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.

Download here:

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

SITUATION - the finished sleeve!

Email to pre-order a copy.

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)

Download here:

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.

Just email us:

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.

Buy it here:

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.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Naum Gabo - Pictur 12" featured as a DJ Mag Killer this month!

Naum Gabo Pictur 12" is a DJ Mag "Cutting Edge Release You Need In Your Life"

Shame they linked to DFA's myspace but you can't have everything.

Detachments Circles Launch Party

Don't forget the Detachments Circles Launch Party is this Monday at the Camden Barfly.

Andrew Weatherall DJ set and then Detachments onstage at 2130.

We have a £4 cheap list for those that want to come along.

Just email us before noon on Monday 30th:

Detachments - Circles (Remixes Part Two)

It's all go at Thisisnotanexit HQ at the moment with two releases out this week.

The second set of Detachments Circles Remixes hit the shops this week on 12" featuring Martyn's Round & Round Mix, the Mighty Mouse Remix and the King Of Town Remix.

A big set of remixes. The Martyn Round & Round Mix features on Fabric 50 out in January and has been supported by Kode9, Annie Mac, DBridge, Zomby and Martyn himself. The Mighty Mouse Remix has been highlighted by Aeroplane as one of their favourite tracks of the year with a poppy nu-disco rework and played on Radio 1. Finally the King of Town delivers an absolutely huge electro monster of a remix which has been played at Optimo nearly every week for the past 6 months and is a bit of an anthem there (apparently).

Anyways grab a 12" whilst you can - we were told earlier this week that nearly every copy has been snapped up by shops (there are 400 in existence) and will be sold out in a week or two.

If you want to buy a copy direct just let us know - we'll send you the tracks on 320kps as well.

Everyone's a winner as we make a touch more money on selling directly to people as we don't have to pay distribution fees (in fact those copies we sell directly rather than at shops keeps us afloat as a label a touch longer).

Naum Gabo - Pictur 12" (300 only)

Two years in the making this week sees the release of Naum Gabo's Pictur 12".

We ended up not featuring the original version of Pictur as the remixes we ended up with were simply too stunning. The a-side features Joakim taking the track on a 10 minute acid disco excursion with a quite massive breakdown. I've been playing this out for 18 months now and I get asked about it whenever I play it.

On the b-side features two Naum Gabo edits of the 24 minute The Loving Hand Remix (The Loving Hand is DFA's Tim Goldsworthy for those that don't know). Owing to The Loving Hand Remix being a 6 part 24 minute kosmische journey and quite literally being unplayable in a club (unless you want a toilet break whilst DJing) Naum Gabo took it upon themselves to pull out two of their favourite sections of the remix and edit them into dancefloor playable versions. So on the 12" you get these two exclusive edits.

The 12" sleeve also features a painting given to Naum Gabo by Turner Prize nominee Cathy Wilkes. The sleeve is therefore in full colour with an expensive matt finish to make the visual element of the release truly stunning.

We are releasing 300 only of these hence the high price. About 100 exist in the UK as 200 have been shipped around the world. Don't miss out on what for us is a quite special release.

The release will only be available on 12" vinyl until the 12" is sold out and then we will release this digitally.

If you order a copy of the 12" via us at Thisisnotanexit HQ though we'll send you the release as 320kps MP3's as well. Email us for details and we'll let you know how to do it.

The 24 minute The Loving Hand Remix will see the light of day in 2010 - it has been compared to E2-E4, LCD SS 45:33 and Can's Bel Air to the people who have heard it.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Detachments Limited Edition Tour CD

Detachments are currently on a tour of the UK. We have put together a very limited tour cd to accompany the tour - we have around 20 here in the Thisisnotanexit office for sale for those who don't live in the UK or missed the shows.

The cd features 6 x tracks:

1. Messages
2. The Flowers That Fell (Live Acoustic)
3. Circles (Diesel U Music Session)
4. Fear No Fear (Diesel U Music Session)
5. The Far
6. Make It Easy On Yourself

If you want one simply send £7.50 via paypal to:

First come first served. Once they're gone they're gone.

