 1 which you should already own anyway, right?