Little Boots - Earthquake (Detachments Remix)

How different does Little Boots look when she first appeared all brunette and indie compared with the Kylie-esque image these days.

And how different is Detachments take on Little Boots Earthquake than the original. It sounds a bit like how LCD Soundsystem jamming with Ms Boots would do if you ask us. Quite a combination.

Little Boots - Earthquake (Detachments Remix)

Up for 14 days and / or 100 downloads and then it's gone.

Parallels Live At The Echoplex In LA

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Mogwai - Burning

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Detachments Circles Video

"Trapped in a frozen moment of time staring at myself in the mirror and weeping down my hoodie"

- Artrocker -

Monday, November 09, 2009

Club Silencio: Robotalco Mix

Club Silencio: Robotalco Mix

01. Ubq Project – Feel My Soul (Soulful Mix)

02. Foremost Poets – Reasons To Be Dismal (Late At Night Blunt Mix)
03. Scrappy Feat. Wet Boxx – Love Motion (Acid Love)
04. A Dose Of Paradise – Dream (Factory Mix)
05. Houz’ Neegroz – All Night Long
06. Sax – Don’t Turn Your Back On Me (Funny Bone Pop)
07. Deja Vu – Move Your Waistline ( Sweat Mix)
08. Underground Mass – Hard Times (Mix 4)
09. Jay Williams – One Step At Time (Club Mix)
10. O.D.C. – My Mind Is Going (Total Insanity Mix)
11. Dreamer G – I Got That Feelin (Original Dub)
12. Lectroluv 2 – Lectroluv Theme ( 909 Joyful Mix)
13. Eve Gallagher – Love Is A Master Of Disguise (Classic Club Mix)

Get it from here:

Club Silencio have just remixed Parallels ULTRALIGHT which will be released in 2010 on Thisisnotanexit. You can listen to it here in the meantime:

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

The essential purchase....

This week sees the release of the first set of remixes of Detachments new single. There are two more sets to come. We're hugely excited about this release as every remix is an absolute killer.

This first set contains the legend that is Andrew Weatherall taking H.A.L. losing the vocals, cranking the bass and kicking out the jams. The bassline is absolutely immense. In fact Jah Wobble may well have popped in and dropped this it's so huge. Anyway's it's already got a load of support - featuring on Cosmo Vitelli's TSUGI's best of 2009 Cd, Bill Brewster describing it as simply 'MASSIVE' and Mock N Toof calling it 'PURE ENERGY'.

Don't sleep on the flip though.

The B-side begins with the Beg To Differ Dub Remix of CIRCLES - this is Roy Dank from Wurst and Nick Chacona's new project. So good James Murphy is playing it.

The second track on the b-side is the Night Plane Remix of CIRCLES. Sounding a touch Aeroplane with a synth freakout and balearic nod Ben Pistor emailed us earlier this week saying he gets asked about this every time he plays it. The signs are strong.

A big package. Every mix a winner. Get to it.

So big it's a Phonica essential release.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Thisisnotanexit Diesel Show Download

On Monday night we took over Diesel U Music for 2 hours. For those that missed it here's the tracklist and link to download the show as an MP3 so you can listen via your favourite music consumption device.

We apologise for the ramshackle nature of the show - we had various technology problems but struggled through somewhow.

Roy Montgomery - London Is Swinging By It's Neck
Naum Gabo - Like Crystalline
Pink Stallone - Vlad
Night Plane - Let The Right One In
Club Silencio - Felix
Parallels - Ultralight (Club Silencio Remix)
Detachments feat. Salem - Sands Of Time
Brain Machine - Eternal Night (Musiccargo Remix)
Naum Gabo - Pictur (Joakim Remix)
The Dark Esquire - Situation (12" Version)
Brain Machine - Pulsations (Majeure Remix)
Detachments - Circles (Spectral Empire Remix)

***Spectral Empire Interview***

***Spectral Empire DJ Mix***

No tracklist available - Pink Floyd, Night Angles, Saudi Air Bandit and Raw Deal is all we know...

Monday, October 26, 2009

Thisisnotanexit Diesel Radio Show

This evening, Monday 26th October, I'll be taking over the airwaves on Diesel U:Music Radio for 2 hours from 1900 - 2100. Listen in as we give you an exclusive sneak preview of what's coming out on the label over the next few months including Joakim, Salem, The Dark Esquire, Parallels, Majeure, Detachments, Brain Machine, Spectral Empire, Club Silencio and loads more.

Spectral Empire will also be popping in for a chat and to give an exclusive Spectral DJ set of some of their favourite Spectral synth jams.

Tune in and drop out.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Detachments Diesel Radio Show DL

Detachments a few weeks ago popped into the Diesel studio in Dalston and took over the airwaves for a couple of hours playing some of their favourite records including Kate Bush, La Roux, The Big Pink, A Certain Ratio, ESG, Scott Walker, Thee Four Horsemen, The Horrors and more....

They also performed special live versions of new single Circles as well as H.A.L. and Fear No Fear.

You can download the show here if you missed it.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Beware the Spectral Empire. They will come for you and they will find you.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Detachments LIVE this week

Detachments play live this Thursday at 93 Feet East. Onstage from 2045 - 2115.

Check out an exclusive preview of the massive dubstep remix of Detachments new single CIRCLES at Martyn's myspace page:

Monday, October 05, 2009

Club Silencio - Miami Vice

Roll up your jacket sleeves - here's an exclusive re-edit of the theme from Miami Vice by Club Silencio for all you regular readers.
It's up for 7 days and then it's gone.

Club Silencio - Miami Vice

The reason Club Silencio are giving away this little beauty is because out today on limited edition 12" vinyl is the Club Silencio EP featuring four tracks of beautiful wild and freaky Italian disco. Two original tracks - Felix and Turpe Traxx - plus a remix from Sankt Goran of Turpe Traxx - and an edit of Objectif Venus from Fratelli. So good the tracks have been aired at Optimo, Horse Meat Disco, on Beatsinspace and at Disco Bloodbath - you can't get much better than that.

Available from Juno:

Available from Piccadilly:

Or alternatively you can drop us a message or email and we'll send you one direct from the thisisnotanexit office for £5.99 + p&p.

As I said roll those sleeves up. Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

Essential purchases!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Help us get They Came From The Stars I Saw Them RSM played on Radio 2!

They Came From The Stars I Saw Them's Rabbit Seal Monkey has been picked by Stuart Maconie on Radio 2 for the track of the week competition. Exciting stuff. To win we need as many people as possible to click on the below link and vote for the track. We appreciate each and every one of you that does this!
And pass this onto your friends! Tweet, myspace, blog, facebook it and help Horton and the gang get played on Radio 2 every night!
Next week we may well give the remix parts for this away. Stay tuned.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

The Dark Esquire - Situation Video

The Dark Esquire - Situation (TINAE 025) released November 30th.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

They Came From The Stars I Saw Them limited edition discomix cd now available!

They Came From The Stars I Saw Them - DISCOMIX (TINAE 026) CD

1. Starburst Electromix
2. It's Time (An Optimo Espacio Dub Remix)
3. The Unstoppable Kite (Radio Edit)
4. Signals (Emperor Machine Dub Instrumental Remix)
5. The HOT Inc. vs. Horton Jupiter
6. The New Wave Of New New Brilliant
7. Moon Song (Video Edit)
8. Moon Song (The Gospel According To Mung 2012 Live At The Hacienda Version)
9. Monkey Typewriter (Shintaro Taketani's RoboMonkey Mix)
10. Rabbit Seal Monkey (Tronik Youth Remix)
11. Rabbit Seal Monkey (King Of Town Extra 1/4 Remix)
12. The Unstoppable Kite (Hatchback Remix)

We have pressed 50 of these to coincide with They Came From The Stars I Saw Them's tour and performance at Bestival next week.

£5 only (plus p&p) - email us if you want one:

The majority of the remixes and tracks on this cd are exclusives and not previously released. So a nice little addition to your copy of 'We Are All In The Gutter But Some Of Us Are Looking At They Came From The Stars I Saw Them'.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Spectral Empire DJ Mag Killers feature!

Night Plane Drug Sub Mix

A Friday treat for you all. Night Plane has obviously released his debut 12" this week so he has put together a 20 minute minimix. A perfect soundtrack to your Friday afternoon / bank holiday weekend.
Get stuck in.

No tracklist I'm afraid at the moment.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Parallels in Flare Magazine!

Thisisnotanexit Juno Listening Chart (August 2009)

Here's a link to 10 musical treats currently gracing the thisisnotanexit turntable.
my link to juno records
Buy records. It's good for your soul.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Essential Purchase Returns!

Two records you should buy this week. Both classics. Both on *ahem* Thisisnotanexit...

The first is the debut release from Night Plane and was said by Fact Magazine to sound "like Tangerine Dream meets Fleetwood Mac"! Fact liked the EP so much they asked for a track off the EP for their new track of the day feature. Check it out here:

Buy it here!

If you don't own a record player you can get it on mp3 and WAV exclusively at Beatport.

The second is the second release from Spectral Empire entitled 'Black Shark' has been getting huge support from everyone who hears it with Trevor Jackson giving the b-side KM 50 a big feature in his top 10 tracks of the moment! Wow.

And this great feature on headsdown ran today too.

Watch out for it featuring in DJ Mag's KILLERS section tomorrow - wow!

Buy it here!

If you don't own a record player you can get it on mp3 and WAV exclusively at Beatport.

Help us get the video views up! If you run a blog, twitter, whatever, share it around!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Since the release of the Ultralight EP Parallels have become quite an in demand band. Current hype band Delphic have recently enlisted their remixing skills (as seen on their first remix outing for Thisisnotanexit remixing Detachments The Flowers That Fell into a pop disco masterpiece) for their new single 'This Momentary' out now on hipbloglabel Kitsune. The real killer hook on Parallels remixes is that vocalist Holly Dodson adds that extra little something. When she drifts into the mix at 3:49 that's when the remix really takes flight (similarly with the backing vocals on the Flowers That Fell Remix). Parallels are pretty busy at the moment finishing their debut album but they will soon also have a new track called FIND THE FIRE featured on the next Kitsune compilation out in September time. They are also remixing HEALTH's next single too so watch out for that. For now have a listen to their Delphic Remix. And if you like it buy a copy of the 12" or a decent mp3 of it.

Or pick up a copy of their Ultralight 12" or their remix of Detachments The Flowers That Fell here:

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

They Came From The Stars I Saw Them - Rabbit Seal Monkey

They Came From The Stars I Saw Them's new single Rabbit Seal Monkey will be out in September featuring remixes from King Of Town, Tronik Youth, Hatchback and Emperor Machine. Quite a line up.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009

How to mix

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Club Silencio release their first EP on Thisisnotanexit on September 28th. They've released a couple of other things recently and picked up support from James Murphy from DFA / LCD SS so they must be doing something right. You can get a sneak peak of one of the tracks on the EP (Objectif Venus - Fratelli Edit) on their myspace player. The EP will also feature a killer Sankt Goran Remix - seriously killer D-I-S-C-O.

They've also put together a glorious summer mix which you can download here:

1 - Blows against the empire - Sunrise
2 - blows against the empire - hijack
3 - Mahogany rush IV - Dragonfly
4 - Nektar - oh willy
5 - Good Rats - Phil Fleish
6 - Dorothy Ashby - Soul Vibrations
7 - S-Job Movement - Love Affair
8 - Mudd - Adventures in Bricket Wood # 2 (Prins Thomas Discomiks)
9 - Shrinkwrap - Illegal entry (Chiken lips heavy dub)
10 - Community Recordings - Mountain Nights (Organic soul mix)
11 - Mckendree Spring - Friends die easy

The suns out this weekend so download and stick it on.

Friday, August 14, 2009

TENSE - Sin Realite Video from Tommyboy

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Doyens of dark paranoid twitch inducing disco SPECTRAL EMPIRE return in a few weeks time with their latest offering to the dark gods. On bended knees they offer Black Shark - the follow up to their first situation INNERFEARENCE / THE MINOTAUR. Black Shark has it's own video which you should all have seen already - if not here it is from cult video maker Tommyboy.

In honour of this new release we have an exclusive mix for you from Spectral Empire. They didn't offer up any explanation or tracklist or anything. I don't think it even contains any Spectral Empire music. It's just what it is. 1 hour and 14 minutes of exceptional pickings from dusty vinyl emporiums from the past 50 years. I've asked them for a tracklist as there are some sublime moments on here but unfortunately they won't let Thisisnotanexit know what their secret pickings are. If anyone can identify more than 5 tracks in the mix and post them in the comments then we'll send you a Thisisnotanexit goody bag.

Black Shark is released on August 24th on 12" with a remix of Innerfearence from Chateau Flight and an exclusive track called KM-50 Spectral Assault Mix. The release has already been played by: Aeroplane, Trevor Jackson, Ewan Pearson, Danny Howells, Optimo, Mike Simonetti and Shit Robot. A sign of the releases quality if ever there was one.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Night Plane Chinese Shadows Promo Mix Tracklist:

fleetwood mac - world turning (night plane edit)
marianne faithful - broken english (baron von luxxury slow touch remix)
jackpost - ragazza
chicken lips - feast of freeks (steve kotey tape edit)
holger hiller - das feuer (pilooski edit)
the detachments - circles (night plane remix)
voyage - point zero
african suite - in the pocket
supermax - african blood
edwin birdsong - lollipop (kai alce edit)
azymuth - may I have this dance
cosmo vitelli - frydman
moolah - crystal waters

Night Plane Chinese Shadows Promo Mix

Night Plane's debut release CHINESE SHADOWS is released on Thisisnotanexit on August 17th on a tasty black 12" and new fangled digital download. It's got 3 tracks and sounds like balearic disco gone wrong. It's a situation of the highest order. Opiate disco (for the masses) if you will.

DFA are already chomping at the bit for Night Plane to give them a remix but we beat them to it - download the Night Plane Chinese Shadows Promo Mix to hear the exclusive Night Plane Remix of Detachments Circles which is coming out later in 2009.

If you want a COPY drop us an email and we'll sort you out. If we can cut out the middle men and collaborate together it's a better experience for all concerned.

Be realistic. Demand the impossible.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Detachments on Andrew Weatherall's 6 Mix

Saturday August 1st Andrew Weatherall gave his mixes of Detachments Heard A Lie a play on his show on BBC 6 Music. Listen again here - both mixes at 1:18 minutes. First up the 7" original mix and then his disco remix.
Tuck in. Not out until November.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Just married....


1st dance: Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill


Monday, July 13, 2009

Thisisnotanexit Manifesto 1

Thisisnotanexit Manifesto 1 (TINAE 020) 2 x cd set coming soon.....

Chapter One: Unmixed

Detachments - Messages
Brain Machine - Pulsations
Professor Genius - A Jean Giraud 5 (Previously unreleased)
Panda City Band - Wet Journey (Previously unreleased)
Naum Gabo - Like Crystalline (Previously unreleased)
Spectral Empire - Lift Shaft (Previously unreleased)
Pink Stallone - Vlad (Previously unreleased)
Night Plane - Let The Right One In (Previously unreleased)
Hatchback - Jetlag
Moscow - Boson (Previously unreleased)
Young Monday - Zaire (Previously unreleased)
Weird Tapes - The Walking Dead (Previously unreleased)
The Dark Esquire - What You Need (Previously unreleased)
Parallels - Ultralight
They Came From The Stars I Saw Them - Rabbit Seal Monkey

Chapter Two: Mixed by Simon A. Carr

Spectral Empire - Innerfearence (Chateau Flight Remix)
Hatchback - White Diamond (Prins Thomas Miks Del 1 & 2)
Brain Machine - Heaven 8 Detachments - Fear No Fear
Naum Gabo - Pictur (Joakim Remix)
Club Silencio - Turpe Traxx (Sankt Goran Remix)
They Came From The Stars I Saw Them - Moon Song (Serge Santiago Totally Different Mix)
Detachments - Circles (King Of Town Remix)
Professor Genius - A Jean Giraud 1 (Brennan Green Version)
They Came From The Stars I Saw Them - Moon Song (The Gospel According To Mung 2012 Live At The Hacienda Version)

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Jeff & Jane Hudson

I've been listening to Jeff & Jane today and the Flesh album after cleaning up my collection. The FLESH LP is full of future sounding synth experiments from 1981 that sound like the future. Seriously awesome for when it was made. Listen to this and then listen to La Roux and tell me which is better, eh eh eh...anyways as the sun disappears and the summer goes grey listen to this.

Here's Gavin Russom fave HELP ME from Flesh. Download and enjoy. Killer track.

Jeff & Jane - Help Me (From Flesh LP)

And if you like this head over to their official site where you can download all of FLESH for free. Wow. Good eh.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Essential Purchase returns!

Apologies for the lack of the regular weekly purchase column but I've been so dam busy the past few weeks. It doesn't mean I've not bought a few bits and pieces though. So straight into what I recommend you check out from the past few weeks....

Essential Purchase week 21

BV Dub - To Live (Smallfish) 3" cd

Brock Van Wey has featured on the thisisnotanexit blog before for a previous release on Millions Of Moments of which I spoke about the depth of emotion BV Dub brings to his music. He himself calls his music "sadness, idealistic, daydreams, regret, thought, hope, life". Indeed his music is the type that won't have the hands in the air and the masses screaming for one more. This is music with heart and soul. The stuff you save for staring out of the window on a train journey, on the night bus home, over a coffee on your own as it rains know what I mean. Anyways this was released on 100 x 3" cds and sold out within about 5 seconds. Due to the gushing praise for the release (and by god it is an amazing 20 minute journey) Smallfish have pressed some more. Go get. It's like £5.99 and your music money should be for people like BV Dub and not to those careerists on the majors.

You can also download a whole load of BV Dub mixes from his website. All worth checking.There's 10 of them so that's about 10 hours of free music. Get to it.

And some kind soul has uploaded the 2 parts of 'To Live' to Youtube if you want to experience it before you buy.

Essential Purchase week 22

Optimo presents...In Order To Edit

Next week I'm going to Optimo for the first proper time (I'm not counting the time I DJed there as that's not really 'going to optimo'). Anyways I cannot wait to experience the full optimo effect in the subbie. As you all know I'm such an Optimo obsessive Twitch and Wilkes could fart over a drum loop and I'd probably buy it. Probably. Anyways this is the new selection from JD Twitch who got access to the full R&S catalogue and put together a special mix cd. It's bloody brilliant. Go and buy it and dance round your bedroom to this. It beats most techno being produced these days that's for sure.

Essential Purchase week 23

Black Meteroic Star - World Eater / Death Tunnel (DFA) 12" / Black Meteoric Star CD

Speaking of techno go and buy this. Just do it. It's by Gavin Russom one half of Black Leotard Front (remember Casual Friday?) and it's just absolutely immense. DFA have been really clever and put all the tracks together in shortened form on a cd and all the extended versions on 12"s so if like me you love this stuff you'll buy both the cd AND the 12" for the extended mixes. Massive trippy speaker blowing house music. Do it do it do it.

And check his mix of German band Palms too. Like wow.

The man builds his own synths for christsakes! None of this 'i'll get my ableton soft synth out' he's a bloody genius.

Essential Purchase week 24

Black Meteoric Star - Dominatron / Anthem (DFA) 12"

Yep. And Mr. Black Meteoric Star will again be the purchase of the week. And the week after too when the final of the three 12"s gets released!

This weekend I am back in my home town of York. Upon my arrival my parents gave me a load of records they had managed to save from being thrown in the bin. I was unsure of what might be in there and the quality but I got VERY VERY lucky!!

Here's what I got:

The Stooges - The Stooges LP
U2 - Boy LP
Sonic Youth - Bad Moon Rising LP
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation LP
U2 - 3D Dance Mixes Promo 12"
The Sisters Of Mercy - Body And Soul 12"
The Sisters Of Mercy - Alice 12"

All in exceptional condition. They'd been kept in a shed so the sleeves are a little worn but the records look hardly played. Awesome!

Finally here's a little treat for you. Here's the acoustic version of The Flowers That Fell that Sebastien recorded for the Diesel Radio Show I did a couple of weeks ago. Enjoy.